*Prolific TV producer Shonda Rhimes is set to invade the world of literature with her first book, due this fall.
Publisher Simon & Schuster announced Tuesday that Year of Yes, the first book written by the executive producer of “Grey’s Anatomy,” “How to Get Away With Murder” and “Scandal,” is expected to hit shelves in November 2015.
As the press release states, Rhimes, 45, “was issued a challenge: for just one year, say YES to the unexpected invitations that come your way,” and the novel will chronicle the profound impact her positive mindset had on her life.
“Saying yes for an entire year turned out to be one of the most amazing decisions I have ever made,”Rhimes said in a statement. “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. However, once Simon & Schuster asked me, I had no choice – what else could I say but yes?”
“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,” said Simon & Schuster editor-in-chief Marysue Rucci. “But by saying yes for a year, she truly transformed her life for the better in every way. YEAR OF YES is surprising, hilarious, poignant, and accessible. It’s easy to imagine this book inspiring a movement and we couldn’t be more excited to publish it at Simon & Schuster.”