Anna Kendrick is both funny and self-deprecating throughout her book. Most of the roles I have seen her play have been comical and while she does add humor to the stories of her life, that’s not what this book is. She is very raw and honest bot the events in her life. It’s refreshing to learn more about someone that I consider to be successful.
Kendrick writes (and reads in the audio version) about her career starting from the bottom and working her way up. It’s inspiring and eye opening. Moments of the book had Kendrick sounding a little beat down and exasperated. I actually really enjoyed this for what they were. It made her feel more human and relatable to an average person like myself.
She recounts her awkward introductions to love and sex amidst struggling for stardom. She is honest and open about sex, minor drug use, death and rejection. Even during these moments she still adds her sarcastic brand of humor that kept me entertained until the end.
Kendricks’s writing felt solid listening to it being read allowed, though I can’t vouch for the appeal of reading the physical book. Despite that I recommend giving this a read/listen for a positive story about making it on your own merits and not taking yourself too seriously.