Year Of Yes

Author: Shonda Rhimes
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1476777144
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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).

Summary Of Year Of Yes

Author: Abookaday
Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
ISBN: 9781539124580
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Warning This is an independent addition to Year of Yes, meant to enhance your experience of the original book. If you have not yet bought the original copy, make sure to purchase it before buying this unofficial summary from aBookaDay. OVERVIEW This review of Year of Yes: How to Dance It Out, Stand in the Sun and Be Your Own Person by Shonda Rhimes provides a chapter by chapter detailed summary followed by an analysis and critique of the strengths and weaknesses of the book. The main theme explored in the book is how to step outside of one's comfort zone and grow as a human being by learning to say yes to every situation, even the scary ones. Through anecdotes from her "Year of Yes," Shonda Rhimes discovers aspects about herself and her life that were hidden behind her natural proclivity to say no to new experiences. By experimenting with saying yes, she discovers the type of person she can be and learns how to balance career and family in a way that truly makes her happy. The main thrust of this work is to take her experiences from her "Year of Yes" experiment and show the reader that it is possible to step outside of what you are comfortable with and find a bigger sense of self. She discusses how she is inspired to begin this experiment as a means to find happiness in her own success, and how it quickly grows into finding strength and a stronger sense of her own voice in all aspects of her life. The greatest draw of this book, however, lies in the voice of the writer herself. Shonda Rhimes is famous for having such a distinct, funny, and open writing voice, which is the keystone to the success of her shows Grey's Anatomy, Private Practice, Scandal, and How to Get Away With Murder. Throughout the novel, her writing voice shines through, making it truly feel as if she is speaking directly to the reader, like a best friend sharing their secrets. Interspersed through the novel are some of the speeches she makes publicly during her "Year of Yes" that relate to different lessons she has learned. These speeches help ground what the writer is discussing throughout the novel in a specific time and place. By including these speeches, as well as anecdotes from interviews, her television shows, and personal experiences, the author is able to demonstrate the truly remarkable effect the "Year of Yes" experiment has on her personal growth as a human being. Shonda Rhimes is the creative mind behind the Shondaland production company. She is the writer, creator, and executive producer of the critically acclaimed television shows Grey's Anatomy, Private Practice, Scandal, and How to Get Away With Murder. She was born and raised in Chicago, Illinois, as the youngest of six children. She studied at Dartmouth College, receiving a Bachelor's degree in English and film studies and later obtained her master's degree for Fine Arts at the University of Southern California. Shonda Rhimes has been included twice in TIME magazine's 'The 100 Most Influential People' list as well as Fortune magazine's '50 Most Powerful Women in Business.' Her shows have been nominated for several Emmy awards and she has been the recipient of a multitude of others, ranging from the NAACP Image award to the GLAAD Golden Gate Award. She currently resides in Los Angeles, California, with her three children. Available on PC, Mac, smart phone, tablet or Kindle device. (c) 2015 All Rights Reserved

Welcome To Shondaland An Unauthorized Biography Of Shonda Rhimes

Author: Marc Shapiro
Publisher: Riverdale Avenue Books LLC
ISBN: 1626012393
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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.

A Year Of Reading

Author: Elisabeth Ellington
Publisher: Sourcebooks, Inc.
ISBN: 1492642231
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Desire a book to cozy up with by a wintery window? How about an addictive page-turner for sunbathing on the beach? Thousands of new books are published each year, and if you're a book lover or just book curious choosing what to read next can seem like an impossible task. A Year of Reading relieves the anxiety by helping you find just the right read, and includes fun and interactive subcategories for each choice, including: • Description and history • Extra credit • Did You Know? • Have You Seen the Film? • and more! A Year of Reading also gives advice and tips on how to join or start a book group, and where to look for other reading recommendations. Perfect for clubs or passionate individuals, this beautiful and concise second edition is the essential guide to picking up your next inspiring, entertaining, and thought-provoking book.

The Power Of Company Culture

Author: Chris Dyer
Publisher: Kogan Page Publishers
ISBN: 074948196X
Size: 54.24 MB
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Culture is the foundation for success in any organization. It's no coincidence that the companies with the strongest cultures not only consistently top the leaderboards of best places to work but also have the most engaged workforces, are the most in-demand employers and have the strongest financial performance. The Power of Company Culture debunks the myth that a remarkable company culture is something that a business either has or hasn't and shows how any company of any size can implement and maintain a world-class culture for business success. Structured around the seven pillars of culture success, The Power of Company Culture shows how to develop a company culture that improves productivity, performance, staff retention, company reputation and profits. Packed full of insights from leading practitioners at the forefront of developing outstanding company cultures including Michael Arena, Chief Talent Officer at General Motors, and Shari Conaway, Director of People at Southwest Airlines, this is essential reading for all HR Managers and business leaders who are responsible for building, monitoring and managing culture in their organizations.

