Simon and Schuster announced Tuesday that Shonda Rhimes, the creator of Grey’s Anatomy and Scandal, will publish her first book in November 2015. The book, titled Year of Yes, chronicles a challenge the showrunner took on to say yes, for one year, to unexpected invitations.
In a press release, Rhimes said she wasn’t originally planning to share these experiences publicly. “Saying yes for an entire year turned out to be one of the most amazing decisions I have ever made,” she said. “It was also a little insane, a lot terrifying and sometimes wildly embarrassing. So this is not a story I ever planned to share with anyone.”
When Simon and Schuster approached her, Rhimes continued in the vein of the challenge she’d set for herself, and said yes.