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.
As a murderino, there was no way I wasn’t grabbing this book as soon as I could. Narrated by Georgia and Karen, it was like listening to an extended episode of their podcast. Which is a very good thing.
I’ve been fascinated with true crime for years, much to the despair of my husband, who is constantly forced to fall asleep with the sounds of rape, murder, and torture ringing through the bedroom because I’ve fallen asleep watching ID Network. I’ve burned through so many true crime podcasts over the years, and I’m constantly on the hunt for new ones. I found MFM a few years ago, and I’ve been listening to it since then. I usually listen to them in binges, so I’m used to having Karen and Georgia in my ears for hours at a time. There’s something about the two of them together – their clear love for each other, their shared histories, the respect they have for the crime victims, the loathing they feel for the murdering shitbags they discuss – that’s almost soothing to me.
This isn’t actually an extended podcast episode, though. There’s not really any discussion of actual crimes, so many of Karen and Georgia’s stories – how they became fascinated with murder, the life choices and experiences that got them where they are now – some that we’ve heard on the podcast, and some we haven’t. We learn more about them as people – their struggles with alcohol, eating disorders, depression, anxiety – all of the things that make them human and make them so relatable to all of their fans. I loved getting this deep dive into their lives and their histories, and listening to Karen and Georgia narrate them was like listening to a good friend tell me a story.