Purpose Passion and Pajamas

How to Transform Your Life, Embrace the Human Connection and Lead with Meaning

Non-Fiction - Inspirational
202 Pages
Reviewed on 07/21/2021
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Author Biography

Genevieve Piturro is all about Purpose! She was a TV executive in NYC for 20 years when a little girl’s question changed the course of her life - and she jumped off the corporate ladder. She began delivering pajamas and books to children in shelters and in 2001 founded Pajama Program, a national non-profit which is recognized for both its success - to date having delivered 7 million new pajamas and new books to children through its 63 chapters across the US - and Genevieve’s story. Genevieve is an inspirational speaker, author and purpose coach, teaching people to listen to their heart-voice connection to achieve success. Her first book, an Amazon best seller, just won for BEST INSPIRATIONAL book in the 2021 National Indie Excellence Awards. Her book, Purpose, Passion and Pajamas: How to Transform Your Life, Embrace the Human Connection and Lead with Meaning, was released in August, 2020. Her debut TEDx talk: “1 Idea + The Human Connection = 7 Million Pajamas and Books” also debuted August, 2020.
Genevieve has been interviewed on various media including most recently Hallmark’s Home & Family show, OPRAH, TODAY, GMA, CNN, Fox & Friends, O Magazine and Forbes, rang the Nasdaq bell in 2016, and is the recipient of many awards.

    Book Review

Reviewed by Tammy Ruggles for Readers' Favorite

Purpose Passion and Pajamas: How to Transform Your Life, Embrace the Human Connection, and Lead with Meaning by Genevieve Piturro is a powerful and inspiring guide to help you overcome struggles and begin a journey into a transformative leadership role. Author Piturro felt like a lot of you do in the world when you're dissatisfied with your station in life because you know you aren't fulfilling your dreams and potential. The author was firmly perched on the corporate ladder of success as a TV marketer, but all of that changed when a little girl posed a heartbreaking question that led Piturro to create the Pajama Program, a nonprofit that began in 2001. She never thought that this would be the road she would detour onto, but it has inspired outreach and caring all around the world. This nationally recognized story--from Oprah to the morning shows--is about more than pajamas, it's about heart, and children reading, and answering a call.

This true story is more captivating and entertaining than a work of fiction. Going from corporate to philanthropy wasn't easy, but she met the challenges with determination and grace. I like how the book chronicles the downs as well as the ups. But besides the author telling her own amazing story, she wants to help others identify their gifts, strengths, and purpose, even when it seems impossible or people tell you it can't be done. Given how easy it is for some to fall into depression during the fallout of COVID-19, it's refreshing to hear that there are people like Piturro willing and able to share valuable tips and tools for making a change in not just a career, but in life too. Leadership comes easier to some than others, but this author shows how just being yourself and reaching out with a caring attitude toward others can propel you closer to a leadership role.

The book offers hands-on advice that you can use in your own goal-setting. For example, know that it often takes more than one person to get something done. You can involve like-minded individuals to help you. As a former social worker, I especially appreciate the author's points on listening to your inner voice, treating others with respect, and striving to connect with others. I also like the relevant current examples of race and injustice that the book covers. The author isn't afraid to talk about these things, which makes this a book that can transform your life. My favorite part is where the little girl asks the pivotal question about pajamas. It will probably bring tears to your eyes too. Purpose Passion and Pajamas by Genevieve Piturro is the must-have guide for living and making monumental changes, starting today.