"The City" P.R. Guru Kelly Cutrone Turns Author!

01/05/2010 at 03:02 PM ET

Harper Collins

Lauren Conrad isn’t the only Hills alum working on her literary career. Kelly Cutrone, Lauren’s former boss at PR powerhouse People’s Revolution, is set to release her first book If You Have to Cry, Go Outside…And Other Things Your Mother Never Told You. The book, which will hit shelves February 2, will give girls advice on all areas of life with the same tough-love that the P.R. queen has become known for. “It’s kind of like the good, the bad and the ugly,” Kelly tells WWD. “It covers everything from marriages to relationships to jobs to….Even Ashley Dupré makes a little appearance in my book.” Kelly is no stranger on dishing out advice to young girls, acting as Whitney Port‘s mentor on The City. “I felt like there’s a lot of confusion about what it means to be feminine,” says Kelly. “I wanted to write a book that reached out to young women.” Other than advice, Kelly’s book is full of anecdotes from her personal and professional life as well as motivational tips, like “gather up your courage like an armful of free clothes at a McQueen sample sale,” to encourage up-and comers. And if her recurring role on The City and her new book aren’t enough Kelly for you, the P.R. maven will also be starring in her own reality show for BRAVO, titled Kell on Earth, set to premiere on February 1. So does this mean that Kelly will be retiring from the world of fashion? “P.R. is what I know how to do to make money and it’s what I’m really good at,” she says. “I think it’s a natural thing to say, ‘Oh, OK. Well, now Kelly Cutrone has to leave P.R., but that would be an old model and I’m not really interested in old models…” Hear more from Kelly on her book and future plans at WWD.com. Tell us: Are you excited to see more of Kelly Cutrone in 2010? Will you buy her book?–Andrea DeSimone

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Catherine I can’t get over what an amazing phatogropher you are. After looking at your photos I knew I wanted you to take Kelly’s senior photos and I am so glad I made that decision. You did such a great job selecting locations that matched Kelly’s coloring and personality. The photos are awesome. Can’t wait to see them all.

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