Year of Yes - Shonda Rhimes

Year of Yes

By Shonda Rhimes

  • Release Date: 2015-11-10
  • Genre: Biographies & Memoirs
Score: 4.5
From 533 Ratings


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.


  • Refreshing

    By Kay-099
    This book refreshes my soul. Shonda Rhimes has such a unique voice. I had no idea she possessed such a talent. And it left me wanting more! Please, please write more, Ms. Rhimes!!
  • Intrepid

    By aoji_
    Ms. Rhymes is fearless and Inspirational. Every word was written with intention and grace. I am so happy I stumbled upon this book because it has impacted me for a lifetime
  • Year of Yes

    By sweet-toast
    Wow! This book came into my hands at the PERFECT time of my life. I was guided through obstacles, and connected with Shonda immensely! I feel that Shonda (other than writing smash hits on TV) could have been writing my own story. I laughed with her I cried with her, and her resounding voice carried me through some very treacherous waters and sharks waiting to rip me to pieces. Every time I picked her book back up at the perfect time, and was guided further on my journey. Thank You Shonda your book set fire to my heart and soul. Because of you and Christina Yang, I am bolder, brighter, no longer a timid mouse in the corner afraid of the cat! I’m a caged bird that broke free, and with your help and wisdom, I am soaring to heights never known!
  • Year of yes is amazing

    By Love amour
    I started reading this book after I decided to have my year of yes. It just happen to me and then I heard about this book and read it and many quotes is on my vision board. This will be my first selection into my book club. Thank u shonda
  • It was good...

    By Aqua Clara
    Good book with some inspirational thoughts.
  • A Fan's MUST READ!

    By BK0831
    If you are a Shondaland fan, this is a must read. Not only does it give you insight into the life of a mysterious Wonder Woman, it helps you understand and appreciate her characters and stories SO much more. I love this book!
  • Loved it!

    By Carrie Ro
    This book seemed to be talking directly to me. So many chapters resonated with me during a difficult time in my life. It seemed to me that I was meant to read that one particular chapter that very day in my life.
  • Good book say yes to reading it

    By CoolSynabunny
    This book was inspiring, uplifting, and spoke to my truth! It was also an easy read!
  • Amazing book

    By william_B4_U_Read_This
    One of my favorite books of all time. Definitely best memoir I've ever read. Would highly recommend it!
  • So much fun to read!!

    By Jlicia123
    When reading, I felt like I was having a conversation with Shonda. I love the humor, the truth of her life, and the happiness and love that jump off these pages. Smiles for Shonda!