Shonda Rhimes’s Debut Book Year of Yes Coming This Fall

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“This is not a story I ever planned to share with anyone,” says famed showrunner Shonda Rhimes about her debut book, Year of Yes. Given that Rhimes signed a book deal with Simon & Schuster in 2013 — a year before the events of YoY take place — we might want to take this claim with a grain of salt. But temporal technicalities notwithstanding, Rhimes’s memoir is almost certain to follow in the footsteps of her network progeny Gray’s Anatomy and Scandal, and achieve bestseller status, STAT.

Slated for release this November, YoY chronicles a year in which Rhimes purportedly said “Yes” to every opportunity that came her way. Simon & Schuster vice president and editor Marysue Rucci gushes, “It’s easy to imagine this book inspiring a movement.” If Rhimes’ track record is any indication, this may very well be the case — particularly among the legions of fans who direct their movements towards their sofas each Thursday for ABC’s all-Shonda lineup.

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