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March Challenge Day 21 Lessons from Cutrone

I have just become acquainted with the famous publicist Kelly Cutrone. So amazed by some quotes from her book If you Have to Cry, Go Outside: And Other Things Your Mother Never Told You on Goodreads I spent the last four hours reading over 127 pages.

I hope to get to the end of the book. I think the last page is 198 or something like that. I plan to return to Barnes and Nobles to complete the book.

So far Cutrone the self-exlaimed “Bitch” has shown that her journey to success has not been an easy nor has the road after the success. She panicked at the thought of being a single mother, felt lonely while raising her daughter, and had a bad coke addition. She had been homeless several times and lost her car that her father worked hard to buy her one Christmas.

In her book she shows a vulnerable woman that is not ever revealed by meeting her in present. She gives humorous advice that comes from a destructive path she has been on. She managed to compose about 30 years of lessons in less than 220 words. I couldn’t put it down.

I found my love for books cushioned in a ripped chair. I turned each page wanting to know more about this woman who moved to New York at the age 23. A vulgar mouth, spiritual, and loving mother in her 50’s reminded me the need to know yourself and love yourself first.

I could go on, but I will wait until I read the last few chapters. But check out some quotes I highlighted while reading.

“You can’t fake hard work.”

“Never be to good for the things that first made you successful.”

You can’t really know what its like to be be filled, unless you’re been empty.

I seemed like we were all just chasing our tails. Waking up, going to work, fucking, fighting, loving, and saying we’re sorry over and over again. What are we doing and who am I? What’s most important to me? And who and what am I serving?

“I believe the universe constantly rearranges itself to support your idea of reality.”

“We’re constantly moving from level to level trying to collect the promised prizes without stopping to think about the order we want theses things to come in, or whether we ever really want them at all.”

“And I learned when things happen out of order in your life you can choose to take them not as blows but blessings in disguise.”

I cannot wait to read her other book, Normal Gets You Nowhere.

I kind of felt guilty reading that book in less than two days, but I’m still working on Sonia Sotomayor’s My Beloved World.


March 22, 2013 Posted by | Fun Topics, March/April Challenge | Leave a comment