Shonda Rhimes Will Say Yes! to That Book Deal

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In December of 2013, Shonda Rhimes, who considers herself an introvert, took on a yearlong challenge to say "yes" to everything that came her way — party invitations, baby showers, running ABC (we're assuming) — and that experiment is now going to be a book. Simon & Schuster is publishing Rhimes's first book, Year of Yes, for November 2015. The result of that year, Rhimes said in a statement, was "a little insane, a lot terrifying and sometimes wildly embarrassing."  "So this is not a story I ever planned to share with anyone," she said. "However, once Simon & Schuster asked me, I had no choice — what else could I say but yes?” If you really wanted Rhimes to read your screenplay, you missed your window.