Year of Yes: How to Dance it Out, Stand in the Sun and be Your Own Person

Year of Yes: How to Dance it Out, Stand in the Sun and be Your Own Person

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 In this poignant, hilarious and deeply intimate call to arms, Hollywood's most powerful woman, the mega-talented creator ...

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Title:Year of Yes: How to Dance it Out, Stand in the Sun and be Your Own Person
Author:Shonda Rhimes
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Genres:Nonfiction
ISBN:1471157326
Edition Language:English
Format Type:Paperback
Number of Pages:336 pages pages

Year of Yes: How to Dance it Out, Stand in the Sun and be Your Own Person Reviews

  • Gail
    Feb 11, 2016
    Maybe it?s because this was an audio read for me, and Shonda was SO DARN DELIGHTFUL speaking its words in my ear, but this was a definite five-star read for me. I?ve been a fan of this woman?s shows for quite some time (though admittedly I don?t watch Grey?s or Scandal at pre...
  • Lindsay
    Jun 10, 2016
    Holy cow, that was good in so many ways. I had initially just picked it up because I heard the audio (read by Rhimes) was great--I'm finding lately that I'm becoming increasingly inclined to check out an audiobook for its reader alone and not necessarily the story...weird. Anyway, it q...
  • Lauren
    Nov 12, 2015
    I was slow to warm to this book - I loved the idea of the topic and enjoy Rhimes' work on television, but initially found her writing to be too casual and chatty to really hold my attention. After putting it down for a few days, I picked it up again and found that I read half the book ...
  • Flannery
    Mar 12, 2016
    I would say I'm a 4 or 5 out of 10 on the Shonda-Rhimes-Television-Show-Enjoyment-Index-That-I-Just-Made-Up-Right-Now. I watched maybe two seasons of Grey's Anatomy and then stopped. I watched two seasons of Scandal and then gave it up. I watched a few episodes of How to Get Away with ...
  • Kelly
    Mar 30, 2016
    I knew who Rhimes was before reading this, but I didn't know her beyond a name and a face. But I loved the hell out of this book, and now I love her to bits and pieces. Her attitude and philosophy about life and happiness mirror so many of mine -- it's important to say yes. But that "y...
  • Kelly Hager
    Nov 25, 2015
    I was so excited when I received an email pitch for this book because I am a huge fan of Shonda Rhimes. (I love all her shows, including Private Practice!) And it turns out I didn't even know because now I want to marry her. (If either of us wanted to get married which, as it turns out...
  • Trish
    Dec 23, 2016
    Is there anyone out there who doesn?t think Shonda Rhimes is something special? She has got it all going on, creating TV characters (in a time frame that would cripple most of us) for several shows that reflect the best and worst of ourselves. She is a genuinely interesting personali...
  • Julie Ehlers
    Oct 03, 2016
    At first glance, I'm not the obvious audience for this book: I've never seen even a single episode of one of Shonda Rhimes's shows. (I'm not bragging or anything?I'm just not a big TV watcher.) So I didn't pick up Year of Yes because I was a big fan. I picked it up because the descri...
  • Naoms
    Jan 08, 2016
    Originally Posted at: Confessions of an Opinionated Book Geek I like to start every year with a memoir/autobiography/Non-fiction book by someone who I respect and who inspires me. As an aspiring television writer who wants to turn at least one of my many pilot scripts into an actu...
  • Rachel Watkins
    Oct 24, 2015
    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 h...
  • Erica
    Jan 11, 2018
    There's so much I want to say about this book but it appears I have no way to express myself. I'd started to review it a few times but backspaced my words away. One review was a letter to Shonda, explaining why we should be friends. Nothing has felt right, though. All I can say tha...
  • Didi
    Nov 10, 2015
    I was happily surprised when I was approached by a representative from Simon & Schuster asking me if I was interested in reading Year of Yes by Shonda Rhimes in exchange for an honest review. I couldn?t refuse. I knew Rhimes?s book was due to be released soon and wasn?t sure ...
  • Gary Anderson
    Jan 25, 2016
