From the creator of Grey’s Anatomy and Scandal comes a powerful memoir about learning to embrace change. In her late thirties, Shonda Rhimes was unhappy with her life. Her work as a television producer kept her busy but didn’t fulfill her creative dreams; she was single and felt like an outsider in Hollywood’s social circles. So she made a resolution: for one year, she would say “yes” to every opportunity that crossed her path – even if it meant pushing herself out of her comfort zone. She ended up saying yes to incredible experiences, including starting a new business, traveling to India, attending acting classes on Shakespearean stages and salsa dancing lessons from pro dancers. She also found new love interests and deepened old relationships. In Year of Yes , Rhimes chronicles all that happened as well as the personal growth process that ensued thanks largely to embracing discomfort head-on.”Shonda Rhimes is a writer of exceptional talent” (The Boston Globe).
For who is this book for ?
This book is for anyone who wants to take control of their life and push themselves outside their comfort zone.
- Shonda Rhimes is a powerful writer and her memoir is no exception.
- The book encourages people to embrace change, which can be difficult but rewarding.
- It’s an inspiring read for anyone who feels stuck in their life and wants to find more joy.
- It may be difficult to relate to someone with such a successful career.
- The author’s experiences may seem too good to be true or unrelatable for some readers.
- Some of the lessons learned could potentially feel preachy or condescending
Learn more about the author
Shonda Rhimes is the creator of some of America’s most groundbreaking and popular television shows, including Grey’s Anatomy, Scandal, How to Get Away with Murder , Private Practice and The Catch. She has been nominated for three Golden Globe Awards and seven Emmy Awards.
“I’m one of those people that love memoirs and I loved this one! Shonda is such a relate-able person, because she’s brutally honest yet wonderful at the same time. If you’re looking for some inspiration in your life, then definitely read this!”
“Shonda Rhimes is a genius and this book proves it!”
“Shonda Rhimes is an inspiration and her book, Year of Yes, details how she found herself by continually saying yes to new opportunities. I loved this book because it’s both motivational and personal-Shonda doesn’t shy away from sharing the lows as well as the highs. If you’re looking for a workbook with specific exercises to help you find your voice or just need some encouragement to start living more fully, then this is the perfect read for you.”
“A memoir that is both powerful and inspirational”