If You Have to Cry, Go Outside: And Other Things Your Mother Never Told You

If You Have to Cry, Go Outside: And Other Things Your Mother Never Told You

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by Kelly Cutrone, Meredith Bryan
     
 

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Kelly Cutrone has long been mentoring women on how to make it in one of the most competitive industries in the world. In her trademark, no-bullshit style, she combines personal and professional stories to share her secrets for success without selling out. Raw, hilarious, shocking, but always the honest truth, If You Have to Cry, Go Outside calls upon you

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Kelly Cutrone has long been mentoring women on how to make it in one of the most competitive industries in the world. In her trademark, no-bullshit style, she combines personal and professional stories to share her secrets for success without selling out. 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 where it takes you. Whether you're just starting out in the world or looking to reinvent yourself, this book 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.

Editorial Reviews

Columbus Ledger-Enquirer
“Some necessary tough-love truths.”
The L
“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.”
People.com
“Kelly’s book is full of anecdotes from her personal and professional life as well as motivational tips.”
Elle Magazine
“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.”
Out Magazine
“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..”
The Harvard Crimson
“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 Daily Beast
“[A] memoir-ish book of offbeat advice for budding ‘power girls’...”
USA Today
“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 (HarperOne), reads as a gritty guide for young women entering the fashion world.”
New York Post
“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.”
CupcakeMag.com
“In her trademark, no bull-shit style Kelly gives us the raw honest truth in If You Have To Cry, Go Outside. It is an easy fun read book you most likely will read over and over and continue to laugh out loud.”
Slate.com
“Though on her TV show Cutrone’s outer bitch is ascendant, in her book, we’re introduced to the softer side of Kelly. Prone to New Age platitudes like, “Celebrate the magic inside of yourself.” This hippie affect is a delightful surprise coming from a woman who also swears like a sailor.”
Los Angeles Times
“She’s also publishing a memoir/guide, turning her take-no-prisoners approach to the fashion business into a message of girl power...entertaining for all.”
Star Magazine
“A must-read for career-minded gals entering the workforce – or those who just want to reinvent themselves.”
Aol Career Blog
“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.”
New York Magazine
“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.”
Dallas Morning News
“[The] powerhouse fashion PR maven we-love-to-hate-but-really-love...”
WSJ.com
“Choice career and style advice from New York’s most outspoken PR woman.”
Bay Area Reporter
“Intelligent and witty works of wonder...literary bitch-slaps of unfettered straightfoward speech....an honest, instructional pseudo-memoir targeting a new generation of “young girls and gay boys” who want to break into the fashion industry but are unsure they have the chops for it. ”
The Sunday Times
“If anything, the word that should be used to describe Cutrone is ‘feminist’ - it’s just that her version of female empowerment involves acknowledging that ‘you’re no different from anyone else and deserve no special treatment’. Unless, of course, you’ve earned it.”
The Village Voice
“Part memoir and part career guide, geared toward young women breaking into the workforce.”
Daily News
“Thank God for Kelly Cutrone. [She] is like a breath of fresh air in a world of stale arguments over rumored sex tapes. ”

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780061930942
Publisher:
HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date:
12/28/2010
Pages:
197
Sales rank:
250,548
Product dimensions:
8.36(w) x 11.34(h) x 0.53(d)

Meet the Author

Kelly Cutrone is the CEO and founder of People's Revolution, the New York Times bestselling author of If You Have to Cry, Go Outside, a television personality, and mother to nine-year-old Ava.

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If You Have to Cry, Go Outside: And Other Things Your Mother Never Told You 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 167 reviews.
Ms_Margie More than 1 year ago
I was glad to see that this successful, hard as nails women has a soft side and was willing to let us see it. The book is a memoir of sorts. I wish Kelly was my friend. We all need a friend to sit us down and tell us how it is. I'm still not sure if I could handle her as a boss. I might need to "go outside to cry" now and then. :)
dmh5026 More than 1 year ago
My latest read was the newly released "If You Have to Cry, Go Outside" self-help book by legendary PR powerhouse Kelly Cutrone (of The Hills and The City fame). I finished this 200-or-so-page book in about 2 hours, on and off during my latest airport trip, and I wished it had been twice as long! I ate up (mostly) everything Kelly had to say and I really enjoyed her honesty and sense of humor. For those of you that now watch her new show on Bravo, "Kell on Earth" I think you would be highly surprised by her strong spirituality and peace of mind...yes, peace! Kelly believes in something called the Mother, and her main message when it comes to spirituality is to do what YOU want to do...learn about all religions, then create your own. While I'm not sure this would work for everyone, I applaud her point of view of total and complete open-mindedness. Kelly's beginnings ranged in everything from drug addict to a signed singing artist with a contract so to see where she is now is truly uplifting. During this New York Fashion Week I have been following Kelly on twitter (@peoplesrev) and she is just balls-out about everything she does...from explaining how fun it is to eat pizza with her interns to noticing who is attending her shows. I highly recommend this quick-read for women specifically, and also for those with an interest in PR, fashion, or just living the life of a busy working woman. I HIGHLY recommend her chapter on child birth -- I was crying with laughter! Well done, Kelly!
lotusjoyMS More than 1 year ago
I ended up being really shocked how inspiring this book was. I love fashion and respected her on the City, however what is portrayed on T.V isn't always accurate. So, finding out that she is a yogi and has a spiritual side of her makes this book even better. It explains her thought process, which makes complete sense.
starr1017 More than 1 year ago
Great read
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
An interesting insight into one of the leading Publicists of our time! If you want a career in PR - you must check this out!
Cheyenne95 More than 1 year ago
This book made me feel so empowered with how I need to make changed and take control of my life the entire time I was reading it. Kelly becomes a amzing woman with so much power and drive instead of just being that "PR lady who wears black all of the time" that we all know. I love her story and the way she told it. Offical classic in my book shelf.
MBlank More than 1 year ago
The book was good. She shared her success and also failures. A tad redondant but still a good read. I enjoyed it.
CassieJoCR More than 1 year ago
I love how this book gives you a different perspective on life besides the "common" way of being successful. I definately didn't want to put this book down and finished reading it the same day I started. Im honestly not into the fashion industy, but I feel that it can help anyone who wants to be successful at their trade, fashion or not. I feel that the people who gave this book a bad review, are oppose to being open minded and thinking outside their comfortable box. Definately a MUST read.
Lorie Norsworthy More than 1 year ago
Kelly is candid and open in this part autobiography/part inspirational self-help book. Lots of life lessons to be used in any area of life.
esant More than 1 year ago
I'd recommend this book to anyone who wants to hear how things really are and bluntly. Kelly does give some great advice in this book that could benefit someone who needs some motivation to do something with their life.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I love this book so much I brought a copy for my daughter. It is a great book. I'd also suggest that you buy another book called "When God Stopped Keeping Score." It's an intimate look at the power of God and forgiveness. Given the chance, it too will change your life.
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Marcia60 More than 1 year ago
I really loved this book. I am a huge Kelly fan. I only wish when I was younger and growing up I had this sort of push, inspirational guide if will. It was a great read , I enjoyed it and I will pass it on to my nyc power chick daughter .
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tjharazinova More than 1 year ago
This book was incredibly inspiring to me. In telling her own journey of struggles, failures and successes she validates an ambitious women like myself to not only embrace my uniqueness but leverage it. She demonstrates there is a way to be authentic and maintain integrity in the career of your passion. Her story also changed my view of my own failures and detours in my life - these things happen for a reason.
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