The story is about Shonda Rhimes, the writer of all those wonderful Thursday evening shows: Grey's Anatomy, Scandal, and (as a producer) How To Get Away With Murder. It is my favorite night of television. So I expected to like the book.
It is a 'tell-all' about how she changed from an obese, extremely shy, down-trodden lady to the fierce black woman she is today.
I didn't much like it! I read it for a book club I belong to. I wasn't sure they would want to hear my thoughts until I chatted with some of the ladies in a Facebook group and found many of them felt the same. (However, the majority of the group l.o.v.e.s. the book).
Reasons I didn't like the book were: for a writer of great TV shows, she can't write a very good book. The book rambled and rambled and hardly ever made it to a 'point'.
She insisted throughout the book that she doesn't like talking about herself yet she continually pats herself on the back and tells us how wonderful she is. I found it really hard to relate to her. She is filthy rich, has kids, no father for these kids, a housekeeper and a nanny. Nothing at all that I can relate to. Nor do I want to!
For me it just didn't make it! I will only give it ** two stars!