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Yes, I’ve skipped another book because again it was short and sweet and there was no way that I could have extend a whole book review related to it. Book 8 was Very Good Lives, which was a timely read over the last weekend of January when the world continued to go to shit and yet there was also some element of hope as people protested otherwise. It gave me a lot of a motivation and reminded me of a few things that in amongst this shit storm I had forgotten. It also took me 20 minutes to read.
But on to the actual book that is being reviewed today and that is this:
Now, I love Anna Kendrick. The second I discovered that you could pre-order her book I did just that as I was navigating my way off a rush hour train to make it to the last leg of my journey home on a Friday afternoon (I was not aware that I remembered that that well until just now). And then I forgot about it until I got a dispatch email and then I just got super excited to read it.
This was the second of the three books I was talking about the other day in my #GIRLBOSS review the other day (the other is mentioned above that sub-standard picture). It was just a bonus that it happened to be attached to Kendrick.
First of all, I loved her style of writing. She has a very similar sense of humour to me and that made this feel so much easier to read. As ridiculous as it may sound it did just kind of feel like I was catching up with a friend or something because it just felt that personable. This is what also made it such a quick read. I think it took me about 4 days in total because I was just breezing through it thanks to the style of writing. Kendrick had a way of sounding the perfect mix of self deprecating and honest and all the things that you kind of expect from an autobiography.
It’s not a massive tell all or anything like that, it just sort of basically plots its way through her career. It was interesting to learn more about her route into her career and the way that she worked at it, especially off the back of reading Amoruso’s story just before. I loved her story about the boat towards the end of the book because it just seemed to encompass all the things that I like about Anna Kendrick. I can’t tell you why but it just did. I liked reading about the adventures that she went on with her brother and the relationship that they have with one another. Her view on awards shows and set life experiences was an interesting take on something that to be honest I spend a weird amount of time thinking about. In theory I want to wear a dress that fancy at least once, I’m thinking something along the lines of this:
But I digress. I found her take on that whole weird situation interesting.
For the most part it was kind of a feel good read. I mean there were parts that were a little bit heartbreaking but it’s all about balance. It was just what I needed. I felt oddly reassured that I am not alone in all the slightly weird things I think or the full belief that if I didn’t have to then I could just live in jogging bottoms, a massive hoodie and within the confines of my house for days without it being all that difficult…
Anyway, I would recommend it if you’re a fan of hers and also if you mesh with well sarcasm. It’s fun, an easy read, her writing style is great and she has great stories.
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