Year of Yes

Year of Yes

How to Dance It Out, Stand in the Sun and Be your Own Person

Audiobook CD - 2015
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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.

Publisher: New York :, Simon & Schuster Audio,, [2015]
Edition: Unabridged
Copyright Date: ℗2015
ISBN: 9781442396197
Branch Call Number: CDA 808.225 RHI
Characteristics: audio file,CD audio,rda
digital,optical,1.4 m. per second,stereo,Digital recording,rda
6 audio discs (7 hours) : digital ; 4 3/4 inches


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Mar 02, 2018

Shonda Rhimes is the creative mind behind "Grey's Anatomy", "Scandal", "Private Practice", and "How To Get Away with Murder".
She was challenged when her sister muttered six words - "You never say yes to anything". With this in mind, Shonda said yes to Dartmouth's commencement speech, yes to being interviewed by Oprah, yes to health, and yes to the freedom of play. She also write about how saying goodbye to the character Cristina Yang was so difficult.

Mar 30, 2017

I liked Rhimes’ premise, the attitude that one’s life expands with new capabilities and personal growth by saying Yes to things that scare us. I admired her writing style – confiding, witty/funny, attention-catching images. In listening to the audio version I got distracted by the tone of her vocal inflection (that I may have misinterpreted) and heard self-glorification in the frequent repetition of her stellar accomplishments. It’s an entertaining memoir firstly, and a motivational help, secondly, by her personal example.

AL_FELICIA Mar 22, 2017

I loved hearing the author read her story and how she was able to change her life around. Great read when you are looking for some inspiration for positive change to come your way.

cmlibrary_amaggard Nov 13, 2016

Loved it!
Like sitting and talking with your best friend.

Sep 24, 2016

Brilliant. Loved it!!!

BostonPL_LauraB Sep 16, 2016

This was so positive, feel-good, funny, and lovely! I love Shonda Rimes and will watch anything she puts out!

cmlibrary_lmansfield May 20, 2016

I really enjoyed listening to Shonda describe her Year of Yes. Her story centers around lessons she's learned about accepting herself and getting more out of life. While listening, it hit me how much of Olivia's voice (from Scandal) is Shonda. I don't think I would have enjoyed reading it as much as I did listening.

May 19, 2016

I thought Shonda Rhimes' story was inspiring and authentic. I loved the audiobook and listening to her tell me her own story.

IMCHRE8TV Apr 12, 2016

I purposely checked out the author reading her audiobook version. Glad I did not check out the book. Not impressed and I was kind of disappointed. And I am not a hater. Kudos to Her Highness, Queen of ShondaLand, the self proclaimed, "Badass." I was a faithful GA fan for years, so-so with Scandal, nothing for Private Practice and HTGAWM from time to time. Worth a browse, not a read.

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