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.
If you ever need that extra little push in terms of motivation, read this.
This woman is my God and she will be yours too once reading this.
That is all.
I debated for a while about getting this book, but I'm so glad I did. When I first heard about this and eventually picked it up, I was expecting a how-to guide on succeeding in the world of business/PR/fashion, which are all ares of interest for me, especially the business and PR, so I bough it. I was a bit disappointed at the very beginning because she explicitly states that this is not a book on how to be a smart business woman. I thought, "well great, there goes $15". I kept reading anyway despite this.
This is definitely not a how-to type book. Its a book of life lessons and spirituality (yes, spirituality) for the modern day power girl and wannabe power girls everywhere. Kelly Cutrone shares her lessons with readers about her time spent in the industry and lessons learned about life, love, success, despair, and of course, business. Kelly approaches this book with her signature no nonsense attitude which is actually quite funny. She has a lot of great stories to share, some of which I thought were way out there.
I think this book is definitely worth the read. Kelly has lived an interesting life and after reading this I find her to be a fascinating person. Go check it out!
EDIT: I meant to give this a "You Bethca!" rating, it somehow ended up a "Fugheddaboutit"
I did enjoy reading this book. As someone who aspires to work in the fashion industry, this was a great read with some good information about how to act and what to expect and also about interning.
That was the information I found most helpful. She gives real life examples about interns she has had and what she likes in them, what she doesn't and what she expects of them.
Another great part of the book was the pieces of her own story she interjected. I found her personal life story fascinating- I don't wanna give anything away but it is sooo interesting!
That being said, will I do recommend this book for entertainment and even for very useful info for any PR, Fashion or entrepreneur wannabe, the price is a bit steep for the read. I would suggest getting it out of library.
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