Year of Yes

Finished Year of Yes by Shonda Rhimes.  I received a copy from the publisher for review.

Summary (from Goodreads):

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.”

I was so excited when I received an email pitch for this book because I am a huge fan of Shonda Rhimes. (I love all her shows, including Private Practice!)  And it turns out I didn’t even know because now I want to marry her.  (If either of us wanted to get married which, as it turns out, we don’t.)  Maybe we can be best friends or live across the hall or something.

Anyway.  You know how sometimes you read a book at the exact perfect time and it just becomes this huge source of inspiration? That’s Year of Yes.

Obviously read this if you love Grey’s and Scandal (note: while they both obviously come up a little, this is not a book about either) or if you love strong women.  But also read this if you’re at a crossroads and you need advice.  I  guarantee you you’ll find it in here.

Highly recommended.



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