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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 [Kindle Edition]

Kelly Cutrone , Meredith Bryan
4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (28 customer reviews)

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“Kelly’s book is full of anecdotes from her personal and professional life as well as motivational tips.” (

“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.” (USA Today)

“Choice career and style advice from New York’s most outspoken PR woman.” (

“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)

“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)

“[The] powerhouse fashion PR maven we-love-to-hate-but-really-love...” (Dallas Morning News)

“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)

“[A] memoir-ish book of offbeat advice for budding ‘power girls’...” (The Daily Beast)

“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)

“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)

“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)

“A must-read for career-minded gals entering the workforce – or those who just want to reinvent themselves.” (Star Magazine)

“Intelligent and witty works of wonder...literary bitch-slaps of unfettered straightfoward 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. ” (Bay Area Reporter)

“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.” (

“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.” (

“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.” (Los Angeles Times)

“Some necessary tough-love truths.” (Columbus Ledger-Enquirer)

“Part memoir and part career guide, geared toward young women breaking into the workforce.” (The Village Voice)

“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 Sunday Times)

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In the New York Times bestseller If You Have to Cry, Go Outside, media maven Kelly Cutrone spills her secrets for success without selling out. She combines personal and professional stories from her high-profile gigs as Whitney Port and Lauren Conrad’s boss on The Hills, star of Bravo's Kell on Earth, judge on America’s Next Top Model, and CEO/founder of the fashion PR firm People’s Revolution to offer young professional women no-nonsense, brutally honest career advice—and other things their mothers never told them.

Product details

  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 273 KB
  • Print Length: 212 pages
  • Page Numbers Source ISBN: 0061930938
  • Publisher: HarperCollins e-books; Reprint edition (2 Feb 2010)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B0034EJL54
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Word Wise: Not Enabled
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (28 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #71,348 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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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 cofounded Cutrone & Weinberg and was the director of PR for Spin magazine. Cutrone lives in Manhattan with her daughter, Ava.

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9 of 9 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Kelly Cutrone tells it like it is 26 Oct 2010
An unstoppable read!! Kelly's fashion New York was like what I was experiencing in the music industry of New York City circa 1990's!The functions may have been different, the cast of characters identical, but the madness pervading it all so similar. I got this book around 1pm and by 3pm I had read it from cover to cover.Reading the book was like having a motivational life coach screaming into your subconscious. I found my inner dialogue screaming: " Yes! She did it!! She made it! She understood it!". A must read for any New Yorker,any woman, any wimp! Attempt to go outside and and buy this book- it's insight just may enlighten you!
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars thought provoking 25 July 2010
I heard Kelly Cutrone speak at her book signing in a New York park in June 2010.

I was walking through the park, "not feeling my best" when i came upon a group of people listening to a speaker.I sat down to hear.I had no idea who the Lady was,but the book title was poignant.I found the words very thought provoking,on my return to UK I bought the book.

I would recommend the book
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12 of 13 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars More mystic meg than magical 8 July 2010
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Was expecting great things from this book but was rather disappointed. I think the basic message is good - work hard, don't be spoiled, toughen up, surround yourself with good people. But the book itself is rather tedious and opinionated. I'd seen Kelly Cutrone on episodes of the hills and the city and liked her character, but it just doesn't translate well onto the page.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Tough Cookie Cutrone 24 Aug 2010
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I have watched that awfully inane The City and thought Kelly Cutrone was the best thing in it. This is a real eye opener - a warts and all story. Cutrone tells her story - how she came to New York, got involved in drugs, built her business. This lady is one tough cookie - with a heart. She is quite spiritual and this comes into the book which I wasn't expecting and which isn't my cup of tea but don't let that put you off. Not a bad read at all.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Loved every minute of this book 21 Jun 2010
Loved this book, Kelly Cutrone is hilarious, straigh talking and most importantly honest. It shows the many sides to her you wouldn't even expect, with the details of her rise, fall and rise again to success, with all the side steps she took along the way. Absolutely brilliant if you're looking for a career in fashion, but can pretty much applied to a successful career in whatever speaks to you. I sincerely hope she writes again!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Utter rubbish 7 Sep 2011
By Emsky
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I bought this book thinking it would be similar to Chelsea Handler and be very funny & hard to put down. Instead I found it to be incredibly self righteous and not at all funny. She seems very stuck up, and nobody is right except her. I managed to get to the last two chapters and then I literally through the book down and said I couldn't read anymore of it. It was making me angry the way she was writing things and the way she reacted to the smallest of things. I admire what she's done with her life, but she needs to remember where she came from and that she's not above everyone!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Felt like purely a publishing deal product 28 Jun 2011
By Sparkle
I love Kelly Cutrone on The City/KellOnEarth - she's so ballsy, and I thought this might be an entertaining read. But I found it all a bit heavy - she is obsessed with a level of spirituality not featured in her TV work - and basically I just ended up feeling that, despite her undeniably being a good and brave businesswoman, her success is also in part due to the fact she fell in with the 'right people' when she arrived in New York in the 80s, and elevated her position/contacts by sleeping around. Shame. I think my expectations were too high.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Gives you perspective 21 Jan 2013
By Stevie
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I own this and normal gets you nowhere and this is by far the better of the two. This is a woman who has lived her life and is passing her experience and advice on to a younger generation. Im pretty much the designated market for this book, by being a young girl studying for a degree in PR so I may be somewhat biased but it puts things into perspective and helps you see things a bit more clearly. I took it as a bit of a self help book.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars Worth a read
I would recommend this book to anyone looking to getting into Fashion PR or PR in general. Kelly writes an honest account of her journey to the top along with offering tips and... Read more
Published 5 months ago by Tara Paun
4.0 out of 5 stars Interesting read for people interested in fashion/PR career
I really enjoyed this book although I didn't know much about Kelly before. However, I find her career path very interesting and I was looking for some advice on the fashion... Read more
Published 8 months ago by Sara Cabarkapa
4.0 out of 5 stars Every girl wanting to work in PR should read
If you want to make your way in the world of fashion PR then this should be read and re-read. Cutrone is brutal, but also loyal and funny and clever. Read more
Published 10 months ago by S Winspur
5.0 out of 5 stars Kelly tells it like it is. Must read.
I like Kelly's straight forward, matter of fact talking. Read like she was having a conversation with you. Except you cant get a word in edgeways.
Published 12 months ago by kp_101
4.0 out of 5 stars Good Book
The book is an alright read however I wasn't really blown away. I like Kelly Cutrone so I had to purchase her book.
Published 12 months ago by Emma
5.0 out of 5 stars If you have to cry go outside
The book is easy to read. Educational and encouraging. Speeks to women in general not only from fashion industry. I enjoyed reading it and getting to know Ms Cutrone.
Published 17 months ago by Carmen
5.0 out of 5 stars If you have to cry
Bought this for my daughter she loved it , in fact there was a que of my other kids and friends waiting to read it came very quick
Published 22 months ago by Tink
5.0 out of 5 stars full of advices
I liked the book as i like Kelly Cutrone, very interesting insight view of her life, and career with lots of advices.
Published 23 months ago by Jean Paul
5.0 out of 5 stars Fantastic book for any girl/woman who is trying to figure out what and...
After watching the Hills I was a bit scared of Kelly Cutrone but never the less I thought I would buy the book and see. At times it can be a bit like hmm this is a bit odd. Read more
Published on 5 Sep 2012 by Faye Beaman
4.0 out of 5 stars Itsok
I think this book is okay. Maybe I would have been more interested in reading it if I was involved in fashion/pr industry. Read more
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