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Oct 27, 2023

Anna Kendrick visits Google to discuss her book “Scrappy Little Nobody.”

Even before she made a name for herself on the silver screen starring in films like “Pitch Perfect,” “Up in the Air,” and “Twilight”, Anna Kendrick was unusually small, weird, and just a little defiant.

At the ripe age of thirteen, she had already resolved to keep the crazy inside her head where it belonged. Forever. But here’s the thing about crazy: It. Wants. Out. In “Scrappy Little Nobody,” she invites readers inside her brain, sharing extraordinary and charmingly ordinary stories with candor and winningly wry observations.

Enter Anna’s world and follow her rise from “scrappy little nobody” to somebody who dazzles on the stage, the screen, and now the page—with a voice, at once familiar and surprising, sharp and sweet, funny and serious.

Originally published in October of 2017.

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