Shonda Rhimes' first memoir 'Year of Yes' scheduled for fall release

Karen Butler
Shonda Rhimes. Photo by Jim Ruymen/UPI
Shonda Rhimes. Photo by Jim Ruymen/UPI | License Photo

NEW YORK, June 3 (UPI) -- Simon & Schuster says it will release Year of Yes, the first memoir by television titan Shonda Rhimes, in November.

The announcement was made Tuesday by the publishing house's vice president and editor in chief, Marysue Rucci.


The tome will chronicle how the successful show-runner -- and self-professed introvert -- spent a year saying yes to all of the unexpected invitations that came her way.

"Saying yes for an entire year turned out to be one of the most amazing decisions I have ever made," Rhimes said in a statement. "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?"

"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," said Rucci. "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. It's easy to imagine this book inspiring a movement and we couldn't be more excited to publish it at Simon & Schuster."

The award-winning writer and producer is known for her work on TV's How to Get Away with Murder, Grey's Anatomy, Scandal and Private Practice.

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