Monday, July 31, 2017

Book Review - The Year of Yes by Shonda Rhimes

I didn't want to read this book let alone like the book. But this book was just sitting there begging to be read. I read it in 24 hours; so much for not wanting to read a book. This book is not a how to self-help manual, which was why I had no interest in reading it initially, but rather it's one person's story of how she changed her mindset and what it looked like for her.

Shonda Rhimes is the writer/producer/creator (she has many titles) behind Grey's Anatomy, Private Practice, Scandal and How To Get Away with Murder. Even if you live under a rock, when you come out ever so often you will hear of one of these shows especially if it's a Thursday night.

This book shares one woman's viewpoint of going from a No to a Yes mentality. A No mentality is: where you're afraid of what a yes will mean so you live safely in your cocoon; where you unintentionally isolate yourself even if you appear successful; where you aren't determining your happiness, you're just existing. This mentality defined the author for most of her life until she made the choice to approach things differently. She shares her transition by letting the reader into her brain so that through the book you can see how she navigated from point A - No to Point B - Yes and the profound impact it had on her.

This book is well written in the author's voice. It's authentic and compelling and a book I reluctantly but heartily recommend.


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  1. I'm intrigued. I was just saying that I need a new book to read. Thanks for the recommendation!

  2. Thank you for sharing. It's interesting how our no's say yes to something else and our yes say no to another thing. We need to pray for guidance and let our yes be yes and our no be now. Again, thanks for sharing

  3. I have not read the book but after reading your review, I plan to check it out! This year is my year for growth and I believe "The Year of Yes" may be a great resource for me! Thank you for sharing.

  4. Thank you very much for sharing the review about this book. Although I have not read it yet but reading your review, it seems worth to read.

  5. Thanks for reviewing this I was wondering if it was good or not. #BLMGirls


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