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Welcome to Raymond’s Brain, featuring words, art, and ideas by Raymond K. Nakamura, Ph.D.

Scrappy Little Nobody by Anna Kendrick

Maybe I shouldn’t admit this, but I enjoyed Anna Kendrick in Pitch Perfect and Into the Woods. I still haven’t seen Up in the Air for which she was nominated for an Oscar. Her memoir, though perhaps premature, is entertaining. She did musical theatre from a young age and went all in to Los Angeles while just a teen. The title seems to reflect her attitude about things. She is sarcastic, thoughtful, and self-deprecating. And it was fun to hear her read it. I felt like she was chatting with me while I washed the dishes.

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Aya, an entertaining graphic novel set in Africa