As much as we’re looking for experiences that turn us on, we’re looking for people who do the same, whether creatively, emotionally, spiritually, or intellectually. So if you don’t have a well-thought-out dream, you can start by figuring out where you want to go. If you cannot see yourself fairly or accurately represented in the community where you live - from restaurants to department stores to clothing choices to conversations at the dinner table - and nothing there makes you feel awake or alive, I suggest you start doing some research on some other communities.
— Kelly Cutrone, If You Have To Cry, Go Outside: And Other Things Your Mother Never Taught You
Kelly Cutrone, Author of If You Have To Cry, Go Outside & fashion PR mogul

Kelly Cutrone, Author of If You Have To Cry, Go Outside & fashion PR mogul

I was first introduced to Kelly Cutrone because I am a shameless reality TV addict. She appeared on both The Hills and The City as Lauren and Whitney's fashion boss. After seeing her on a few episodes, I developed a deep respect for her apparent honesty and no-bullshit approach to an industry whole-heartedly dedicated to ass-kissing. My respect then developed into a curiosity about how she came to be the queen of her own kingdom. The Kelly Cutrone (or as she calls herself: "The High Priestess", "Mama Wolf", etc.).

And this is what brought me to If You Have to Cry, Go Outside - Kelly Cutrone's part-memoir, part life-advice book. As it turns out, Cutrone's life has been anything but easy. As is the case with highly successful people, she experienced the hellish losses and failures in her personal and professional life before coming into her immense success as the owner of a bi-coastal, avant-garde PR fashion house (called People's Revolution). From tarot-card reading on the sidewalks of California to ushering Michael Jackson through a crowd of hungry fans, Kelly Cutrone, if nothing else, has some pretty sweet stories to tell.

Read it and see for yourself. Like me, you might also glean some important life advice from her as well.

                                    -SM