Year of Yes - Shonda Rhimes

Year of Yes

By Shonda Rhimes

  • Release Date: 2015-11-10
  • Genre: Biographies & Memoirs
Score: 5
From 312 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.


  • 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!
  • Badassery incarnate

    By Bree23.
    Shonda is me. I am her. She is all of us. A fantastic voyage. I read all the way through to the publishing stamp - complete absorption. Each revelation she unearthed resonates.
  • Inspiring

    By Ahay1202
    Fabulous book. Inspiring and up-lifting. Should you ever find yourself in a rut, this book will successfully get you out of it.
  • A must read for all women!

    By Kmcfp
    This book will leave you feeling empowered to choose your own life, wherever you want that to be. It's funny, thought-provoking and inspiring!
  • The Year of Yes

    By 160Goal
    Thank YOU, Shonda for pulling me into my own Year of Yes! This is an incredibly motivating book in its transparency. To know that even with "success" established, it's not real until you believe it and accept you that deserve it. And nothing less. Wow.
  • Ms Shonda Rhimes😉

    By Abrinzèé
    Outstanding!! This book has transformed my life! Thank you for sharing Ms. Shonda,greatly appreciated! Badassery😎
  • Absolutely love this!!

    By Kngarrett
    This book was truly laugh out loud funny and comforting at the same time. You feel like you're sitting across from Shonda sipping on a tall Olivia Pope red wine glass chit chatting about her year of yes. This book was encouraging as much as inspiring especially as a new mom. Shonda keeps it real and normalizes what it means to be a successful working mother passionate about her career and children. She's frank. And it's so refreshing!! I highly recommend this book!! I've been telling all my girls about this one! You go Shonda!
  • thank you Shonda Rhimes

    By EstefaNEAH
    This book saved me.