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  • Hardcover: 336 pages
  • Publisher: Simon & Schuster (Nov. 10 2015)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1476777098
  • ISBN-13: 978-1476777092
  • Product Dimensions: 12.7 x 2.8 x 17.8 cm
  • Shipping Weight: 717 g
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars 25 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #7,587 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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“Rhimes is, unsurprisingly, a fantastic memoirist: Her writing is conversational and witty and lyrical, inflected with the supple human breathiness you might expect from a person who spends her days writing dialogue. It features lots of great punchlines…It features occasional, chatty, second-person asides…[It] is also in many ways a side-door self-help book…[with] pieces of advice that concern not just Rhimes’s readers, but everyone. …Year of Yes is a book about the shifts taking place in Hollywood right now,and in the world right now, in the guise of a friendly memoir. It is, like Shondaland itself, making a statement. It is insisting that it is time for the people who used to be invisible to come forward and be seen.”
—Atlantic.com

“Revealing and delightful.”
— New York Daily News

“There’s real value in the experiences Rhimes shares… When, for example, she discusses learning to take better care of herself, the memoir feels honest, raw and revelatory.”
— The Washington Post

“A sincere and inspiring account of saying yes to life…Rhimes tells us all about it in the speedy, smart style of her much-loved TV shows. She's warm, eminently relatable, and funny… Like a cashmere shawl you pack just in case, Year of Yes is well worth the purse space, and it would make an equally great gift. Rhimes said "yes" to sharing her insights . Following her may not land you on the cover of a magazine, but you'll be glad you did.”
Kirkus

“If you enjoy the rapid-fire dialogue of her characters, reading this book will feel like home. Rhimes opens up, and inspires, discussing her personal experiences as a sister, daughter, mother, friend and boss tempered with biting insights on societal expectations of women…[a] blend of biography and badassery.”
— Ebony.com

“Rhimes guides the reader through her transformative yearlong experiment, each chapter dealing with a different personal challenge for herself, and she lets us deep inside her brain, carefully laying out all of her fears and self-doubt…candid and friendly, almost as if the two of you were catching up over drinks.”
— Slate.com

“A mix of humor and conversational real talk…written with dashes of Oprah-esque inspiration but the no-B.S. frankness of, say, Dr. Cristina Yang from Grey's Anatomy…Even if Rhimes's fame and career don't make her an everywoman, she writes with an everywomanly sensibility…her words brim with such life that by the end of the book, some readers may find themselves wanting to say yes to more things, too.”
—TVInsider.com

“Rhimes' familiar,conversational writing style makes the book a more accessible Lean In,a self-help book and personal journal all rolled into one.”
—TVGuide.com

“Small, charmingly odd, inspirational stories…Quite simply, it's a book about how she learned to take care of herself, and how you might be able to as well. Welcome your new life coach, Shonda Rhimes.”
Vulture

“A self-help book dressed in casual clothes, lessons for living a better life told through relatable personal essays from the woman who set out to, in the course of a year, make her own better… There’s an uncanny familiarity to the journey Rhimes goes on… Never do you feel preached at while reading Rhimes’s book. This woman of huge fame and fortune is speaking directly to you, and she’s doing it with familiarity, humor, and earned wisdom…Year of Yes is an awakening as much as it is a reckoning. Recognize the power of what you’ve been doing. Do more of it.”
Daily Beast

"It’s like having a mini-Shonda in your head, encouraging you to go for it. And say ‘it’s handled.’"
— The Skimm (Skimm Reads pick)

“Shamelessly entertaining…an antic, funny and surprisingly funky portrait of what it’s like to be one of the most fascinating forces in contemporary network television.”
Buffalo News (Editor's Choice Review)

“This memoir/call to arms from the one-woman force behind Grey’s Anatomy, Scandal, and How to Get Away With Murder is basically a New Year’s resolution between two covers. Wherever you’re going, bring it with you.”
— Bloomberg Businessweek

“Amazing…The title alone is giving us heart eyes… Life is full of opportunities and chances that we’ve can’t even imagine. That’s the core message of empowerment in Shonda’s new book, and we’re behind it one-hundred percent. ALL OF THE YES to Year of Yes.”
—HelloGiggles

“Instead of writing passionate narratives for her TV characters, Rhimes adopted their pluck and bold attitudes and attacked life with a new sense of purpose…Who knew that such a small word could have such a life-changing impact? By saying “yes,” she learned to dance it out and stand in the sun. Dr. Cristina Yang would be soproud.”
Associated Press

Year of Yes is as fun to read as Rhimes' TV series are to watch. Her authorial voice is fresh and strong."
Los Angeles Times

“Can help motivate even the most determined homebody to get out and try something new in the New Year.”
Chicago Tribune

“A book that is fun, dishy and inspirational all at the same time…a powerful book, a great gift for a friend or yourself, whether you’re a fan of the Shondaland lineup or not.”
—Motherlode/NYTimes.com

“Brilliant…a peek into Rhimes' wise, funny, surprisingly candid brain, which contains opinions on everything from accepting compliments and balancing showrunning with single motherhood to, yes, the recent weight loss that's been (unfairly) making the most headlines. By the end of journey in The Year of Yes, you'll feel like you've gained a new best friend.”
—Women & Hollywood/ Indiewire.com

“You’ll want to standup and cheer when she takes control, remakes her life, and learns to loveherself.”
—Buzzfeed.com

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.

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After reading books by comedic women like Amy Poehler and Mindy Kaling, this one fell a little short for me. It was interesting to learn more about the brains behind the Shondaland empire, but I feel like she could have written a feature magazine piece and covered all the same bases in a few pages. That said, if you're looking for a light read for the beach, this isn't a bad choice. And you can put it down and pick it up weeks later and not feel lost because (spoiler alert!), chapter after chapter, she says "yes" to things and good things happen.
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This book lifted my spirits and changed my point of view. Though Shonda and I are nothing alike and worlds apart, I felt like we were friends. Shonda is vulnerable, brave and honest the way she shares her own experiences. It's been a while since I've read such a good book.
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I absolutely loved this book. I am recommending it to many people, both men and women.

The writing is honest and heartfelt. Shonda isn't afraid to tell it like it is. Well, she isn't afraid to now! The journey she writes about shares her journey to finding her truth and honesty.

Shonda is a kind, funny, strong, intelligent and loving woman who shares her journey of self discovery. She doesn't pretend to be perfect, which makes me respect her even more.

If you are willing to take the time to read this cover to cover you will not be disappointed. Even if you can't agree with her views on life and motherhood she offers a great lesson on how to love and respect all women and mothers. We all have to lead our lives in the manner that works for us and appreciate that everyone woman/mother has a right to lead her life her way without the judgement of her peers. We need to support one another and stand together in our similarities AND our differences.

I actually listened to the audiobook instead of reading the book. I highly recommend it as it is read by Shonda and she delivers it beautifully.
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This book is really worth the read if you're a fan of Shonda Rhime's tv work. This book is fantastic.
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By LN on Nov. 28 2015
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Absolutely loved it! So many passages to digest on! I couldn't read it at once, I had to take pauses and then come back for more. Thanks Shonda for your openness!
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Funny, quirky, honest and surprising. I didn't expect it to be so honestly brutal (her self-doubts, her fears, etc.) and I truly enjoyed the "truthfulness" of her journey. Good on her!
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Really enjoyed it! Funny, on point, authentic, and badassery! (you have to read the book to know what badassery is). Enjoy!
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Great inside look at Shonda's life and the inner turmoil most of us face in our lives. Love how she just babbles away having no care in the world about anything but saying what she wants.
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