Tell Me: Season 2 Episode #9 Susan Silver and Genevieve Piturro: They Made It After All!

Tell Me

Aug 23 2021 • 39 mins

Susan Silver and Genevieve Piturro have an amazing connection.  Their love for the Mary Tyler Moore Show...and children.

Susan Silver was one of the first female TV comedy writers, with credits like The Mary Tyler Moore Show, Maude, and Bob Newhart, among others.  As the lyrics from the iconic Mary Tyler Moore Show said, “She made it after all!” From another Midwestern town, Milwaukee, with all its 1960’s values and normalcy, Susan went on to fame and fortune in Hollywood, had a successful career as one of the first women in TV sitcoms, and reinvented herself in different prominent arenas in New York.  Along the way, she “Searched for Mr. Adequate,” her well-received dating column, had many romantic adventures, loves and loss, and she’s ‘still here!’ Though her story is unique due to the career she chose, her life is relatable to all women.

Hot Pants in Hollywoodis a showbiz memoir and much more. It tells of a baby boomer’s life on steroids though her story is unique, due to the career she chose, her life is relatable to all women looking for advice in work or love: baby boomers dealing with divorce, dating, aging parents and young women of today.   She is also a cancer survivor and talks about the 3 Rs:  Resilience, Reinvention, and Relationships and how important a role they each play in her life today.

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Genevieve PIturro was a successful television marketing executive until she dramatically changed the direction of her life. In 2001, she jumped off the corporate ladder and founded the hugely successful national non-profit, Pajama Program, when a six-year-old girl’s question changed her life forever! Almost twenty years later, Genevieve’s Pajama Program has delivered 7 MILLION magical gifts of new pajamas and new books to children throughout the US. Genevieve is now a professional speaker and consultant on The Human Connection, sharing life and leadership lessons she learned through her Pajama Program journey. Her first book: Purpose, Passion and Pajamas: How to Transform Your Life, Embrace the Human Connection and Lead with Meaning, was released August 4, 2020.

One of the best days of Gen's life was the day she received a message from Susan in response to a social media post.  It was Gen's birthday.

Join us on the path to learn how two complete strangers were brought together for their shared affinity for both The Mary Tyler Moore Show and their love of children.

See you on the path!

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