Now the actress (Up in the Air, Pitch Perfect, Twilight) has been signed by Touchstone to write a collection of funny, autobiographical essays that will expand “upon the witty and ironic dispatches for which she is known,” the publisher said. The yet-to-be-titled book will be published in fall 2016.
Kendrick, 29, will discuss “memorable moments throughout her life,” from her middle-class upbringing in New England to making it in Hollywood.
“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 in a news release. “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!”
Touchstone publisher Susan Moldow called Kendrick “the rare entertainer whose impressive arsenal of talents is equally matched by her sharp wit and wry observations about life.”