Summary from Goodreads:
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 & Don’t Get Murdered, Karen and Georgia focus on the importance of self-advocating and valuing personal safety over being ‘nice’ or ‘helpful.’ They delve into their own pasts, true crime stories, and beyond to discuss meaningful cultural and societal issues with fierce empathy and unapologetic frankness.
“My Favorite Murder started as a way for Karen Kilgariff and Georgia Hardstark to work through their fears. Now it’s a worldwide community…. Even its darkest moments are lightened by Karen and Georgia’s effortlessly funny banter and genuine empathy.” —RollingStone.com
I did not have Stay Sexy and Don’t Get Murdered on my TBR because I don’t listen to the podcast. However, I wound up having to power-read this book and pound three episodes to run a Muderinos event at work so I came at this book cold. So for me, who had never listened to the podcast, I thought Karen’s and Georgia’s recounting of their lives was interesting at first. But it got repetitive after a while, as if each of their chapters were written entirely separately then pieced together – so the editing on the book needed work. I’ve also since read some things online that make me pause regarding their ability to adapt to criticism, particularly relating to criticism from the Native community. (Also, I do not get why this book goes in “Personal Growth”? I don’t see the “self-help” aspect, this is definitely more of a joint memoir.)
Dear FTC: I borrowed a copy of this book from the store to prep for the event.