Prolific TV creator Shonda Rhimes will write 'part memoir, part inspiration' book

Shonda Rhimes is the creator of the TV shows 'Grey's Anatomy,' 'Private Practice,' and 'Scandal.'

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Shonda Rhimes is the creator of the television series 'Grey's Anatomy,' 'Private Practice,' and 'Scandal.'

“Grey’s Anatomy” and “Scandal” creator Shonda Rhimes will write a book for Simon & Schuster that will be released in 2015.

According to the publisher, the book will be “part memoir, part inspiration, part prescription.”

In a statement announcing the book, Rhimes struck a humorous tone, saying that “Simon and Schuster is crazy for giving me a book deal, as I am clearly in no position to be handing out wisdom. 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.”

According to the Hollywood Reporter, the book will center on Rhimes’ family life as she also works to succeed in the world of TV.

Rhimes is the creator, executive producer, and writer for the ABC series “Grey’s Anatomy,” which is currently airing its 10th season, a “Grey’s” spin-off “Private Practice,” which aired from 2007 to 2013, and “Scandal,” which is currently airing its third season. She has been nominated for three Emmy Awards for producing and writing, respectively, for “Grey’s Anatomy” and won a Golden Globe for “Grey’s.”

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