Shonda Rhimes writing book on a year of accepting challenges

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NEW YORK — Shonda Rhimes’ first book will have a positive message.

The award-winning showrunner and creator of “Grey’s Anatomy” and “Scandal” has an agreement with Simon & Schuster for “Year of Yes,” the publisher announced.

Rhimes was inspired to write the book, coming in November, after she was dared in December 2013 to say yes to unexpected invitations for one year.

Rhimes said she had not planned to tell about her year of challenges. “I had no choice. What else could I say but yes?”