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Shonda Rhimes to Publish Memoir About TV Writing and Single Motherhood

Women and Hollywood By Inkoo Kang | Women and Hollywood November 25, 2013 at 10:00AM

If it wasn't yet clear that Shonda Rhimes is a celebrity in her own right, here's another sign: the 'Scandal 'creator has signed a book deal, a la Tina Fey and Mindy Kaling, that will detail her rise in TV and her growth as a single mom.
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Shonda Rhimes

If it wasn't yet clear that Shonda Rhimes is totally a celebrity in her own right, here's one more sign: the Scandal creator has signed a book deal, a la Tina Fey and Mindy Kaling, that will detail her rise in TV and her evolution as a do-it-all mom. 

The memoir 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. [Simon and Schuster] describes the book as 'part memoir, part inspiration, part prescription,'" writes The Hollywood Reporter

Rhimes released a slightly tongue-in-cheek statement regarding the memoir, declaring, "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."

This article is related to: Shonda Rhimes, Books/Literature, Scandal


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