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*You’re probably familiar with the name Shonda Rhimes.

If not, you’re familiar with THESE names: “Scandal,” “Grey’s Anatomy,” and “How To Get Away With Murder.” Those television shows are three of Rhimes’ babies, and thanks to them, she owns network TV’s Thursday nights like they haven’t been owned since the “Huxtables” were around.

If you’re a Shondaland fan, you’ll like her new book, “Year of Yes.” It’s basically a trip through the tackling of a few of the writer’s own demons, including (very surprisingly) crippling self-doubt and insecurity.

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Rhimes says she found herself habitually saying “no” to anything that scared her or was outside of her comfort zone, which included all public speaking engagements.

After receiving challenges of sorts from her sisters — who are hysterically candid with her, according to the book — Rhimes embarked on her “year of yes”, agreeing to agree to every opportunity that came her way.

Year of Yes is undoubtedly making an impact. “Scandal” star Kerry Washington recently referred to it as required reading. That’s a bit like Jesus saying the bible is required reading, but it’s significant, nonetheless. And speaking of Jesus, at least one church was inspired to embark upon its own “year of yes” this year, after the pastor read the book.

Read more at EURThisNthat.