Year of yes : [how to dance it out, stand in the sun and be your own person] / Shonda Rhimes.

"The creator of Grey's Anatomy and Scandal and executive producer of How to Get Away with Murder reveals how saying Yes changed her life -- and how it can change yours too. She's the creator and producer of some of the most groundbreaking and audacious shows on television today, so who would suspect...

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Main Author: Rhimes, Shonda.
Published: New York : Simon & Schuster, 2015.
Edition: First Simon & Schuster hardcover edition.
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Summary: "The creator of Grey's Anatomy and Scandal and executive producer of How to Get Away with Murder reveals how saying Yes changed her life -- and how it can change yours too. She's the creator and producer of some of the most groundbreaking and audacious shows on television today, so who would suspect that Shonda Rhimes is an introvert? That she hired a publicist so she could avoid public appearances. That she hugged walls at splashy parties and suffered panic attacks before media interviews. Shonda Rhimes was an expert at declining invitations. Shonda's introvert life revolved around burying herself in work, snuggling her children, and comforting herself with food. And then, on Thanksgiving 2013, she decided to embrace the challenge: for one year, she would say Yes to everything that scared her. This memoir explores Shonda's life before -- her nerdy, book-loving childhood creating imaginary friends. And it chronicles her life after her Year of Yes had begun -- when she forced herself out of the house and onto the stage, appearing on Jimmy Kimmel Live, and giving the Dartmouth Commencement speech; when she learned to say yes to her health, yes to play and she stepped out of the shadows and into the sun; when she learned to explore, empower, applaud, and love her truest self. And you can, too. Shonda Rhimes is the executive producer and creator of the ABC television series Grey's Anatomy, and Scandal. She created the spinoff series Private Practice, and she is the executive producer of the ABC series How to Get Away with Murder. Shonda Rhimes studied screenwriting at the University of Southern California. ShondaLand is the name of her production company"--Provided by publisher.
Item Description: "How to dance it out, stand in the sun and be your own person"--Cover.
Physical Description: xxii, 311 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 19 cm.
Language: English
ISBN: 1476777098 (hc.)
9781476777092 (hc.)
Author Notes: Shonda Rhimes was born in Chicago, Illinois on January 13, 1970. She received a BA in English literature with creative writing from Dartmouth College and a MFA from the USC School of Cinema-Television. She was awarded the prestigious Gary Rosenberg Writing Fellowship.

Rhimes is the creator and executive producer of the television series Grey's Anatomy, Private Practice, and Scandal and the executive producer of How to Get Away With Murder. Her other work includes Princess Diaries 2: A Royal Engagement, Crossroads, and Introducing Dorothy Dandridge. Her first book, Year of Yes: How to Dance It Out, Stand In the Sun and Be Your Own Person, was published in 2015.

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