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In this poignant, hilarious and deeply intimate call to arms, Hollywood's most powerful woman, the mega-talented creator of Grey's Anatomy and Scandal and executive producer of How to Get Away with Murder, reveals how saying YES changed her life - and how it can change yours too.
With three hit shows on television and three children at home, Shonda Rhimes had lots of good reasons to say no when invitations arrived. Hollywood party? No. Speaking engagement? No. Media appearances? No.
And to an introvert like Shonda, who describes herself as 'hugging the walls' at social events and experiencing panic attacks before press interviews, there was a particular benefit to saying no: nothing new to fear.
Then came Thanksgiving 2013, when Shonda's sister Delorse muttered six little words at her: You never say yes to anything.
Those six words become a wake-up call - and a challenge. Soon thereafter, Shonda began her Year of Yes project: she committed, for one year, to say yes. There were terrifying public Yeses - Yes, she would give the commencement address at Darthmouth in front of ten thousand graduates and their families, and appear on Jimmy Kimmel Live. There were the excruciating private Yeses - Yes, she would start taking her health seriously, and force herself to have difficult conversation about relationships and situations that were holding her back. And there were - perhaps most difficult and meaningful of all - the Yeses that required her to explore, empower, applaud and love her truest self. Yes.
Profound, impassioned and laugh-out-loud funny, in Year of Yes Shonda Rhimes reveals how saying YES changed - and saved - her life. And inspires readers everywhere to change their own lives with one little word: Yes.