Year of Yes

Year of Yes

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 and Catch, 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 lot...

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Title:Year of Yes
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Year of Yes Reviews

  • Rachel Watkins

    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!

  • Lola

    Shonda Rhimes would make an incredible teacher. The world could use a teacher like her—eloquent, understanding, interesting, bold, and so very open-minded. I want her to be my teacher. Don’t get me wrong, there are many good teachers at my uni, but Shonda Rhimes has so much to say and such a fantastic way of expressing herself.

    It doesn’t matter if what she’s thinking is unlike what others are thinking. She won’t modify her opinions to fit the common ones. She is loud and clear. Sometimes I would

    Shonda Rhimes would make an incredible teacher. The world could use a teacher like her—eloquent, understanding, interesting, bold, and so very open-minded. I want her to be my teacher. Don’t get me wrong, there are many good teachers at my uni, but Shonda Rhimes has so much to say and such a fantastic way of expressing herself.

    It doesn’t matter if what she’s thinking is unlike what others are thinking. She won’t modify her opinions to fit the common ones. She is loud and clear. Sometimes I would find myself disagreeing with her claims – like her saying women CAN’T have it all. But I would keep on reading and slowly realize where she is coming from. She explores different angles.

    I remember reading Drew Barrymore’s memoir – Wildflower – in which she, too, admits to women not being able to have it all and I disliked her statement. It sounded negative. It WAS negative. Turns out, Barrymore didn’t convince me. All she said was that after she started having kids, she didn’t feel like working anymore, preferring to stay home with them. Which is fine, but the way she said it – women CAN’T have it all – seemed like she expected all women to have the same experience.

    But then I read Shonda Rhimes’ thoughts on the matter, and suddenly I was like, ‘‘You know what, it makes sense that women can’t be in five different places at the same time and that they need help taking care of their kids and maintaining the house, especially if they (like Shonda Rhimes herself) have one or multiple jobs with long hours. They deserve to not be overwhelmed and stressed all the time.’’ It makes sense.

    By the way, this is not all this book is about, but it shows that some people are able to make you see what others can’t. Shonda Rhimes is one of those people and I admire her so, so much. Also, feminism, yay!

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  • Kerry

    I like the spirit behind this book and I like the author a lot, but I really disliked the tone of the writing. I just felt like: get to the point already.

  • Darth J

    Oh, how I wanted to like this. To think the book from the woman who owns Thursday night prime time could be so trivial is more shocking than most of the characters she kills off. I wanted to root for her like Tyra, but kept feeling like she was just meandering and bragging about things while rarely reaching a cohesive point.

    The thing is that the book isn't boring, and her writing style seems much like her personality: quite pleasant. She just has such a roundabout way

    Oh, how I wanted to like this. To think the book from the woman who owns Thursday night prime time could be so trivial is more shocking than most of the characters she kills off. I wanted to root for her like Tyra, but kept feeling like she was just meandering and bragging about things while rarely reaching a cohesive point.

    The thing is that the book isn't boring, and her writing style seems much like her personality: quite pleasant. She just has such a roundabout way of explaining things that makes you forget what her original topic was. Then there are times where she seems unapologetic about some messed up stuff she's done to people. I'm talking

    she's done to people personally and she just waves it off like it's something small that she will "forgive [her]self for, one day".

    There are also photos included in the book, and true to her bragging about her beautiful family, you can see that she's genetically blessed. I wish with all of her talking about how important her family is that she actually included more stories about them.

    All in all, I have to give this 2 stars. It felt like sitting in an outdoor café and listening to her squawk about life: not unpleasant, but certainly long-winded and usually her stories don't go anywhere.

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  • Shanley

    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?!

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