Year of Yes

Author: Shonda Rhimes

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1476777144

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 352

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The instant New York Times bestseller from the creator of Grey’s Anatomy and Scandal and executive producer of How to Get Away With Murder shares how saying YES changed her life. “As fun to read as Rhimes’s TV series are to watch” (Los Angeles Times). She’s the creator and producer of some of the most groundbreaking and audacious shows on television today. Her iconic characters live boldly and speak their minds. So who would suspect that Shonda Rhimes is an introvert? That she hired a publicist so she could avoid public appearances? That she suffered panic attacks before media interviews? With three children at home and three hit television shows, it was easy for Shonda to say she was simply too busy. But in truth, she was also afraid. And then, over Thanksgiving dinner, her sister muttered something that was both a wake up and a call to arms: You never say yes to anything. Shonda knew she had to embrace the challenge: for one year, she would say YES to everything that scared her. This poignant, intimate, and hilarious memoir explores Shonda’s life before her Year of Yes—from her nerdy, book-loving childhood to her devotion to creating television characters who reflected the world she saw around her. The book chronicles her life after her Year of Yes had begun—when Shonda forced herself out of the house and onto the stage; when she learned to explore, empower, applaud, and love her truest self. Yes. “Honest, raw, and revelatory” (The Washington Post), this wildly candid and compulsively readable book reveals how the mega talented Shonda Rhimes finally achieved badassery worthy of a Shondaland character. Best of all, she “can help motivate even the most determined homebody to get out and try something new” (Chicago Tribune).

The Year of Yes Journal

Author: Shonda Rhimes

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1501163051

Category: Self-Help

Page: 464

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A beautiful, illustrated, aspirational companion journal to Shonda Rhimes’s New York Times bestselling memoir Year of Yes. In her mega-hit book Year of Yes, Shonda Rhimes transformed her life by saying one small word: YES. Now, in the perfect complement to that instant New York Times bestseller, The Year of Yes Journal allows you to chronicle your own Year of Yes. The journal is broken out month by month, day by day, with each month highlighting a theme (“Yes to Doing,” “Yes to Help,” “Yes to Who I Am”). Daily, you can track what you say YES to and keep notes about how that decision has made a unique impact; monthly, you will find journaling prompts for reflection around that specific theme. With a check-in section at the six-month mark, as well as at year end, and encouragement from Shonda along the way, you will have ample opportunity to track how YES has transformed your daily life. This inspirational—and aspirational—journal is bound with a beautiful, gold foil-stamped blue case. With memorable aphorisms from Year of Yes placed throughout and gorgeously illustrated, this stunning journal is a must-have keepsake that brings a bit more YES to your life.

Feminism in Practice

Author: Karen A. Foss,Sonja K. Foss,Alena Amato Ruggerio

Publisher: Waveland Press

ISBN: 1478648163

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 286

View: 9773

Feminism in Practice uses feminism as a blueprint for exploring change strategies. It features twenty contemporary feminists from diverse arenas, including activists, comedians, musicians, politicians, poets, and showrunners. The women come to life through line drawings, brief biographies, extensive quotations, their definitions of feminism, and the change strategies they employ. Questions for reflection encourage readers to think through their own relationship to feminism and change. Chapter 1 defines feminism, raising issues with the typical definition of feminism as the effort to achieve equality between women and men. It concludes with a description of over twenty types of feminism. Chapter 2 describes the triggering events, happening places, and key ideas of the four waves of feminism. The opening chapters provide a comprehensive understanding of the diversity and complexity of feminist movement. The book is organized around five primary objectives that animate contemporary change efforts—proclaiming identity, naming a problem, enriching a system, changing a system, and creating an alternative system. Each objective is developed through theoretical assumptions and twelve change strategies that show it at work in feminist movement. Feminism in Practice also serves as a practical handbook that readers can use to experiment with the strategies and expand their toolkits for creating change in their lives and worlds. The authors are uniquely qualified to explore issues of feminism and change. Karen Foss and Sonja Foss are second wave feminists who have written extensively on alternative change strategies, feminist communication, and feminist theory. Alena Ruggerio brings to the project the standpoint of a third wave feminist at home in pop culture. Her scholarship lies at the intersection of rhetoric, feminism, and religious studies. To learn more about Feminism in Practice, listen to the authors’ October 2021 interview on The Jefferson Exchange.

