• Normal Gets You Nowhere

  • By: Kelly Cutrone
  • Narrated by: Kelly Cutrone
  • Length: 3 hrs and 42 mins
  • 4.0 out of 5 stars (182 ratings)

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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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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.

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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.

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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.

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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

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Expected more but still entertaining

I’m a Kelly Cutrone fan and read her first book as well as seeing her on The Hills and so on.
It starts very good talking about the business, PR at its best, people and diving deep into Elenor Rosevelt which I enjoyed a lot. Then it went on to personal experiences and more like a memoir-ish vibe which was also entertaining and inspiring but I feel it kind of drifted from the first chapters. Nice brief listen.

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Learn to celebrate the not normal

Read by the author, this fantastic thought provoking relatable book makes you think. You suddenly celebrate your oddest friends and don’t apologize for your non confirming children.

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Fireside Chat!

Like a chat with a big sister. Great book! Interesting perspective on living life by your own rules, as long as it does not harm any or yourself.

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Loved this book!

Thank you Kelly. Loved this book! Please make your other books audiobooks too. Everyone needs to listen!

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Best Book EVER. Periodt.

Loved her way of seeing things and how amazing she is as a person. How real. Will read this book 100000000X

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This is nothing short of phenomenal.

I can't stop gushing -- I'm s SMITTEN with this book!!!She is so smart, so cool, so funny, so knowledgeable and so strong.
Best book I've read in a decade. And I'm quite the book whore.
I highly recommend this, and I listen to it every few months again to regroup.
There's so much that is applicable to life. Please get this and tell people how great it is. She's like a female Anthony Bourdain- maybe stronger. I adored this. It's my go-to.
She's a goddess.

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  • Emma Chamberlain
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Put all her books on audible (equality act 2010) please??

As soon as I finished this book, I was quickly looking for Kelly’s other books on audible please put her other books on audible. As for the book, listening to Kelly reading her book is so inspirational. Kelly speaks of thought provoking issues. I was left wanting more. Loved her book xxxx

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