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Normal Gets You Nowhere | [Kelly Cutrone]

Normal Gets You Nowhere

With Normal Gets You Nowhere, Kelly Cutrone 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.
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Publisher's Summary

nor-mal: according with, constituting, or not deviating from a norm, rule or principle / conforming to a type, standard, or regular pattern / of, relating to, or characterized by average intelligence or development

Normal?

Who wants to be that?

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?

©2011 Power of the Word Productions, Inc. (P)2011 HarperCollins Publishers

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    Kelly Englewood, CO, United States 01-06-12
    Kelly Englewood, CO, United States 01-06-12
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    "For open minds and hearts."
    What did you love best about Normal Gets You Nowhere?

    I love the honesty of the content and the passion of the author. I could completely identify with everything she had to say. Maybe that's why I find some reviews shocking. If you are a traditionalist, if you think sex is something that should only happen after marriage or you take serious offense to hearing the F word I can't imagine you are going to be open to what Kelly has to share. This book is about being who you are, finding your truth and being tough when others (see previous reviews) tell you that you aren't normal, because you have different ideas... like NOT celebrating holidays that YOU find meaningless.


    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
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    Edna Johannesburg, South Africa 12-06-11
    Edna Johannesburg, South Africa 12-06-11
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    "A GREAT LISTEN"
    What did you love best about Normal Gets You Nowhere?

    THE LANGUAGE AND OPENNESS OF THE WRITER


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Normal Gets You Nowhere?

    WHEN SHE WAS ASKED TO RE-WRITE THE 10 COMMANDMENTS AND SHE WOULD RATHER HAVE HER DAUGHTER LEARN ABOUT SEX FROM HER THAN SOME STRANGER.


    Which character – as performed by Kelly Cutrone – was your favorite?

    THE MOTHER CHARACTER


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    YES


    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Mon San Francisco, Ca 06-26-12
    Mon San Francisco, Ca 06-26-12 Member Since 2010

    12 step program please. I am addicted to Audible! I love trashy sexy books, award winning novels and everything between. Bring it!

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    "Who knew Kell on Earth was a Yogi"

    i know that I will definitely mention this book to those friends who loved her no nonsense, tough love approach to life and business on Bravo's "Kell on Earth." She is pretty fierce and I like that about her, although come to think of it - I'm probably too normal for her and she's probably too intense for me....I consider myself spiritual and this book felt a little preachy at times. Despite that, this was an audio that I finished in 1 day. It is interesting and Kelly Cutrone is anything but boring. I'm glad I listened to it. There are some worthy bits to this audio and other bits that are just hard to buy into. My last comment is that Kelly Cutrone has now peaked my interest in Eleanor Roosevelt.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Henry Roberts 12-06-11 Member Since 2002
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    "You are already nowhere when you read this crap."

    A waste of time and money. Sorry. I hate to be just normal but not this kind of anti normal. It will certainly get you nowhere.

    1 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    Amy Rockford, IL, United States 12-14-11
    Amy Rockford, IL, United States 12-14-11 Member Since 2001
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    "I'll take normal over her 'lifestyle'..."
    Would you try another book from Kelly Cutrone and/or Kelly Cutrone?

    Never. This woman seems to hate anything traditional and American. She hates Christmas and Thanksgiving and thinks we should only make up our own personal holidays. Her morals are all about not wearing fur and being sexually free. This book is all activism for the '99%'ers.


    If you could play editor, what scene or scenes would you have cut from Normal Gets You Nowhere?

    I wouldn't have published it in the first place.


    Any additional comments?

    Save your money, this woman has enough.

    1 of 5 people found this review helpful
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