Film Makers

Author: Lyn Miller-Lachmann,Tanisia Moore

Publisher: Chicago Review Press

ISBN: 1641606126

Category: Young Adult Nonfiction

Page: 178

View: 2120

In Hollywood, women don't have to be in front of the camera to shine. Each of the 15 women profiled in Film Makers shares a common trait: she is, as Shonda Rhimes says, "First. Only. Different." These phenomenal women have redefined the film and television industry, winning awards historically given to a male counterpart, being the only woman in a writers' room, or portraying stories no one else could tell. While their resumes are impressive, it is how they live their lives that has made a greater impact in the communities they serve. Many of them, like Gina Prince-Bythewood and Greta Gerwig, mentor other women. Some, like Agnieszka Holland and ChloÉ Zhao, have stood up to those who seek to ignore or silence them. All of them tell their stories with passion and integrity, serving as role models and champions for future generations. We hope they will inspire you to use the tools of film to tell your story!

Welcome to Shondaland, An Unauthorized Biography of Shonda Rhimes

Author: Marc Shapiro

Publisher: Riverdale Avenue Books LLC

ISBN: 1626012393

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: N.A

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Welcome to Shondaland: An Unauthorized Biography Shonda Rhimes is the reigning Queen of Network Television. On the strength of the hit television series Grey's Anatomy, Private Practice, Scandal and How to Get Away with Murder, she has turned the staid and repetitive halls of network television on its collective ear with shows that feature tough and realistic storylines, expertly drawn characters and, perhaps most importantly, have featured women in predominant lead roles. For Shonda, getting to the top has not been easy. She has met and conquered long held stereotypes of race and gender, has fought to singlehandedly raise the realistic and creative bar in media and has ultimately won over the viewing masses with her straight-forward middle-American attitude that has successfully cut through the B.S. and misconceptions like a knife through butter. In Welcome To Shondaland: The Unauthorized Biography of Shonda Rhimes, New York Times Bestselling Author Marc Shapiro follows the trail of a young idealistic girl who grew up on hopes, dreams and possibilities, would not take no for an answer, and found that success is the ultimate weapon in silencing doubters. Shonda Rhimes has proven a success story of classic proportions, a life that finally inspires and encourages, a life that tells the world to follow their passion. Welcome To Shondaland: The Unauthorized Biography Of Shonda Rhimes tells the reader that it is okay to meet life head on and to take a chance.

Shonda Rhimes

Author: Naida Redgrave

Publisher: Enslow Publishing, LLC

ISBN: 076608504X

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 128

View: 3376

Shonda Rhimes is one of the most well-known television writers, producers, and showrunners in the world. Her creations include smash hits like Grey's Anatomy, Scandal, and How to Get Away with Murder. Born in Chicago, Illinois, Rhimes knew she wanted to write in Hollywood. Through engaging text, full-color photos, and quotes from the writer herself, readers will learn all about Rhimes's rise to fame, the hardships she has endured, and what is next for the acclaimed television creator.

Chicken Soup for the Soul: Time to Thrive

Author: Amy Newmark,Loren Slocum Lahav

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1611592488

Category: Self-Help

Page: 400

View: 3549

It’s time to thrive! Whether life’s dealt you a setback or you’re ready for a positive change, this collection of 101 inspiring and empowering stories will motivate you to create balance and more meaning in your life There’s nothing like true, inspiring stories from real people to encourage you. These empowering and uplifting stories by people who have flourished instead of floundered in the face of challenges, pursued their dreams, and changed their focus and their lives will motivate you to reorient your life and thrive too! Great for anyone in need of a boost and inspiration.

Year of Yes

Author: Shonda Rhimes

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781471157318


Page: 336

View: 5135

In this poignant, hilarious and deeply intimate call to arms, Hollywood's most powerful woman, the mega-talented creator of Grey's Anatomy and Scandal and executive producer of How to Get Away with Murder, reveals how saying YES changed her life - and how it can change yours too.