Shonda Rhimes Partakes in ‘Year of Yes’ Challenge, Writes Book

Shonda Rhimes penned a book about her Year of Yes, hitting newsstands this November. Photo: EWShonda Rhimes penned a book about her Year of Yes, hitting newsstands this November. Photo: EW

ScandalGrey’s Anatomy and How to Get Away with Murder’s Shonda Rhimes is in the midst of her first book, Year of Yes, due in November.

Rhimes took on the challenge of saying ‘yes’ for an entire year to any unexpected invitations that came her way. Her book chronicles the year.

“Saying yes for an entire year turned out to be one of the most amazing decisions I have ever made,” she said in a press release. “It was also a little insane, a lot terrifying and sometimes wildly embarrassing. So this is not a story I ever planned to share with anyone. However, once Simon & Schuster asked me, I had no choice – what else could I say but yes?”

Rhimes has been recognized by Time and Fortune in their top 100 most influential people in the world and 50 most powerful women in business, respectively.

“It’s mind-boggling that the mega-talented Shonda Rhimes, one of the most admired and accomplished women in Hollywood, would feel the need to challenge her status quo,” Simon & Schuster editor-in-chief Marysue Rucci said. “But by saying yes for a year, she truly transformed her life for the better in every way. Year of Yes is surprising, hilarious, poignant, and accessible.”

BesidesYear of Yes, Rhimes is also lining up the debut of her latest series,The Catch, hitting airwaves this fall.

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