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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

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4.5/5 (1,893 ratings)
Length:
7 hours
Released:
Nov 10, 2015
ISBN:
9781442396203
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Audiobook

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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

Also available as...

Also available as ebookEbook

About the author

Shonda Rhimes is CEO of the global media company Shondaland.  With a focus on innovation, Rhimes’s company approaches storytelling through brand partnerships, merchandise, and content for film, streaming, audio, digital, and editorial. In her career, Rhimes’s work has been celebrated with numerous awards including induction into the Television Academy Hall of Fame. She has shifted the entertainment industry’s business model and changed the face of television. 


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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)
    I enjoyed this book very much and recommend it
  • (5/5)
    one word to describe this book....YESSSSS!!!
    I truly enjoyed every part. very inspired
  • (5/5)
    Great read may get the hard copy and give it as Christmas gifts.
  • (5/5)
    Great book! What made it even better was Shonda’s narration. It’s my favorite audiobook so far. It was like a book I could not put down – I couldn’t wait to be in the car to listen to it!
  • (5/5)
    I originally thought audiobooks were odd. Mainly because I felt as though I wouldn't be able to give it my undivided attention. I sure was wrong. I finished the book in a day and I was sad it ended. I felt as though Ms. Rhimes and I were having a lovely conversation regarding life and how vital it is to embrace the "badassary" we each possess to catapult ourselves to the highest of heights where we're destined to be.
  • (5/5)
    I love Shonda Rhimes!! The book is amazing. Being an introvert I related to everything she was feeling. Her year of Yes! Has inspired me.
  • (5/5)
    I'm not religious but, Shonda is my angel during hardtimes... I'm a broke,black and female Actuarial science student. The hardtimes do come, but I have Shonda. I can't wait till I have my own land to play in.
  • (5/5)
    Her journey through change is amazing, very well written and entertaining! I laughed in every chapter. It gave me lots of ideas and inspired me to keep on growing and evolving.
  • (5/5)
    I absolutely LOVED this book! I didn't want it to end. Shonda's honesty and transparency makes it even more enjoyable. This book has inspired me to say 'yes' to my fears! Great read.
  • (4/5)
    This book was a nice surprise! Very funny I laughed out loud several times. Great self help book
  • (5/5)
    This book is amazing. I can fully recommend for people who want to change something in their life but they don't know where to start or feel fear with new situations. Love the author and the way how she describes everything!!
  • (5/5)
    This book was beyond awesome Shonda Rhimes! Yes, yes, YES!
  • (5/5)
    Loved the honesty & vulnerability. Her humor is witty. Overall, the book was encouraging and inspiring.
  • (5/5)
    This book was great because it’s Shonda owning who she is and her worth. I applauded her every chapter and through her journey she inspired me to start thinking of my yeses in life. Especially saying yes to no.
  • (5/5)
    This book was so funny, smart, and inspiring. Shonda Is an amazing writer. I really enjoyed this book and definitely will be sharing this book with everyone I know! Thank you Shonda for sharing your life!
  • (4/5)
    Yes. I expected this to be more of a self help type book, but was happily pleased when it turned out to be a memoir. I have learned how much of myself I see in Shonda Rhimes, and that just made this all the better.
  • (5/5)
    Awesome! Entertaining and honest! It resonated with so many aspects of myself...a must read or listen!
  • (5/5)
    I had no idea who Shona Rhimes was before listening to her book. I now love this woman. She has made me look at my life in an entirely different way. This book has changed me and that is beyond powerful. Thank you Ms. Rhimes for sharing your heart and brain with me ❤️
  • (5/5)
    Pleasantly surprised! Shonda is witty and honest about issues we deal with daily. From insecurities to body issues to dealing with balancing a challenging career and a family. A must read for every woman out there!
  • (5/5)
    This book worked up my emotions I’m so many ways. This is by far one of the realest books I’ve read in a long time.
  • (5/5)
    Please please please write more books and do the audio reading of them. I’m obsessed.
  • (5/5)
    this book and all of her included speeches was so motivational and empowering. I could listen to it over and over. I can also almost forgive the whole Mark thing, it was so good ;p
  • (5/5)
    This is the most motivating book I have read. It has inspired me to do my year of yes❤️
  • (5/5)
    This was such a great book. Very inspirational and relatable.
  • (5/5)
    Honest, uplifting, and life reaffirming. Perhaps the best memoir/biography I've read this year
  • (5/5)
    Truly a funny and uplifting story. Shonda Rhimes discusses what lead her to make the decision to say yes for a year. Her story sounds so much like my own that I too made the choice to not be afraid and do more for me. Rhimes story is truly an inspiration to someone struggling with finding that internal reason to step out their shell more. Her story was real and breaks down the walls of what we as women really truly worry about. I suggest this book to anyone. I enjoyed it more since I am a huge fan of her work and she's a true motivator of where life could take you with hardwork and dedication.