And our book for May is…

And our book for May is…

We’re so excited about this month’s book club choice! A book that we know will resonate with so many women and one that is both uplifting and challenging at times too.

Year of Yes: How to Dance It Out, Stand In the Sun and Be Your Own Person by Shonda Rhimes

In Year of Yes, Shonda Rhimes chronicles the powerful impact saying yes had on every aspect of her life―and how we can all change our lives with one little word. Yes.


The mega-talented creator of Grey’s Anatomy and Scandal and executive producer of How to Get Away With Murder chronicles how saying YES for one year changed her life―and how it can change yours, too.


With three hit shows on television and three children at home, the uber-talented Shonda Rhimes had lots of good reasons to say NO when an unexpected invitation arrived. Hollywood party? No. Speaking engagement? No. Media appearances? No.


And there was the side-benefit of saying No for an introvert like Shonda: nothing new to fear.


Then Shonda’s sister laid down a challenge: just for one year, try to say YES to the unexpected invitations that come your way. Shonda reluctantly agreed―and the result was nothing short of transformative.


“I’ve always been an introverted person,” Shonda Rhimes says, and she found the fame that came with her television successes to be “daunting.”


About the Author

Shonda Lynn Rhimes (born January 13, 1970) is an American television producer, screenwriter, and author. She is best known as the creator, head writer, executive producer, and showrunner of the television medical drama Grey’s Anatomy, its spin-off Private Practice, and the political thriller series Scandal, all of which have aired on ABC. Rhimes has also served as the executive producer of the ABC television series Off the Map, How to Get Away with Murder, and The Catch.[2]

In 2007, Rhimes was named one of TIME magazine’s 100 People Who Help Shape the World,[3] and in 2015, she published a memoir, Year of Yes: How to Dance It Out, Stand in the Sun, and Be Your Own Person.


Year of Yes Book Club Chat Party

When: Wednesday 24 May 8pm – 9pm Sydney time

Where: (please request to join & we’ll let you in)

Dress code: Wear what you like! PJ’s are welcome!

Snacks: BYO chocolate, wine, tea etc

Cost: It’s FREE 🙂

How it will work: I’ll post topics or questions in the group for you to respond to with your thoughts and ideas. It doesn’t matter if you haven’t finished the book you can still be a part of the discussion and share your experience and thoughts on each topic.

We’ll start with introductions so everyone will have the chance to tell us about themselves.

Prizes: There will also be prizes so make sure you’re there till the end in case your name comes up! Please email hello@ if you’d like to supply a prize. (You’ll need to organise delivery and it must be suitable for women and min $20 in value)

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