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Year of Yes by Shonda Rhimes

by on July 16th, 2016
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I just finished listening to Year of Yes, narrated by the author, Shonda Rhimes, and it was great. I don’t usually listen to Nonfiction, but a friend recommended it so I placed a hold. I didn’t realize when I started the book that Rhimes is the creator of one of my favorite shows, Grey’s Anatomy. That fact, plus the excellent writing and author narration made the book even more enjoyable.

Classified as a Biography, Year of Yes focuses on a year of transformation for Rhimes when she gave herself permission to start saying YES to life including invitations, healthy lifestyle choices, time with family, and happiness. Rhimes’ personal story is remarkable and I enjoyed learning more about her. Plus her story is funny, compelling, and made me think.

I quit watching Grey’s Anatomy after the third season but after listening to this book, I want to start watching it again. I also want to give myself permission to start saying yes (although saying YES to Dane’s Dairy four times this week really isn’t in the spirit of the type of YES Rhimes embraces). Enjoy!

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