| Simon & Schuster, November 10, 2015, cover price $24.99 | About this edition:
***AN INSTANT NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER*** In this poignant, hilarious, and deeply intimate call to arms, Hollywood’s most powerful woman, the mega-talented 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.
| Reprint edition (Simon & Schuster, November 8, 2016), cover price $16.00 | also contains Year of Yes: How to Dance It Out, Stand in the Sun and Be Your Own Person
, Year of Yes: How to Dance It Out, Stand in the Sun and Be Your Own Person
| About this edition:
In this poignant hilarious and deeply intimate call to arms Hollywood s most powerful woman the mega talented 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 Grey s Anatomy Scandal How to Get Away with Murder Her iconic characters Meredith Grey Cristina Yang Olivia Pope Annalise Keating live boldly and speak their minds So who would suspect that Shonda Rhimes the mega talent who owns Thursday night television TGIT 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 so severe she remembered nothing afterward Before her Year of Yes Shonda Rhimes was an expert at declining invitations others would leap to accept With three children at home and three hit television shows on TV it was easy to say that she was simply too busy But in truth she was also afraid Afraid of cocktail party faux pas like chucking a chicken bone across a room petrified of live television appearances where Shonda Rhimes could trip and fall and bleed out right there in front of a live studio audience terrified of the difficult conversations that came so easily to her characters on screen In the before Shonda s introvert life revolved around burying herself in work snuggling her children and comforting herself with food And then on Thanksgiving 2013 Shonda s sister muttered something that was both a wake up and a call to arms You never say yes to anything The comment sat like a grenade until it detonated Then Shonda the youngest of six children from a supremely competitive family knew she had to embrace the challenge for one year she would say YES to everything that scared her This poignant intimate and