Scandal Creator Shonda Rhimes Lands Book Deal for Memoir

Shonda Rhimes

Scandal Creator Shonda Rhimes Lands Book Deal for Memoir

Will write about her personal, professional journey.

Published November 21, 2013

Shonda Rhimes
has already conquered the small screen, and now she's ready to make her mark in print. The Scandal creator, who also has prime-time hits Grey's Anatomy and Private Practice to her name, has inked a book deal with Simon & Schuster to write her memoirs.

The book will trace Rhimes' decision (prior to coming to Hollywood) to build a family and the challenges of being a single mother while striving for professional success. Publication is scheduled for 2015. It is described by the publisher as "part memoir, part inspiration, part prescription."

Says Rhimes, "I have made a lot of mistakes as a single mother, and as a working mother, and as a sleepless mother, and as a dating mother. And I did all of it while running a bunch of TV shows. So I'm going to write about that and hope my kids don't use it against me in therapy later." She also joked, "Simon & Schuster is crazy for giving me a book deal, as I am clearly in no position to be handing out wisdom.”

We're sure her fans and admirers beg to differ! is your #1 source for Black celebrity news, photos, exclusive videos and all the latest in the world of hip hop and R&B music.

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Written by Evelyn Diaz


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