    I wasn't going to say anything about this book because I abandoned it. Then the publisher advertised it on my Facebook feed, inviting my comments. I left a negative comment based on what I read, which the publisher then deleted. So here goes. The self-indulgent twaddle in this book ...
  • Kerry
    Nov 11, 2015
    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. ...
  • Jessica Woodbury
    Jan 15, 2016
    I do not like many memoirs. And I do not like many inspirational books. And yet here I am, really liking Shonda Rhimes' inspirational memoir. Initially I had my doubts. I'm a divorced single parent trying to make waves in a new career and scraping through to get food on the table. She'...
  • Xueting
    Oct 31, 2015
    I love love love this book. It makes me want to really take care of myself and love myself more. If anyone needs an inspirational self-help kinda read, whatever your main struggle in life, this book will help make you feel so much better. Even if you're not looking for particular advic...
  • Susie
    Mar 09, 2016
    This was a book I so desperately needed in my life a few years ago. It still had some wonderful words of wisdom, though! I'm super excited to watch a Shondaland show after this book. I want to give this book to so many of my lady friends. <3 ...
  • Jayeeta
    Apr 14, 2017
    3.5 stars Good, fun, quick read. I was definitely left feeling very inspired by not just Shonda's achievements but also her way of thinking and approach to YES! 2017 will be my year of YES! ...
  • Shanley
    Dec 17, 2015
    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 wron...
  • Heather Fineisen
    Jun 03, 2016
    I don't watch Shonda Rhimes' shows. I used to watch Grey's Anatomy and liked it very much. My point is, you don't have to watch Rhimes' shows to enjoy her audio book, which she narrates. I suspect if you do, you'll enjoy it that much more. Listening to the audio version of this book wi...
  • Liz Logan
    Nov 15, 2015
    Shockingly, the problems of a zillionaire TV mogul and my problems have zero overlap. So: nope. ...
  • Karina
    Jan 31, 2016
    A fun and sometimes enlightening journey of personal growth. I enjoyed myself a lot on various occasions but it failed to truly hit the spot. It was funny, honest, and entertaining non the less. I'd still recommend it especially if you are a fan of her work. One of those quick/nice tre...
  • Wanda
    Aug 01, 2016
    A combination of memoir and self-help book, The Year of Yes was a quick and easy read. It is written in a very conversational tone (unlike many books in the self-help genre) and that may put off some readers. So help me, I had absolutely no idea who Shonda Rhimes was and I must confess...
  • Darth J
    Mar 01, 2016
    300 pages of Shonda rambling 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 ...
  • madamereadsalot
    May 26, 2016
    I listened to this audiobook the last two days and I really adored it. Going into this book, I didn't know that it was by the writer of shows like Greys Anatomy, Private Practice and How to get away with murder. Neither did I know who this Shonda Rhimes even was. But the title caught m...
  • Jenny Kim
    Nov 29, 2015
    Dear Ms. Shonda Rhimes, I want to be your friend. You don't know me but I want to be your friend. Since I'm requesting a friendship I should start by being honest first. I'm sorry but I've never watch any of your show. And I have to apology again since I will unlikely watch them in...
  • Daphne
    Jan 02, 2016
    I literally laughed out loud while reading this book and had tears in my eyes several times. So many things are underlined, things I want to be, things I am, things I want to change. I feel like Shonda is my new best friend. She's my new person. ...
  • Iara Picolo
    Feb 20, 2017
    que mulher meus amigos, que mulher. ...
  • Lucy Haynes
    Nov 23, 2015
    It was OK - it wasn't what I expected it to be.... an inspiring tale of someone taking on the world with one simple response to any question - "YES!". It was sadly more egotistical and focused around a handful of experiences within that year - no doubt profound to Shonda, but not thoro...
  • Jeremy Klavens
    Feb 23, 2016
    Honestly, this book could've have been 150 pages. She repeats herself SOOOOOOO much. Did you know she's a writer? She is. She's a writer. She makes stuff up for a living, cuz guess what? She's a writer. Although the focus of the book is purportedly about how Shonda Rhimes finds a w...