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

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Overview

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.

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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.”
Dallas Morning News
"[The] powerhouse fashion PR maven we-love-to-hate-but-really-love..."
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."
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."
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 Village Voice
"Part memoir and part career guide, geared toward young women breaking into the workforce."
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."
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."
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."
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. "
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."
Star Magazine
"A must-read for career-minded gals entering the workforce – or those who just want to reinvent themselves."
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."
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."
Columbus Ledger-Enquirer
"Some necessary tough-love truths."
WSJ.com
"Choice career and style advice from New York’s most outspoken PR woman."
The Daily Beast
"[A] memoir-ish book of offbeat advice for budding ‘power girls’..."
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."
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."
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."
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. ”
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780061930942
  • Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
  • Publication date: 12/28/2010
  • Pages: 197
  • Sales rank: 120,980
  • Product dimensions: 8.36 (w) x 11.34 (h) x 0.53 (d)

Meet the Author

Kelly Cutrone

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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  • Posted January 22, 2011

    Kelly has soft side!

    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. :)

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted February 14, 2010

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    Kelly Cutrone is my hero

    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!

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted February 12, 2010

    Namaste

    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.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted January 19, 2012

    Loved it

    Great read

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 16, 2012

    Highly recommended - great read!

    An interesting insight into one of the leading Publicists of our time! If you want a career in PR - you must check this out!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted December 23, 2011

    Loved!!

    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.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted November 17, 2011

    Great Motivation

    The book was good. She shared her success and also failures. A tad redondant but still a good read. I enjoyed it.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted August 26, 2011

    LOVED THIS BOOK!

    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.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 22, 2011

    Honest and blunt

    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.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted May 2, 2011

    more from this reviewer

    Kelly is clear and to the point! A must read!

    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.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 9, 2010

    If You Love To Read, Buy This Book

    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.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted April 21, 2013

    I really loved this book. I am a huge Kelly fan. I only wish whe

    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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  • Posted October 26, 2012

    Fantastic

    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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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 26, 2012

    Don't bother!

    Expected a motivational, insightful read.....got a shallow, narsisistic half-assed autobiography. Waste of money and time!

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted August 25, 2011

    It had some good advice

    I was honestly expecting more. It did have some good advice but a lot of what she wrote was far out. I'd say, read it if you have time to wade through her nonsense, you may come out with a few pearls of wisdom.

    0 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted August 3, 2011

    Boring!

    I'm was not impressed with this 45 year olds secrets to following your dreams. How sad that women of her generation have her as a guide to self discovery. Pitiful really!

    0 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted November 5, 2010

    great book

    a must read

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  • Posted September 3, 2010

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    True To the Game!

    This read is everything you would expect from Kelly Cutrone. She reminds me that the most important thing is to stay true to who you are. If you do that your hopes and dreams can happen just the way you want it. This is such a wise read.

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  • Posted June 28, 2010

    easy read

    I am 20 years old and will soon graduate college. This book is motivating on how to dream up what you want and follow it through to the end. It does not sugarcoat anything and tells you like it is. Kelly's journey of ups and downs is very inspiring and easy to relate to, even if you were not in the same exact situations as she was. I think everyone can get something out of reading this book. It's not very long, and I could not put it down because it left me wanting to find out more. There were moments that were pretty funny and it talked a lot about the importance of your inner self. I've recommended it to all my friends.

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  • Posted June 6, 2010

    Loved this book

    Wish I would have had this advice in my twenties!

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