Summary Of Year Of Yes

Author: Fastreads
Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
ISBN: 9781545149317
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PLEASE NOTE: This is a summary, analysis and review of the book and not the original book. Famed television producer and author Shonda Rhimes provides simple, yet life-changing insight in her book, "Year of Yes: How to Dance It Out, Stand in the Sun and Be Your Own Person" This FastReads Summary offers supplementary material to "Year of Yes" to help you distill the key takeaways, review the book's content, and further understand the writing style and overall themes from an editorial perspective. Whether you'd like to deepen your understanding, refresh your memory, or simply decide whether or not this book is for you, FastReads Summary is here to help. Absorb everything you need to know in under 30 minutes! What does this FastReads Summary Include? Executive overview of the original book Chapter-by-chapter summaries Key Takeaways from each chapter Original Book Summary Overview Shonda Rhimes is a mega TV star having created such hit shows as "Grey's Anatomy" and "Scandal." But even being famous and successful doesn't make you happy. When you avoid new experiences and withdraw from personal connections, loneliness and unhappiness are easy to fall into. In Shonda Rhimes, Year of Yes she explains how even though she was a well-known screen writer and successful television producer, had a large and stable family, as well as a happy childhood, she found herself quite miserable. Two unique situations created the opportunity to reform her entire outlook on life. After realized she had a problem with saying "yes" to "scary things," she endeavored to change. BEFORE YOU BUY: The purpose of this FastReads Summary is to help you decide if it's worth the time, money and effort reading the original book (if you haven't already). FastReads has pulled out the essence-but only to help you ascertain the value of the book for yourself. This analysis is meant as a supplement to, and not a replacement for, "Year of Yes."

The Forest Farm

Author: Peter Rosegger
Publisher: WILLIAM BRENDON AND SON, LTD. PRINTERS
ISBN:
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Example in this ebook Rosegger: An Appreciation The unmistakable trend of our time is the civilisation—which, in its modern form, is largely urbanisation—of the whole habitable globe. From its centres outwards it is thrusting itself upon places, men, processes—ultimate sanctuaries, never before reached by alien trespassing. Most men are looking on at its destruction of the old order with shrugging acceptance of the inevitable, or hailing the chaotic stuff of the new in its making with so far unjustified joy. With a wit worn somewhat threadbare with use they invariably counsel the few eccentrics who deny its inevitability and question its beneficence to quit the hopes and mops of Mrs. Partington for the discreet submission of the wiser Canute. Then they grow properly grave, and declare that this modern civilisation, for all its shortcomings, has been well described as a banquet, the like of which, for those below as for those above the salt, has never been spread before. However that may be, there is no question that here and there a guest is sometimes moved to look round on the company and scan its several types with a sudden sense of their significance. Some of these, good and bad, are common to all late civilisations, he perceives, others as hatefully peculiar to our own as certain diseases. Where, in God's name, were there ever till now men like these, who bend a complaisant spectacled gaze on a world going under, content if they may but first secure their museum sample (including one carefully chosen, perfectly embalmed, stuffed and catalogued peasant) of every species? Or their younger kindred—men whose intellect obeys no inspiration save curiosity nor law save its own limit, whose inventions, therefore, cannot foster good and beauty but only spoil these in Nature and men's souls? As for that splendid group beyond, one may question if Athens, Rome, or Byzantium, whose sumptuous culture of brain and body achieved an almost criminal comeliness by Christian standards, ever equalled them: question, too, whether their selfish perfection or the travesty of it in this mob of women dull with luxury, of men brutalised by the scramble of getting it for them—be less desirable for the race! Thankfully his eye passes from them to those who turn such a cold shoulder upon their vulgarity: a little company, fine-edged, polished and flexible with perpetual fence of wit and word, hardly peculiar to our day perhaps, but rather such as might have played their irresponsible game on the eve of any red revolution. Now and again they lend an amused ear to various gassy gospels over the way, where, as he perceives, he is once more among the children of this latter day alone: notably certain insignificances who, because they have raised their self-indulgence to the dignity of a problem play, are solemnly mistaking themselves (as actors and audience too) for pioneers of social progress; and some earnest women who have slammed the front door on their nearest and dearest stay-at-home duties and privileges, to go questing after problematical rights. It looks, too, as if the same types, modified for worse and better by class conditions, were repeated below the salt; but there the multitude is so great that the individuals are soon lost in a far-off colourless mass—sometimes a menacing mass—by no means so content with stale bread as the others with caviare. To be continue in this ebook