Reviews

Year of Yes, by Shonda Rhimes

meghanchristian's review against another edition

Go to review page

3.0

I don't know if it was the audiobook but I enjoyed the message of this book, but didn't find Shonda likable...inspiring but not likable.

melissa_is_reading's review against another edition

Go to review page

5.0

I will be recommending this book to everyone! Such a good read, funny, informative and inspiring. Love it. Listen to the audiobook which is voiced by shonda herself which is amazing.

biingo's review against another edition

Go to review page

5.0

Oh I love it! And it was 300% more special hearing it narrated by Shonda herself.
I'll admit I've never watched a single episode of any of her shows (now I definitely want to) and yet I had a wonderful time getting to know her, her work and her brains (good and bad) through this book. It's inspiring! She sure does have a way with words. Wow.

lp27's review against another edition

Go to review page

3.0

Shonda Rhimes has a real talent for empowering women despite our differences (be it race, age, mother/not). I found her delightful and powerful, which are adjectives that we don't combine enough when describing women. I cried at more than a couple of places and will keep some words to live by in the back of my head (say Yes to a compliment, you deserve it).

jasmines_nook's review against another edition

Go to review page

funny inspiring reflective medium-paced

5.0

Yes yes yes 

This book is a self help slash biography book from the screen writer of greys anatomy, scandal, how to get away with murder, private practice... to name a few. Makes for an entertaining read as well as being motivational.  

allysonjacob's review against another edition

Go to review page

5.0

Perfect book for me at this precise moment in my life.

kari_webster's review against another edition

Go to review page

4.0

So I’m addicted to Grey’s Anatomy & Scandal. I’m on my third rewatch of GA and nearly finished my second round of Scandal. I bow down to the genius that is Shonda Rhimes.

As far as this book goes, it took a little while for me to get used to her writing style - the first few chapters in particular are very repetitive as she writes how one would speak but it either gets better or I get used to it - either way, i read this book in two sittings. I liked that she discusses all aspects of her life and how she made changes that improved them and also discussed her amazing tv shows, the actors in them & the crew etc... i’m glad she loves Cristina Yang as much as I do.

I’m left feeling hopeful, i’m left thinking yes, ‘no’ is a complete sentence, i don’t owe anyone explanations. I’m left thinking yes, women don’t take compliments well, i, too, should say ‘thank you’, smile and shut up when I am given one. I’m left with a lot to think about and happy in having read a fun enlightening book. I’m left dancing it out & standing in the sun (oh how i love how her mottos align with GA & Scandal!). I love Shonda Rhimes. She’s an incredible woman & I would like to hear/read more from her.

regina_confettibookshelf's review against another edition

Go to review page

3.0

This wasn't what I thought it would be. If the title was changed from "How to" to "How I," it would be more accurate. It's more memoir than self help. I expected anecdotes about saying yes to random requests or opportunities, but the content is more: I said yes to losing weight! I said yes to accepting fancy Hollywood awards! I said yes to uncomfortable conversations! I said yes to saying no!

kait_carmichael's review

Go to review page

inspiring slow-paced

3.75

pocketeditionlibrarian's review against another edition

Go to review page

3.0

This was a little fast and loose with the whole "year of yes" theme. But it was still an entertaining listen.