The Academy Award-nominated actress will join the likes of other funny females who’ve given us a glimpse into their lives as of late. From Tina Fey’s Bossypants to Amy Poehler's Yes Please and Mindy Kaling’s Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me (And Other Concerns) we’ve been spoiled in the land of humorous celebrity memoirs and if Kendrick can mimic her strong and unique Twitter presence in long-form we’ll be in for quite the treat.
Kendrick’s book deal with Touchstone, an imprint of Simon & Schuster won’t be the typical Hollywood star memoir, but instead a collection of funny essays drawn on memorable and entertaining moments from her life which will hopefully be jam-packed with the sarcastic, self-deprecating nature of her tweets. Kendrick said in a release (via EW):
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!
Already, I want to read more. There’s something about Kendrick that makes her seem so down-to-earth and genuine. And her short and quirky witticisms on Twitter are just the icing on top. This project could be good, it could be really good. But just in case you needed more convincing…
For someone with such an intense need to be liked you'd think I would have figured out how to be less of an asshole.— Anna Kendrick (@AnnaKendrick47) September 2, 2013
Can Claire Underwood from House of Cards please do an exercise tape where she's like cold and dispassionate but she gives you a perfect ass?— Anna Kendrick (@AnnaKendrick47) March 30, 2015
They say you shouldn't meet your heroes. And they're right cause I met a baby raccoon once and it pooped on my shoulder.— Anna Kendrick (@AnnaKendrick47) March 19, 2015
I like my men like I like my coffee. Silent.— Anna Kendrick (@AnnaKendrick47) January 28, 2015
You're probably right.* -- *You're wrong, I just don't want to seem like a dick about it.— Anna Kendrick (@AnnaKendrick47) December 24, 2014
I'm so humble it's crazy. I'm like the Kanye West of humility.— Anna Kendrick (@AnnaKendrick47) November 4, 2014
The still TBD titled book will be published in fall of 2016 and we’re sure to get a good look into Kendrick’s past coming from suburban New England. And be sure to check out Anna Kendrick showing off her singing chops in the upcoming Pitch Perfect 2 in theaters May 15.