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About the Book:
Kelly Cutrone, the brash, brutally honest boss and mentor to Whitney and Lauren on the hit MTV series The Hills and The City, and star of Bravo's new Kell on Earth, combines personal and professional stories to share her secrets for success without selling out.
Kelly Cutrone has long been mentoring women on how to make it in one of the most competitive industries in the world. She has kicked people out of fashion shows, forced some of reality television's shiny stars to fire their friends, and built her own company — one of the most powerful PR firms in the fashion business — from the ground up. Through it all, she has refused to be anything but herself.
Kelly Cutrone writes in her trademark, no-BS style, combining personal and professional stories to share her secrets for success without selling out. Let's face it: this is a different world than the one in which our mothers grew up, and Kelly has created a real girl's guide to making it in today's world. Offering a wake-up call to women everywhere, she challenges us to stop the dogged pursuit of the "perfect life" and discover who we are and what we really want. Then she shows us how to go out there and get it. Much of our culture teaches us to muzzle our inner voice and follow the crowd; Kelly enables us to stop pretending and start truly living.
With chapters on how to find your tribe (those like-minded souls who make your heart sing), how sometimes a breakdown is really a breakthrough, and how there is no such thing as perfection, Kelly Cutrone also shares practical advice, such as how to create a personal brand and how sometimes you have to fake it to make it.
Raw, hilarious, shocking, but always the honest truth, If You Have to Cry, Go Outside calls upon you to gather up your courage like an armful of clothes at a McQueen sample sale and follow your soul wherever it takes you. Whether you're just starting out in the world or looking to reinvent yourself, If You Have to Cry, Go Outside will be the spark you need to figure out what you have to say to the world — and how you're going to say it.
What people say:
"[The] powerhouse fashion PR maven we-love-to-hate-but-really-love…." — Dallas Morning News
"Thank God for Kelly Cutrone. [She] is like a breath of fresh air in a world of stale arguments over rumored sex tapes." — Daily News
"One of the few movers-and shakers who seems to have an enlightened grip on both the dark and light side of the business she navigates with such self-possession … Clear, concise, to the point, and abrasively, wonderfully honest." — The L
"Kelly's book is full of anecdotes from her personal and professional life as well as motivational tips." — People.com
"What everyone loves about Kelly Cutrone, owner of fashion PR firm People's Revolution and The City's official BS barometer, is that she isn't afraid to tell it how it is." — Elle Magazine
"Choice career and style advice from New York's most outspoken PR woman." — WSJ.com
"Part memoir, part self-improvement sermon (and conspicuously published by HarperOne, the spirituality imprint behind some of Marianne Williamson's and Deepak Chopra's books), it recounts Cutrone's own fitful journey." — New York Magazine
"Cutrone gives blunt, how-to advice on how to be a 'power bitch' … It’s an old-fashioned guide to succeeding in both life and work (phone, not e-mail, you Gen Y-ers!), with a dash of self-styled spirituality and, of course, all dressed up in Balenciaga." — New York Post
"Cutrone, 44, is infamous to the MTV generation for her untimely eruptions and cutting commentaries. Her hellish take on the fashion world is her ticket to stardom … If You Have to Cry, Go Outside, reads as a gritty guide for young women entering the fashion world." — USA Today
"[A] memoir-ish book of offbeat advice for budding 'power girls'…." — The Daily Beast
"The book outlines [Cutrone's] tumultuous rise from homelessness to the fashion elite and serves as a guide for navigating an alternative career path." — The Harvard Crimson
"Cutrone's new book If you have to Cry, Go Outside: And Other Things Your Mother Never Told You is a raw, no bullshit, drama and drug–filled autobiographical joy ride that preaches spiritual self-empowerment over self-sabotage." — Out Magazine
"In her new book, If You Have to Cry, Go Outside: And Other Things Your Mother Never Told You, Cutrone shares personal stories and offers practical advice to encourage readers to figure out what they really want to do and to go out there and do it." — AOL Career Blog
About the Author:
Kelly Cutrone is the founder of the fashion public relations, branding, and marketing firm People's Revolution, which has represented clients such as Longchamp, Vivienne Westwood, Valentino, Jeremy Scott, Paco Rabanne, Thierry Mugler, Bulgari, Christie's, and more. She stars in Kell on Earth on Bravo and has appeared on MTV's The Hills and The City. Prior to founding People's Revolution, Cutrone co-founded Cutrone & Weinberg and was the director of PR for Spin magazine. Cutrone lives in Manhattan with her daughter, Ava.