From television visionary to book author, is there anything Shonda Rhimes can’t do? Simon & Schuster announced Tuesday that Rhimes will publish her first book in November. In Year of Yes, Rhimes will write about how she took on the challenge of saying yes, for one year, to unexpected invitations.
“Saying yes for an entire year turned out to be one of the most amazing decisions I have ever made,” Rhimes 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.”
Marysue Rucci, Simon & Schuster’s editor-in-chief, added, “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. Year of Yes is surprising, hilarious, poignant and accessible.”
Not only is Rhimes the mastermind behind the hit shows Scandal, Grey’s Anatomy and How to Get Away With Murder, but she has also been named one of Time’s 100 most influential people in the world and one of the 50 most powerful women in business by Fortune.