Wednesday, March 17, 2010

New Obession

My new obsession? Kelly Cutrone's book, If You Have to Cry, Go Outside, which I read in 2 days with the inability to put it down.

I’ve learned that she incredibly spiritual, even describing how finding faith (she actually invented her own religion) which helped her overcome a crystal meth addiction. Yes, a crystal meth addict and financed her addiction by reading tarot cards on Venice beach - after already having a successful PR career and before starting People's Revolution. Cutrone speaks candidly about breastfeeding in public (“My tits were like the Soho welcoming committee”) and as to wearing bulky, floral maternity clothes (“I’d rather clean toilets.”)

She offers good advice and an incredible story of how to go from the bottom to the very top of whatever you want to do - in her typical no-nonsense cut-the-crap way, of course.

“Because, if you’re the kind of person who senses there’s something out there beyond whatever it is you’re expected to do- if you want to be extra-ordinary- you will not get there by hanging around a bunch of people who tell you you’re not extraordinary. We have a saying in New York: when you’re the most happening person at the party, it’s time to leave.” – Kelly Cutrone

1 comment:

Vickie said...

I soooo want to read this! Thanks for the review, lovely!