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Stay Sexy & Don't Get Murdered

Stay Sexy & Don't Get Murdered

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Book - 2019
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"A conversation between friends Karen Kilgariff and Georgia Hardstark about what they've learned from their biggest mistakes, their most triumphant successes, their favorite therapists, and their mutual obsession with true crime. From growing up as latchkey kids to their formative years working at the Gap and Hot Topic to their struggles with substances and mental health, Karen and Georgia share a series of captivating stories about some of the most significant moments in their lives. Together they inspect their own hard-earned wisdom with brutal and hilarious candor. In a culture that mythologizes killers, celebrates 'personality-corrupting toxic masculinity bullshit,' and holds victims responsible for the violence committed against them, Karen and Georgia preach self-advocacy, self-love, and freedom from responsibility for other people's choices. Guided by their own experiences and revelations with a little help from the Riot Grrrl movement, Ann Rule, and 'billions of hours of therapy,' Karen and Georgia are here to encourage you to put your own needs first and become unfuckwithable. Part dual memoir, part life manual, [this book] is an account of two lives that collided over the dark stuff. Inspired by the empowering and offbeat battle cries made famous on their hit podcast, Karen and Georgia recount the formative moments of their lives that taught them everything they know, and everything they don't, about life, friendship, and various pancake situations."--Dust jacket.
Publisher: New York :, Forge,, 2019
Edition: First edition
ISBN: 9781250178954
Branch Call Number: 155.333 K483a 2019
Characteristics: 300 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Additional Contributors: Hardstark, Georgia - Author


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Mar 30, 2021

I consider this required reading for the women I love in my life. I am a huge fan of their work. Very little murder - just a whole lot of great writing that hits home for me. Highly recommend the audiobook.

👩‍🎤 This is just the book to give your sister, if your sister has an eating disorder, depression, fear, and an addictive personality.

cmlibrary_melliott Oct 19, 2020

I love this book. I love these women. I am them. They are me. Best self-care mantras ever. Plus, there are lots of murder references. I enjoyed those as well. More than I like to admit. Except I just did. Oh, well. Read this book. You're welcome.

Aug 09, 2020

I read this in no time at all. The writing is really conversational and funny, which I appreciated a lot. Really great stories and thoughts shared, and they shed quite a bit of light on the life philosophies of Karen & Georgia. I liked that maybe the most, feeling like I was coming to understand them in new and intimate ways. I'm a fan of the podcast and I think if you are too, you'd probably enjoy getting a sneak peek into their minds and histories. Highly recommended!

AndreaG_KCMO Jun 30, 2020

Although true crime interests me, I would not be a fan and Murderino if not for the values and personalities of Karen and Georgia. This book highlights some of those values, integrates them with the true crime theme, and adds plenty of personal background into the mix. Most admirable about these women is their authentic desire to learn from their fans: willingness to reframe murder narratives away from victim culpability, to update their language to reflect new understanding of criminal behavior, and to welcome corrections from listeners. The writing style imitates the relaxed style of the podcast and held a lot of treasures for a newer fan like myself.

ReadingAdviser_leni May 27, 2020

I had been hoping for more of what the podcast offers. This is a memoir of the two authors/podcasters.

JCLMyshaP Mar 30, 2020

In this book, hosts Karen Kilgariff and Georgia Hardstark of the My Favorite Murder podcast give an honest and emotional portrait of key moments in their lives that made them who they are. They discuss their individual experiences of drug addiction, mental illness, growing up as latch-key kids, navigating the world and the entertainment industry in California with so much humor and heart. This is a fun and entertaining book for everyone, even those unfamiliar with the podcast.

Mar 27, 2020

Not recommended. This book has a great title and possibly even some good advice, but the writing is so cutesy-cool I didn't listen past the first 5 minutes.

Mar 20, 2020

Very funny and LOTS of swear words. A quick read. I don’t enjoy memoirs or self-help books much but this one was very entertaining, mostly because of the all the swear words.

Jan 25, 2020

I knew what to expect with this book from the descriptions and the reviews, however I still somehow struggled to get through it. I think it might be because the way it is written is similar to the way they chat on the podcast which is fine to listen to, but is different when you are reading it. I didn't mind the book, but wouldn't rave about it.

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PimaLib_ChristineR Dec 23, 2019

"I knew I had to quit just to make room in my life to be happy enough to try something else. At least four years had gone by since I could reasonably say I was quitting while I was ahead. At this point, I was quitting before I was dead."

PimaLib_ChristineR Dec 23, 2019

"Don't believe anyone who tells you the people who love you are bad for you. That's a huge red flag. No one who wants the best for you wants you to have *less* human connection."


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Apr 12, 2019

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