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Year of Yes: How to Dance It Out, Stand In the Sun and Be Your Own Person

Year of Yes: How to Dance It Out, Stand In the Sun and Be Your Own Person

Written by Shonda Rhimes

Narrated by Shonda Rhimes


Year of Yes: How to Dance It Out, Stand In the Sun and Be Your Own Person

Written by Shonda Rhimes

Narrated by Shonda Rhimes

ratings:
4.5/5 (1,795 ratings)
Length:
7 hours
Released:
Nov 10, 2015
ISBN:
9781442396203
Format:
Audiobook

Editor's Note

Say yes to reading this…

Shonda Rhimes’ inspiring story shows how a year of saying yes made her go from super successful to successful AND happy. Say yes to reading this and discover how you can do anything you put your mind to!

Description

The mega-talented creator of Grey's Anatomy and Scandal and executive producer of How to Get Away With Murder chronicles how saying YES for one year changed her life―and how it can change yours, too.

With three hit shows on television and three children at home, the uber-talented Shonda Rhimes had lots of good reasons to say NO when an unexpected invitation arrived. Hollywood party? No. Speaking engagement? No. Media appearances? No.

And there was the side benefit of saying No for an introvert like Shonda: nothing new to fear.

Then Shonda's sister laid down a challenge: just for one year, try to say YES to the unexpected invitations that come your way. Shonda reluctantly agreed―and the result was nothing short of transformative. In Year of Yes, Shonda Rhimes chronicles the powerful impact saying Yes had on every aspect of her life―and how we can all change our lives with one little word. Yes.
Released:
Nov 10, 2015
ISBN:
9781442396203
Format:
Audiobook

About the author

Shonda Rhimes is the critically acclaimed and award-winning creator and executive producer of the hit television series Grey’s Anatomy, Private Practice, and Scandal and the executive producer of How to Get Away With Murder. Her writing credits also include Princess Diaries 2: A Royal Engagement, Crossroads, and Introducing Dorothy Dandridge. Rhimes holds a BA from Dartmouth College in English Literature with Creative Writing and received her MFA from the USC School of Cinema-Television, where she was awarded the prestigious Gary Rosenberg Writing Fellowship. Rhimes was born and raised outside of Chicago, Illinois, and now runs her production company, Shondaland, from Los Angeles, where she lives with her three daughters. She is the author of Year of Yes and The Year of Yes Journal.



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  • (5/5)
    Turns out that I love TV writers talking about themselves. Mindy Kaling, now Shonda Rhimes...TV writers are my kind of people.
    If you write for TV - assemble a memoir, narrate the audiobook, and just send it my way.
  • (4/5)
    I was so moved by this book I cannot even put it into words. As an avid fan of Grey's Anatomy, so many of the words I read and stories Shonda Rhimes was gracious enough to share put so many things into perspective for me. I loved it!
  • (5/5)
    Very inspiring!
  • (4/5)
    This was a funny breezy sort of book that spoke of female empowerment and that we all can have it. Of course, I loved all the asides about Gray's Anatomy but her message is what will stay with me.
  • (5/5)
    Shonda Rhimes is an amazing talent and person inside and out. We are definitely friends in my head. I read this book four times before I put it down because it has so much wisdom in it. If you want to change your life for the better, pick up this book and just start saying yes.
  • (5/5)
    Loved this book. it was incredible to hear Shonda's story of transforming her life by saying yes. Inspirational and filled with takeaways that readers can consider for implementing for themselves.