Piatkus bags ex-PepsiCo chief's 'intimate' memoir

Piatkus bags ex-PepsiCo chief's 'intimate' memoir

Piatkus will be publish My Life in Full: Work, Family and Our Future by Indra Nooyi, the “trailblazing” former c.e.o. of PepsiCo.  

Non-fiction publisher Zoe Bohm acquired UK and Commonwealth rights from Tom Dussel at Penguin Random House USA, for publication in hardback, e-book and audio on 28th September 2021. My Life in Full will be simultaneously published by Portfolio, an imprint of the Penguin Publishing Group, and Hachette India.  

“The much-anticipated memoir offers insight and a call-to-action from one of the world’s most admired business leaders on how our society can really blend work and family – and advance women – in the 21st century,” the Little, Brown imprint said. “In the book, Nooyi shares the events that have shaped her life and her vision of how they relate to our world now – from her childhood in 1960s India, to business school at Yale University as an immigrant, to her ascent as a rare female consultant and corporate strategist who soon leapt into the senior executive ranks. The book offers an intimate look inside PepsiCo, detailing how Nooyi steered the iconic American company toward healthier products and reinvented its environmental profile without curbing financial performance – despite resistance at every turn.”  

Bohm said: "It’s an honour to be publishing My Life in Full on the Piatkus list. I have learned so much already from Indra’s empowering message to women and young families, delivered through a unique blend of memoir, business narrative and powerful insights on the challenges so many women are faced with in balancing successful careers and fulfilling personal lives. This hugely important and much-needed book presents the next step we need to take in the conversation surrounding work and family and I can’t wait to share it with readers everywhere this September.” 

As c.e.o. and chairman of PepsiCo from 2006 to 2018, Nooyi was the chief architect of Performance with Purpose, PepsiCo's pledge to deliver sustained growth by making more nutritious products, limiting the company’s environmental footprint, and empowering its associates and people in the communities it serves. A corporate strategist, she is also an advisor to entrepreneurs, executives and governments.  

Nooyi commented: “As I wrote My Life in Full, I saw how my own story relates to our evolving global economy and how it may inform our progress on better integrating work and family in the years ahead. I hope this book inspires business leaders, policymakers and all women and men passionate about easing the work-and-family burden to come together and create change.”