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

by Shonda Rhimes

Shonda Rhimes has created, written, and produced hit television shows like Grey's Anatomy and Scandal. She is an empowered and independent women who created a brilliant career, adopted and raised children on her own, changed the face of television, and has made the general culture just that much less sexist and racist. So why was she having kind of a meltdown of negativity, fear, and shame in her personal life? She shares in this book what she was going through and how she pulled herself out of it—by saying a big old "yes" to everything she actually wanted in her life (including, in some cases, saying yes to saying no... we all know how tangled that can get). The book is funny and dramatic (she's a comedic tv writer, so of course!). You kind of get the sense that her editor would have cut more of it but they needed to make the book a certain length, but a few parts that run a bit long are still punchy and effective. And the overall book is entertaining and empowering AF. If you're hitting your 30s, 40s, or 50s and find yourself paradoxically terrified of your own abilities and successes, this book is for you.