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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (605 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Kelly Cutrone Narrator: Kelly Cutrone Publisher: HarperCollins Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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When Kelly Cutrone’s first book, If You Have to Cry, Go Outside, was first published, young people flocked to this new voice. Finally, someone was telling it like it is, in language they spoke. It quickly became a New York Times bestseller, and fashion publicist Kelly Cutrone became more than a personality, she became a beloved guru, mentor, and fairy godmother.

Now she’s back with another no-holds-barred book to awaken our souls and kick our asses into gear. With Normal Gets You Nowhere, she invites us to get our freak on. History is full of successful, world-changing people who did not fit in. Think Nelson Mandela, Joan of Arc, Eleanor Roosevelt, Amelia Earhart, John Lennon, and Rosa Parks. Instead of changing themselves to accommodate the status quo or what others thought they should be, these people hung a light on their differences, and changed humanity in the process.

“I know you don’t feel normal, so why are you trying to act it and prove to everyone you are?” Cutrone says. So much of what we say or don’t say, and what we do or don’t do, is dictated by what others have told us, or what people may think of us. This is not how we should be living, by measuring ourselves against the mundane.

An invitation to rethink who you are, what you value, and what you want from life, Normal Gets You Nowhere goes beyond how to reinvent yourself and create your own brand, and investigates what it means to live in this world as a tuned-in, caring individual with a passion for making a difference. There’s already an army of super talented uberfreaks changing the world, isn’t it time you joined it time you joined them?

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Quotes & Awards

  • “Typically dressed in black (usually Martin Margiela or Yohji Yamamoto) with jet black hair and no makeup, season after season [Kelly Cutrone] is consistently more interesting than anything on the runway.”

    Los Angeles Times

  • “What everyone loves about Kelly Cutrone is that she isn’t afraid to tell it how it is.”


  • “She remains the same tough cookie with a soft, melty centre…Cutrone invites us to join her on this new journey; and only an apathetic person would refuse. The final destination will be different for everyone, but at least we can be confident we’ll end up somewhere.” 

    Globe and Mail (Toronto)

  • “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.”

    Associated Press

Listener Opinions

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Joanne | 2/20/2014


  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 by Joyce | 2/12/2014

    " Only thing I really got from reading this book was the curiosity about Eleanor Roosevelt. I'm going to follow up on that and learn more about her. Otherwise, the language really put me off and the topics covered were marginal to my life situation. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Mel Vegas | 2/12/2014

    " Everything you'd expect from a Kelly Cutrone book -- upfront & funny with a little bit of Eastern religion mixed in (which I personally find to be a little hoaky). Really enjoyed it as expected! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Hannah Lee Grunden | 2/10/2014

    " It was too short! And too ADHD! But Kelly Cutrone is awesome. "

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About the Author
Author Kelly Cutrone

Kelly Cutrone is the founder of the fashion public relations, branding, and marketing firm People’s Revolution, which has represented clients such as Longchamp, Vivienne Westwood, Valentino, Jeremy Scott, Paco Rabanne, Thierry Mugler, Bulgari, Christie’s, and more. She starred in Kell on Earth on Bravo and appears on MTV’s The City. Prior to founding People’s Revolution, Cutrone cofounded Cutrone & Weinberg and was the director of PR for Spin magazine. Cutrone lives in Manhattan with her daughter, Ava.