"If You Have to Cry, Go Outside: And Other Things Your Mother Never Told You" (HarperCollins, 197 pages, $22.99.), by Kelly Cutrone, with Meredith Bryan: Publicist Kelly Cutrone is mentor, big sister and life coach in her new book, "If You Have to Cry, Go Outside: And Other Things Your Mother Never Told You."
Cutrone is known to people in the fashion and entertainment industry as the founder of People's Revolution, a publicity, marketing and branding firm. To others, she's a blunt former boss and mentor to Lauren Conrad and Whitney Port, who were both filmed working at People's Revolution on MTV reality shows "The Hills" and "The City."
Cutrone is a scene-stealer on those shows, one highlight being when she ordered Conrad to fire a friend she had recommended to work at the company. Now Cutrone has her own reality show on Bravo, "Kell on Earth."
In her book, Cutrone shares anecdotes from her personal and professional life to show not only how she has succeeded in business but also as a single mom.
Cutrone works in an industry that is superficial and fickle, but she's the real deal. Her advice rings true no matter what field you're in.
She offers useful tips for employees: Phone calls are better than e-mails, don't blog about your job and, like the title of the book, if you have to cry, go outside.
Her story is inspiring, and her journey could never be described as boring.
Cutrone's first husband was a protege to Andy Warhol. She worked as a tarot-card reader, kicked a drug habit, traveled the world and even landed a record deal. The book makes readers wish they could read more of her adventures – and experience some of their own.
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