Stay Sexy & Don’t Get Murdered by Karen Kilgariff

Stay Sexy & Don’t Get Murdered

The highly anticipated first book by Karen Kilgariff and Georgia Hardstark, the voices behind the #1 hit podcast My Favorite Murder!Sharing never-before-heard stories ranging from their struggles with depression, eating disorders, and addiction, Karen and Georgia irreverently recount their biggest mistakes and deepest fears, reflecting on the formative life events that shaped them into two of the most followed voices in the nation.In Stay Sexy & ...

Details Stay Sexy & Don’t Get Murdered

TitleStay Sexy & Don’t Get Murdered
Release DateMay 28th, 2019
PublisherForge Books
GenreNonfiction, Autobiography, Memoir, Crime, True Crime, Audiobook

Reviews Stay Sexy & Don’t Get Murdered

  • Caroline Vericker
    I will always be a little bit heartbroken, I think, that I don't get to actually be best friends with Karen and Georgia
  • Brandon Forsyth
    Here’s what you do. You make a thousand signs. 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 W...
  • Donna Backshall
    I know I'm in the minority, but Stay Sexy & Don’t Get Murdered: The Definitive How-To Guide didn't resonate with me. I much prefer the podcasts, with discussions of true crime and impromptu jokes and antics. Not that their 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 bl...
  • JanB
    4.5 starsI 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 ag...
  • Deanna
    Hate to say this but... I didn't really enjoy this book. I have listened to K&G's podcast for a couple of years now and love it, but I didn't feel like their speaking voices translated well to writing. Unfortunately, that really is how this book was written; it's very informal and sounds like something you would read on a blog, not in a book. I know that many people do enjoy that type of writing style (which is fine), but it's not my cup of tea. ...
  • viktoria
    Disclaimer: I love MFM. While you normally can't bribe me enough to leave my house to go to a simple movie, I've literally paid money to go to several live shows of the podcast, even though it meant combining three of my least favorite, anxiety inducing things, crowds, heights, and stadium seating with death seats. MFM isn't perfect, but it's more than just a podcast I enjoy—it's something my bff and I bond over, a funny way to feel less alone ...
  • Natasha Niezgoda
    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 t...
  • Janelle • She Reads with Cats
    I was fortunate enough to receive a partial early copy from Forge. I loved every single page I read and cried at the end. It’s that good. Full review to come.
  • Johann (jobis89)
    I loved every damn page. Full review to come!
  • Elyse Walters
    Audiobook.... read by Karen 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 ...
  • Bark
    I HIGHLY recommend you listen to the audiobook version of this book because it is narrated by the writers and you'll miss a lot of the emotion in the words if you don't hear them tell it. I also suggest that you only pick it up only if you are a fan of the My Favorite Murder podcast - otherwise you might not get what it is all about and you'll probably be very disappointed and will be left scratching your head at the title. It's not a guidebook i...
  • Elizabeth
    I love Karen and Georgia but this book was mediocre at best.
  • Krista
    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 episode...
  • Malia
    3.5 starsI 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 w...
  • Livia Linhares Miller
    soooo. 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 c...
  • Katelyn
    OK I WAS NOT READY—don’t misunderstand me; being a listener who frequently back tracks the podcast to hear Karen wake me up to my “sweet angel baby-ness” or Georgia amping me up to assert my own Riot Grrrl Courage, I was puuuuumped for this to come out (and lucky enough to snag an ARC). But less than 12 hours later, I’m ready to read it again... too soon? SSDGM!!!!!!
  • Caidyn (SEMI-HIATUS; BW Reviews; he/him/his)
    Definitely five stars with the audiobook. So, read it with the audiobook!!4.5/5I love MFM. I'm a solid murderino and always will be one thanks to them giving a name for us. And, I really loved this book and how candidly they discussed things that they have mentioned in passing. Reading Karen's part in chapter one about her mom about killed me because I kept thinking about my sister who passed away in April this year.Still, it wasn't perfect. I th...
  • Jenna | JennaStopReading
    I still can’t believe I managed to get my grimy little hands on a partial ARC of this book, but I am SO glad I did. I can’t wait to read the rest when it comes out in May. As always, Karen and Georgia are authentic, hilarious, straight forward and passionate. This book reads very similarly to the way they speak in their podcast, but does a deeper dive on who they are as people and the events that made them the way they are. I don’t cry much...
  • Cassidy
    This book is exactly what I expected it to be. I’m unsure how “Skippers” will feel because there’s a reason this is shelved as Biography and not True Crime. There is mention of murders, but the essays focus on Karen and Georgia’s childhood and struggles with mental health and addiction and how grateful they are for the community MFM has become. I enjoyed Georgia’s writing more than Karen’s, which I found surprising because I enjoy K...
  • Nicole
    english reviewSummary: Sharing never-before-heard stories ranging from their struggles with depression, eating disorders, and addiction, Karen and Georgia irreverently recount their biggest mistakes and deepest fears, reflecting on the formative life events that shaped them into two of the most followed voices in the nation.In Stay Sexy & Don’t Get Murdered, Karen and Georgia focus on the importance of self-advocating and valuing personal safet...
  • Moonkiszt
    Stay Sexy, etc.This is a wild romp – I had no idea what I was getting into. Haven’t heard the podcasts, never heard of these two. And. . . I sorta fell in love. How I wish I’d been able to listen to these girls when I was young and moving in dangerous places in the 70s. Woulda helped, I think. If you have a strong constitution for murder, murder-related topics, and are not language sensitive (many ‘swears’ occur herein), I recommend thi...
  • Lauren Walker
    Disappointed...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 disappointe...
  • Kate
    I cannot wait to listen to the audiobook (and buy a finished copies because they weren't many pictures).I've always been a true crime fan, but I kept it on the down low so as not to creep people out. Finding My Favorite Murder podcast was a revelation. In their book, Karen and Georgia open up even more about their lives and their murderino ways. It's so them and so funny and familar that it feels like Karen and Georgia's first lunch together- whe...
  • Jerrie (redwritinghood)
    This was a fun audiobook read by the authors. I’ve listened to My Favorite Murder a few times and was surprised by how funny, yet serious their show is. This book is a similar mix of funny stories from their pasts that have very serious messages behind them.
  • ♥ WishfulMiss ♥
    Quick thoughts: 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...
  • Amanda
    I expected this to be more memoir than self-help book, but it ended up being 50-50. I actually liked that a lot. I listen to the audiobook, and it felt like one long, glorious podcast episode where I got to hang out with Karen and Georgia more than normal. This is a must read for Murderinos and had some very heartfelt stories that would entertain and touch a non-Murderino, too.
  • Leah Nadeau
    This book was like listening to Ellen DeGeneres or watching a stand up comedian give good life advice.It was like chit chatting with a best friend; deep, insightful, meaningful, and honest. It was enjoyable and filled with little stories of their lives. It wasn't like I was writing down a bunch of things to remember though. Advice nuggets:fuck politenessgo pro on therapy, don't go only when you are in dire need, everyone should go
  • Kate
    This one gave me all the feelings. I laughed. I cried. I feel like Karen and Georgia are my best friends who are also award-winning psychologists with senses of humour of the entire cast of SCTV combined. I'm so glad they wrote this... It's the memoir/humour/self-help book of my dreams. And you really should read it. SSDGM