A collection of humorous autobiographical essays by the Academy Award-nominated actress and star of Up in the Air and Pitch Perfect.
I’m excited to publish my first book, and because I get uncomfortable when people have high expectations, I'd like to use this opportunity to showcase my ineptitude, pettiness, and the frequency with which I embarrass myself. And while many of my female inspirations who have become authors are incredibly well-educated and accomplished comedy writers, I'm very, very funny on Twitter, according to Buzzfeed and my mom, so I feel like this is a great idea. Quick question: are run-on sentences still frowned upon? Wait, is ending a sentence with a preposition still frowned upon? I mean, upon frowned? Dammit! -- Anna Kendrick
Anna Kendrick’s autobiographical collection of essays amusingly recounts memorable moments throughout her life, from her middle-class upbringing in New England to the blockbuster movies that have made her one of Hollywood’s most popular actresses today. Expanding upon the witty and ironic dispatches for which she is known, Anna Kendrick’s essays offer her one-of-a-kind commentary on the absurdities she’s experienced on her way to and from the heart of pop culture.
About the Author
Born and raised in Portland, Maine, Anna Kendrick made her Broadway debut at the age of twelve for her Tony-nominated performance in the musical High Society. Since her Academy Award-nominated role as Natalie Keener in Up in the Air, she has made numerous theatrical appearances, including starring roles in the The Twilight Saga and Pitch Perfect film franchises. In 2013, she achieved musical success with the #2 Billboard hit song "Cups (When I'm Gone)," featured in Pitch Perfect. She lives in Los Angeles, California.
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I loved reading this book. I'm a fan of Anna Kendrick love her movies especially Pitch Perfect. Its great to read such a down to earth detail of how her life really is behind the glitz and glamour and how normal her life is on one of her quiet days. Such great humour. Love it.
Anna Kendrick gives a hilarious, very real and down to earth view of life in the spotlight, her journey to where she is now and doesn't hold back on the normal everyday details which I really enjoyed. It was humbling to read from a star just how normal their life actually is between awards nights and publicity tours.
Anna Kendrick is fabulous and hard working. Love her xx
Number Of Pages: 304
Published: 15th November 2016
Publisher: Simon & Schuster Ltd
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 19.8 x 12.8 x 2.1
Weight (kg): 0.27