Stay Sexy & Don’t Get Murdered: The Definitive How-To Guide
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I much prefer the podcasts, with discussions of true crime and impromptu jokes and antics. Not that Karen and Georgia's how-I-got-here stories weren't interesting, it's more that they simply weren't what I wanted from this comedic duo. It seemed like they were trying to "get real", but I could have done without the feel of the written, almost bloggy, stories.
Oh well. I couldn't r ...more
You put them up on street corners and community bulletin boards. You hang them from ornate balconies and make them look like the flag of a new country. Drag them behind planes and make them circle the cities of the world like you’re announcing a new global superpower. You turn the signs into clothing like those weird toilet paper ads.
The signs read “KAREN KILGARIFF AND GEORGIA HARDSTARK HAVE WRITTEN THE GREATEST DUAL MEMOIR / COLLECTION OF HUMOUROU ...more
True crime addicts Karen Kilgariff and Georgia Hardstark run a hugely successful crime podcast, and for the first time they have published a book.
...you can’t “stay out of the forest” because the world is a forest. And it’s filled with predators
We barely get any time on this planet. Do not spend it pleasing other people. Fuck politeness.This book is more like a collection of essays - it covers difficult times in both their lives - from eating disorders to addiction to depressi ...more
I bought the hardback knowing I would want to share it with my (adult) daughter after I finished. We entertained ourselves on a 7 hour road trip last year listening to My Favorite Murder (MFM) podcast episodes. It's billed as a true crime comedy show which sounds like an oxymoron, but they make it work and are always respectful of victims.
As soon as my daughter saw the book on my coffee table it disappeared. Knowing I’d never see it again (lol), I downloaded the audio. Am I ever glad I ...more
But actually don't, because the universe already sued me, essentially, with a very meh reading experience. A spiritual lawsuit.
I thought I would like this book even though I have no concept of the podcast because I do, at the very least, know the podcast is true crime-y, and I know that I like true crime.
However, this was more like a celebrity memoir of the two hosts of said podcast, and consid ...more
-Love that they are always saying they aren’t the experts, and you’re only the expert in your own experiences so their advice won’t wo ...more
A MUST READ FOR ALL - 5 “I really needed to hear that” stars ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ for Stay Sexy & Don’t Get Murdered!
Words cannot describe how perfectly pertinent this book was to my present life. And if I can get real with you, it’s kinda like walking into a deeply personal therapy session. And I know the word “therapy” is weird and scary and defeating, but it shouldn’t be. I’ve gone. For 6 years in fact. And it changed my life. And this book makes you r ...more
If you’re a fan of the My Favorite Murder podcast, then there’s a good chance of you enjoying this part memoir/part self-help book. Lacking in true crime itself (which totally works!), it shines a light on the other topics and discussions that come up regularly on the show, such as mental health issues, self-care and addiction.
For each of the catchphrases or slogans that the show has crea ...more
I have a love/hate relationship with these girls. I love their podcast and normally enjoy listening to them, I love how casual the whole thing feels and I think they’re intelligent and hilarious.
but, I must say: I hate how problematic, eye-rolling, cringeworthy and privileged some of their comments are.
with that being said, I wanted to love this book SO BAD. but did I? no, I did not. I somewhat liked it, at best.
I enjoyed some of the chapters (and shed a tear when Karen described her ex ...more
For the most part this was okay but there were times I honestly just skimmed through it. Some of it was less of a How-to Guide and more like a sounding board to their success and personal achievements. Seriously, whole chapters were dedicated to them basically patting themselves on the back. Which is great, more power to them for making it in this cutthroat world, it just was not what I wanted the majority of the book to be about. I wanted more MFM talk and less about how gre ...more
Kilgariff, Georgia Hardstark, and Paul Giamatti.
Parts were recorded in front of a live audience. The energy from the people in the room during the ‘live’ sections were explosive... adding a contagious - “I HEAR YA” & “WOMEN ROCK”, energy.
I enjoyed these women... and their life stories about being young- scared - insecure with themselves - confused- depressed - and dealings with anxiety.
If Karen heard her parents fighting or felt the stress from their divorce she gr ...more
I’m not a podcast fan, because listening to them gets in the way of all the audiobooks on my list. So I’d never even heard of “My Favorite Murder,” let alone its creators. Somehow their book caught my attention, and I downloaded it on audio ...more
After a thoughtful pause, I thought maybe I'm just not the intended reader, as I had no clue who these people were or had ever heard of their podcast... Perhaps if I had already known and liked them I would want to hear their life story. For example, I met ...more
I know I'm in the minority of readers who didn't absolutely love this book, but it just wasn't quite what I hoped it would be. I heard great things and and was excited to read it, and though it's entertaining, it wasn't as engaging as I hoped it would be. I found the authors to be a little irritating, even as I wasn't left unaffected by their stories and what they went through. Obviously, this is a personal thing and many other readers will feel quite differently and really enjoy. If yo ...more
This is a book I just inherently knew I would love, and it definitely delivered! I've been a murderino since I was a little girl, thanks to my mom who introduced me to true crime when I was like 8. I love this podcast and like many others that are par ...more
It doesn't matter if you fail. Your trying is what sets the tone for your whole life story. Think of everything you do as being chapters in your future autobiographical self-help book about murder. Your “career” is just another word to help you categorize your journey through life. Why not start brave and bold and believing in yourself?
I'll begin by saying that I'm not a “Murderino”, but my daughter is and we've listened to a few episodes of the My Favorite Murder podcast together; I know wh ...more
I was extremely excited for this book, I love Karen and Georgia not for the murders but for the banter, they have a great rapport and I was excited to see that in novel form with new information on the girls that hadn't been shared before.
They promised a look into their lives that the podcast couldn't offer and yet everything in the book was a story or lesson they'd already discussed either once or multiple times.
I felt disappointed, like I'd been lied to for cheap marketing tacti ...more
It's refreshing, and funny, and relatable. At times it's heartbreaking. Often it's thought-provoking. Each time Karen and Georgia looked inwards, they invited their readers to do the same. It gave me some uncomfortable moments as I was reading, but ultimately it meant that I came away from this book having been a little more honest with myself, and, as a result, maybe I ended up knowing -and liking - my (deeply) flawed self just a little bit better.
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Known for her biting wit and musical prowess, Karen Kilgariff has been a staple in the comedy world for deca ...more
Politeness is fancy curtains in your front window. Kindness is the home-cooked meal on your dinner table.”