Anna Kendrick Gets a Book Deal for Collection of Essays

Actress will publish musings on her life experience that will “showcase my ineptitude, pettiness, and the frequency with which I embarrass myself,” she says

poses in the press room during the 87th Annual Academy Awards at Loews Hollywood Hotel on February 22, 2015 in Hollywood, California.
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Anna Kendrick is adding “published author” to her résumé.

“Up in the Air” actress Kendrick has signed on with Simon & Schuster imprint Touchstone, the company said Thursday.

The as-yet-untitled collection of essays, which is scheduled for a fall 2016 release, will “amusingly recount memorable moments throughout her life, from her middle class upbringing in New England to the blockbuster movies that have made her one of Hollywood’s most popular actresses today,” Touchstone said.

“Expanding upon the witty and ironic dispatches for which she is known, Anna Kendrick’s essays will offer her one-of-a-kind commentary on the absurdities she’s experienced on her way to and from the heart of pop culture,” Touchstone added.

Kendrick, who boasts nearly 4 million Twitter followers, has gained a reputation for her whimsical microblogging musings, including live blogs of the Emmys and “The Bachelor.”

The “Pitch Perfect 2” actress wisecracked that the book would allow her to “showcase my ineptitude, pettiness, and the frequency with which I embarrass myself.”

“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 said. “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!”

“Anna has already endeared herself to millions, thanks to her instantly relatable, self-deprecating, and very funny voice,” Touchstone senior editor Lauren Spiegel, added. “It will come as no surprise to her legions of fans that her brilliant comedic instincts translate quite readily to the page.”

Simon & Schuster Audio will simultaneously release an audio edition of the book.