Book Review - Year of Yes
Brutally honest. Hilariously funny.
I'm nearly finished with this amazing book and I couldn't be more pleased with what I've read.
You can certainly tell that Ms. Rhimes makes her living as a writer. The words flow so well, you feel like you're right there beside her, walking her life with her. You're experiencing the same hilariously panick-y moments with her.
Saying yes to the wrong things...
...or the wrong way. One thing that stuck out to me was the passage where she talks about saying yes to being fat. She quotes a quote from her show Private Practice where the characters talk about "putting food on top of feelings to make everything better." Holy Cow! I think many of us can relate to that, even if we don't realize we're doing it. Shonda had to learn that she was saying yes to being fat. She had to change her way of thinking about it before she finally made the commitment to say yes to losing weight. It made so much sense!
What I took from the book
Ok, no more spoilers! I don't want to ruin the journey for you if you haven't yet read it. But what I took from the Year of Yes, is that it is a journey. It's what you say yes to that also involves no. It's the process, the building of it, the learning, the changing.
Y'all, this is epic stuff!
I hope you'll take the time to read this book!