Shonda Rhimes will write a “part memoir, part inspiration, part prescription” book about navigating her family life with three daughters and a red-hot career, which includes creating Grey’s Anatomy, Private Practice and Scandal. Publication is eyed for 2015 after Simon & Schuster announced a deal today for world English-language rights with ICM Partners’ Jennifer Joel. The publishing house is owned by CBS Corp, whose CBS is a broadcast rival of ABC, where Rhimes’ series live. “Shonda Rhimes is bar none in the storytelling realm,” said Simon & Schuster VP and Editor-in-Chief Marysue Rucci. “Now fans of her phenomenal shows can read Shonda’s story in her own words — and marvel at how Shonda built a phenomenal career through her unforgettable television characters and a beautiful family, simultaneously.” Apart from her TV career that includes running production shingle Shondaland, Rhimes got her start as a movie writer (The Princess Diaries 2), has made Time magazine’s list of the most influential people twice, is on Fortune‘s list of the 50 Most Powerful Women in Business, and was just appointed by President Obama to serve as Trustee for the Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts. We’ve seen Queens of All Media before — Oprah Winfrey and Martha Stewart come to mind — and a self-anointed King of All Media in Howard Stern. So does Rhimes now belong on the good side of those castle walls?
Shonda Rhimes Inks Book Deal With Simon & Schuster
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