Who knew this was what I needed to hear Shonda Rimes did A gifted writer who has created some of America s beloved television characters Rimes tells it like it is and reveals her flaws insecuritie
Who knew this was what I needed to hear? Shonda Rimes did. A gifted writer who has created some of America's beloved television characters, Rimes tells it like it is and reveals her flaws, insecurities, and weaknesses all while sharing the story of the greatest challenge she made for herself. YEAR OF YES gives hardcore helpful advice on how you can't do it all, it's okay to admit you need help, and saying YES to yourself comes in many forms. Highly recommend to all women!Popular Year of Yes: How to Dance It Out, Stand In the Sun and Be Your Own Person Author Shonda Rhimes is a Books None. 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.She s the creator and producer of some of the most groundbreaking and audacious shows on television today Grey s Anatomy, Scandal, How to Get Away with Murder Her iconic characters Meredith Grey, Cristina Yang, Olivia Pope, Annalise Keating live boldly and speak their minds So who would suspect that Shonda Rhimes, the mega talent who owns Thursday night television TGIT , is an introvert That she hired a publicist so she could avoid public appearances That she hugged walls at splashy parties and suffered panic attacks before media interviews so severe she remembered nothing afterward Before her Year of Yes, Shonda Rhimes was an expert at declining invitations others would leap to accept With three children at home and three hit television shows on TV, it was easy to say that she was simply too busy But in truth, she was also afraid Afraid of cocktail party faux pas like chucking a chicken bone across a room petrified of live television appearances where Shonda Rhimes could trip and fall and bleed out right there in front of a live studio audience terrified of the difficult conversations that came so easily to her characters on screen In the before, Shonda s introvert life revolved around burying herself in work, snuggling her children, and comforting herself with food.And then, on Thanksgiving 2013, Shonda s sister muttered something that was both a wake up and a call to arms You never say yes to anything.The comment sat like a grenade, until it detonated Then Shonda, the youngest of six children from a supremely competitive family, knew she had to embrace the challenge for one year, she would say YES to everything that scared her.This poignant, intimate, and hilarious memoir explores Shonda s life before her Year of Yes from her nerdy, book loving childhood creating imaginary friends to her devotion to creating television characters who reflected the world she saw around her like Cristina Yang, whose ultimate goal wasn t marriage, and Cyrus Beene, who is a Republican and gay And it chronicles her life after her Year of Yes had begun when Shonda forced herself out of the house and onto the stage, appearing on Jimmy Kimmel Live, and giving the Dartmouth Commencement speech when she learned to say yes to her health, yes to play and she stepped out of the shadows and into the sun when she learned to explore, empower, applaud, and love her truest self Yes.This wildly candid and compulsively readable book reveals how the mega talented Shonda Rhimes, an unexpected introvert, achieved badassery worthy of a Shondaland character And how you can, too.. A viral Kindle Year of Yes: How to Dance It Out, Stand In the Sun and Be Your Own Person Ok so I know this review is more of a personal vendetta than an actual reflection of the book itself, but I had to stop reading 5 minutes in when she criticized the idea of being "a quiet librarian in Ohio." As an actual quiet librarian living in Ohio, all I have to say is: what's wrong with that?!