This book was fun. I can’t say I’ve heard Shonda speak a lot before but I’ve loved her shows. So, I definitely wanted an insight into the woman. And what a way to get to know her. She bares out all her insecurities, albeit hilariously and tells us what she did to overcome them. The whole book feels like a conversation with the reader, where she gives advice, motivates us and asks us to not be afraid.
There were few parts of the book I really loved. Her whole discussion around accepting that marriage isn’t for everybody, motherhood takes a whole lot of effort and women shouldn’t be shamed for asking for help, and the idea that women always feel unnecessarily guilty while accepting compliments – all of these things resonated with me a lot and I really appreciated her talking about them so honestly. And she talks a lot about Christina Yang – how she let the character do and say a lot of things that she wanted to but couldn’t in real life. The idea that she drew courage from a fictional character might have seemed fascinating but weird to me a few years ago, but now I completely understand her. Everyone deserves that person in their life, whether real or fictional.
If you like reading unconventional memoirs about successful women, you should checkout this book. If you have ever loved a show or character deeply in Shondaland, then I highly recommend this book to you. It is blunt, honest, self-deprecating and very hilarious. And I really liked that her most significant speeches were included. Very nice and enjoyable read.