Even before she made a name for herself on the silver screen starring in movies like Pitch Perfect, Into the Woods, Anna Kendrick, and Up in the Air, Twilight was not unusually large, strange, and “ 10 percent rebellious.”
At the advanced age of thirteen, she had already resolved to keep the crazy inside my head where it went. Eternally. But here’s the thing about crazy: It. Wants. Outside.” In Scrappy Little Nobody, she invites readers inside her brain, discussing extraordinary and charmingly ordinary stories with candor and winningly wry observations.
With her razor sharp wit, Anna recounts the absurdities she’s experienced on her way to and from the heart of pop culture as only she can—from her unusual path to the performing arts (Vanilla Ice and loose neon trousers may have played a part) to her double life as a middle school student who also starred on Broadway to her first “dating experiments” (including only enjoying boys who didn’t enjoy her back) to reviewing a binder full of end doubles to her struggle to live like an adult woman rather than a perpetual “man-child.”
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 an electrical, singular voice, at once familiar and surprising, sharp and sweet, funny and serious (well, not that serious).