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Year of Yes: How to Dance It Out, Stand In the Sun and Be Your Own Person

Unabridged Audiobook

Written By: Shonda Rhimes

Narrated By: Shonda Rhimes

Date: November 2015

Duration: 7 hours 5 minutes

Summary:

2017 Audie Award Finalist for Audiobook of the Year

The instant New York Times bestseller from the creator of Grey’s Anatomy and Scandal and executive producer of How to Get Away With Murder shares how saying YES changed her life. “As fun to read as Rhimes’s TV series are to watch” (Los Angeles Times).

She’s the creator and producer of some of the most groundbreaking and audacious shows on television today. Her iconic characters live boldly and speak their minds. So who would suspect that Shonda Rhimes is an introvert? That she hired a publicist so she could avoid public appearances? That she suffered panic attacks before media interviews?

With three children at home and three hit television shows, it was easy for Shonda to say she was simply too busy. But in truth, she was also afraid. And then, over Thanksgiving dinner, her sister muttered something that was both a wake up and a call to arms: You never say yes to anything. Shonda 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 to her devotion to creating television characters who reflected the world she saw around her. The book chronicles her life after her Year of Yes had begun—when Shonda forced herself out of the house and onto the stage; when she learned to explore, empower, applaud, and love her truest self. Yes.

“Honest, raw, and revelatory” (The Washington Post), this wildly candid and compulsively readable book reveals how the mega talented Shonda Rhimes finally achieved badassery worthy of a Shondaland character. Best of all, she “can help motivate even the most determined homebody to get out and try something new” (Chicago Tribune).

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  • Katie Anderson

    Most amazing experience hearing the words straight from the author's own mouth. This was a fabulous and inspiring book that I may listen to on repeat for a daily lift!

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful.

  • Jameelah Williams

    I absolutely loved listening to this book. It got me back into my groove of being happy and removing the things and people in my life that bring negativity, drama, and selfishness. I will not let crap into my life anymore. I will be happy, experience joy, and have much laughter!!!! Getting back to the old me and a new me as well!!!!! Thanks for the wonderful insight and self-reflection that was much needed! Jam

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful.

  • William Henry

    I absolutely enjoyed this book and wish I would have read/listened to it months ago. I found that it was very helpful and the delivery maintained my attention and provided me with situations that allowed me to relate and implement change within my interaction with others. I highly recommend this book for someone that is looking to get out of their comfort zone.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful.

  • Sarah Thomas

    Love this book!

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful.

  • Nicole W.

    Love this book. Love Shonda Rimes.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful.

  • Lilly F.

    I thoroughly enjoyed the book. There were times during the book when I was smiling out loud.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful.

  • Janice P

    It changed my life and the way I think.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful.

  • Jessica Carper

    Great listen and thought provoking content. Entertaining stories and interesting speeches were the high points for me.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful.

  • Anonymous

    loved the narration....she brought the book to life

  • Stevana R.

    Great read, listen.

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