Year of Yes

  • by Shonda Rhimes
  • Narrated by Shonda Rhimes
  • 7 hrs and 4 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

The megatalented 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 ubertalented 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.


What the Critics Say

"What makes this such a powerful audiobook is that, behind her colloquial language and assertive style, you can appreciate the work it took for someone this shy to begin making public appearances and to perform this excellent inspirational audio." (AudioFile)


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Where does Year of Yes rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

This book has got to be my favourite audiobook I have listened to this year.

What does Shonda Rhimes bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you had only read the book?

Shonda Rhimes completely draws you in from the very beginning of this book. I expected to be taken on a journey by a very accomplished storyteller and I was not disappointed! Shonda's unique brand of wit, humour and personality comes across fantastically on audio, which made me so glad I chose to listen rather than read. I became completely immersed in her story, I laughed, cried and thoroughly enjoyed every minute. An inspired book, that I cannot recommend highly enough!

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- Angie

If you're looking for inspiration, this is it!

Would you consider the audio edition of Year of Yes to be better than the print version?

As Shonda herself narrates the story, you get a much better feel for her as a person. Plus you get the added bonus of listening to her live speeches, as she spoke them, much more effective than reading the words on the page.

Who was your favorite character and why?

I fell in love with Shonda, I identify with her. I am completely inspired by her year of yes, thinking. She is honest, firm but fair, sassy and frequently hilarious. It's like a friend you never knew you had, telling you a story.

Which scene did you most enjoy?

I enjoyed how she laid it all bare for us. No fear of judgement. Here I am, this is my story, take it or leave it.

If you made a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?

Visiting Shondaland is a must for women everywhere!

Any additional comments?

Brilliant, brilliant book will listen to it over and over

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- Rebelle

Book Details

  • Release Date: 10-11-2015
  • Publisher: Simon & Schuster Audio