Book – Year of yes: How to Dance it Out, Stand in the Sun and Be Your Own Person
Author – Shonda Rhimes
I know why Shonda Rhimes is such a successful writer. When it comes to the written word, she can make people FEEL. She’s open and honest and can see to the real heart of a person. The Year of Yes chronicles her journey of taking that ability, that openness and honesty, and applying it to real life. This book is heartfelt and holds nothing back. In her own words, she tells the reader that she is old and that she is a liar; that she makes stuff up for a living. Technically, these things may be true, but Shonda has a way of truly seeing people and the human spirit and condition in a way that most people can’t. She has taken her story and bravely laid it all out there for everyone to read in the hopes that her words will ensure that those out there struggling with the things she has struggled with don’t feel alone. This book is funny and heartfelt and strong, and I feel much stronger having read it.