Stay Sexy & Don’t Get Murdered: Book Review

The creators of the hit Podcast, My Favorite Murder, Karen Kilgariff and Georgia Hardstark, bring a hilarious, yet raw, memoir straight from their hearts to their fans, also known as Murderinos. In this book titled, Stay Sexy & Don’t Get Murdered, adopted from a saying that originated from their show and has become a mantra for all Murderinos, Karen and Georgia speak of their lives, anxiety and fear they have faced and overcome, life lessons they have learned over time, and the fact that therapy is okay. They explain how their hit podcast show originated and how the success has landed them where they are now.

It seems now that podcasts are the way to go when it comes to streaming entertainment now. I remember the day when my seventeen-year-old brother, who by the way is much cooler and more hip than me, mentioned he was listening to the Joe Rogan Experience podcast. I thought it a bit strange and quite mature of him to being listening to podcasts. I had the assumption it was an older generation thing? I’d remembered seeing something about a podcast that was about murder and thought I’d finally look into it. That was the day I discovered that little purple app in my iPhone. Has this app been on my phone this whole time?? I had no idea, it was like a brand new world to me.

That was when I found My Favorite Murder and was hooked on Karen and Georgia, their humor, and the stories they told. I have always had an odd obsession with murder and serial killers and found this was the perfect introduction to podcasts and to be able to indulge in a guilty pleasure of mine. When I found out a memoir was coming out from these two amazing women, I had to have it. And it was everything I thought it would be.

I laughed, I cried. This book was SO good. Karen and Georgia took turns telling stories and life lessons throughout the book, but they way they did it made it as if they were sitting right next to you and actually talking to you. I suppose since I was used to hearing their voices, it made the reading much more enjoyable and I could picture them telling these stories to me. The writing was impressive, action grabbing, and real. They wrote from their heart and you could tell they were sincere in everything they said. I appreciated their willingness to open up about everything from drug abuse and eating disorders to anxiety and personal issues.

I already loved Karen and Georgia before from listening to them on MFM, but this book gave me a better understanding of them and I felt a true connection to their stories. Even though it wasn’t a self help book, the lessons they talked about made me feel better about myself and about some of the heartache and hardships I’ve encountered in life.

Karen and Georgia mention on MFM that the reason they started the podcast was so people who did have an interest in murders and serial killers would have a place to express that interest with other people. They wanted a community of people who could feel comfortable and be themselves, even if that meant you enjoyed something that may seem sick and morbid to others. To me, these two women are a true example of not having to be perfect to make it in this world. They show and preach that you don’t have to be like everyone else to succeed, degrees and school don’t define you as a person, going to therapy is okay, and of course, to always Stay Sexy & Don’t Get Murdered.

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-B