Welcome back to Socialite Life’s Celebrity Book Club! You’ll find no mandatory Jane Austin homework here, just the kind of entertaining reads that drives you here in the fist place. We provide the material and you shout out your thoughts in the comments section for a chance to walk away with the book.
Kelly Cutrone, and Indigo bookstore in Toronto last month (March 15), skips the bullshit and says it straight, which is one of the reasons we love her at SL. Another reason is she can make the world around her jump and whip Whitney and Lauren into shape for the real world like a drill sergeant (but not you Stephanie, sorry.) If you’ve ever wondered what makes this woman tick and wished she could be your straight talking mentor for the day you’re not the only one.
If You Have To Cry Go Outside And Other Things Your Mother Never Told You is a New York Times Bestseller and a window into Cutrone’s life before the cameras started rolling.
The little girl from Syracuse made it in one of the most competitive industries in one of the toughest cities in the world without being anyone but herself and she mixes her personal and professional stories to in this tell-all meets how-to.
Find your reading and how to enter after the jump!
Your reading:I will never forget how, in that very first visit,
the energy of New York captivated my ever sense. It was like I had
stepped out of a boring silent film and into the greatest musical of all
time, with Radio City Rockettes kicking to the tune of Frank Sinatra’s
“New York, New York,” while seven thousand angels cried: “Kelly! You are
home!”I was hearing the sound of my inner voice and it was not
subtle…I had no idea what I’d actually do in New York – I had never
heard of a “publicist”-but once I stepped out of my first cab in
Manhattan, I knew my days in Syracuse were numbered….
If your mother is anything like mine, after all, there are a lot of
important things she probably didn’t teach you: how to us a vibrator;
how to go to a loan shark and pull a loan at 17 percent that’s due in
thirty days; how to hire your first divorce attorney; what to look for
in a doula (a birth coach) should you find yourself alone and pregnant,
My mother never taught me how to date three people at the same time or
how to interview a nanny or what to wear in an ashram in India or how to
meditate…So many mothers say they want their daughter to be
independent, but what they really hope is that they’ll find a
well-compensated banker or lawyer and settle down between the ages of
twenty-five and twenty-eight in Greenwich, Darien, or That Town, U.S.A.,
to rise babies, do the grocery shopping, and work out in relative
comfort for the rest of their lives. I know this because I employ their
I named my company People’s Revolution not because I’m a Communist-a
popular misconception – but because I happen to believe the world will
change only when we change ourselves. And that starts with finding
ourselves. And that starts with listening to ourselves…It means taking
a journey like the spectacular and terrifying and ultimately
mind-blowing adventure I’ve been on for twenty years…The planet is
here for our delight, but it is also here for us to change, to make it
the best it can be. It’s not just about sleeping and fucking and getting
the right dress. Let’s hope not.
-Excerpts from If You Have To Cry Go Outside And Other Things Your
Mother Never Told You by Kelly Cutrone, published by HarperOne,
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