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


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.

Title:Year of Yes: How to Dance It Out, Stand In the Sun and Be Your Own Person
Edition Language:English
Format Type:Paperback
Number of Pages:336 pages

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

  • Shanley
    Dec 17, 2015

    Ok so I know this review is more of a personal vendetta than an actual reflection of the book itself, but I had to stop reading 5 minutes in when she criticized the idea of being "a quiet librarian in...

  • Darth J
    Mar 01, 2016

    300 pages of Shonda ramblingOh, how I wanted to like this. To think the book from the woman who owns Thursday night prime time could be so trivial is more shocking than most of the characters she kill...

  • Rachel Watkins
    Oct 24, 2015

    Who knew this was what I needed to hear? Shonda Rimes did. A gifted writer who has created some of America's beloved television characters, Rimes tells it like it is and reveals her flaws, insecuritie...

  • Kerry
    Nov 11, 2015

    I like the spirit behind this book and I like the author a lot, but I really disliked the tone of the writing. I just felt like: get to the point already....

  • Heidi The Hippie Reader
    Jun 12, 2017

    Shonda Rhimes' heartfelt memoir about the power of embracing who you are and having the courage to set aside what you are not.Though outwardly successful, Shonda was miserable. Between over-working an...

  • Lucy Haynes
    Nov 23, 2015

    It was OK - it wasn't what I expected it to be.... an inspiring tale of someone taking on the world with one simple response to any question - "YES!". It was sadly more egotistical and focused around ...

  • Jenny Kim
    Nov 29, 2015

    Dear Ms. Shonda Rhimes, I want to be your friend. You don't know me but I want to be your friend. Since I'm requesting a friendship I should start by being honest first. I'm sorry but I've never watch...

  • Diane
    Jan 26, 2016

    This was a surprisingly good book about confronting your fears and being more open to new experiences. Shonda Rhimes is the writer and producer of several popular TV shows, including "Grey's Anatomy,"...

  • Gary Anderson
    Jan 25, 2016

    I wasn't going to say anything about this book because I abandoned it. Then the publisher advertised it on my Facebook feed, inviting my comments. I left a negative comment based on what I read, which...

  • Didi
    Nov 10, 2015

    I was happily surprised when I was approached by a representative from Simon & Schuster asking me if I was interested in reading Year of Yes by Shonda Rhimes in exchange for an honest review. I couldn...