A friend asks me to give him a list of books to order for my birthday. This was one of the books on my list. Shonda Rhimes is the creator of Grey's Anatomy and Scandel. I had heard of this book and how this year of Yes had changed her life. I was curious about it. Rhimes is an extremely funny and obviously gifted writer as her shows have all been hits and she is the main writer. She is able to express in words what one is thinking, but doesn't know how to articulate.
As we sat voting on books for the next year, I hoped that this book wouldn’t get enough votes to be picked. Unfortunately it did. So for several months I dreaded reading it, but one thing about book club is that it exposes you to books that you would normally not choose on your own and in the past four years, I have have been pleasantly surprised by some book choices.
This was my choice for the book club to read for our April meeting. There were two ironies to this choice, I had been vocal that I did not like long books for boook club (because I am a slow reader) and that I was tired of reading books set in World War II. Yet, my choice was painfully long and set in World War II. I had watched the movie years ago, but had heard, of course ,that the book was better so I wanted to judge for myself.