Someone should tell Anna Kendrick that “nobodies” typically don’t get major book deals. The “Pitch Perfect” actress revealed the title of her upcoming book of essays, and it sounds like the collection will be just as self-deprecating as her sense of humor. “Scrappy Little Nobody” will be the title of her literary debut, which is already available for pre-sale.
— Anna Kendrick (@AnnaKendrick47) April 25, 2016
“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,” Kendrick writes on the book’s website.
“Scrappy Little Nobody,” which is set to come out in November, is a book of autobiographical essays, following in the footsteps of other funny females in Hollywood like Lena Dunham, Tina Fey and Mindy Kaling, to name just a few. The essays will give readers insight into Anna’s upbringing in New England and her successful acting career.
Kendrick, who has been nominated for both an Oscar and a Tony, has emphasized the fact that she has never written a book before. “Obviously I’m hoping to find my own voice, but having never written anything before, I’m not really sure what to expect,” she admitted to Time last year. “But it’s going to be fun. Part of me is like, ‘Yeah! I’m writing a book… if I can.’ Is that something I can do? I’ll find out.”
Touchstone, an imprint of Simon & Schuster, probably weren’t worried after looking at Kendrick’s Twitter profile. She entertains over 5 million with her witty musings. Of course, she went well over the 140 character limit for the book. Retailers have listed it as 288 pages.
Her essays will also become an audiobook. Amazon lists Kendrick as both the author and the reader for the “Scrappy Little Nobody” CD, marking another first for the “The Last Five Years” actress.
“Scrappy Little Nobody” hits shelves Nov. 15. Most major book retailers already have pre-orders available.