July 2010

If You Have to Cry, Go Outside: And Other Things Your Mother Never Told You


  • 10 East 53rd Street
  • New York , NY


Cutrone’s book, abc If You Have to Cry, Go Outside xyz , is suitable for anyone looking to enter ANY competitive industry–and at this point, what industry isn’t competitive? This is not just for people interested in fashion either. The advice in this book can help guide anyone into whichever career they wish to pursue. She successfully mixes her fashion industry experience and blends it with some real–world career advice.

Cutrone’s writing style is straightforward as she explains her journey of self–discovery in career, love, and life. She is honest and quick to take responsibility for her mistakes and failures; more importantly, others learn by the experience she shares.

If nothing else, Cutrone’s words will resonate with many: “…if you’re the kind of person who senses there’s something out there for you beyond whatever it is you’re expected to do–if you want to be extraordinary–you will not get there by hanging around a bunch of people who tell you you–re not extraordinary. Instead, you will probably become as ordinary as they expect you to be.”

This is recommended read for an up–close and personal look at one woman’s journey to the top of her field.

Reviewer: Lucy Bellamy, FIDM Library Staff Member