This B&N Exclusive Edition includes a revealing Q&A with Karen and Georgia about love, happiness, and their favorite things in the world.
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
|Publisher:||Tom Doherty Associates|
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About the Author
Known for her biting wit and musical prowess, Karen Kilgariff has been a staple in the comedy world for decades. As a performer, she has appeared on Mr. Show, The Book Group and Conan. She was the head writer for the first five years of The Ellen DeGeneres Show, then transitioned to scripted, writing for shows like Other Space, Portlandia, and Baskets. Her musical comedy album Live At The Bootleg was included in Vulture's Top 9 of 2014 and in Stitcher's Top 11 of 2014.
Georgia Hardstark has enjoyed a successful career as a food writer and Cooking Channel on-camera personality, including co-hosting a travel/adventure/party show called Tripping Out, and a regular gig on Cooking Channel’s #1 show, Unique Sweets. She caps that off as a frequent guest narrator on Comedy Central’s hit show Drunk History.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
Are you obsessed with murder and true crime? Well, I am too! And luckily for me, two wonderful ladies created a podcast, called My Favorite Murder, to satisfy all the closet murderinos of the world. Then, they took it a step further. They wrote a book! In Stay Sexy & Don’t Get Murdered: The Definitive How-to Guide, Karen Kilgariff and Georgia Hardstark tell us all of their life stories we’ve been dying to hear. They take us through the most important events in their lives and how they shaped them into the people they are today. Can I just say how amazing this book was? It was hilarious, insightful and inappropriate at times (which I truly love), and I just tore through this book. Karen and Georgia find countless ways to turn a hard life event an turn it into an incredibly entertaining lesson for us folks at home. I felt like I was truly getting to know these two women I constantly listen to in my car. There was never a dull moment, each section bringing something new and fun to an already amazing book! There were so many wonderful teachings about life hidden within each humorous page. If I could recommend this book a million times I would. It’s not just about true crime and murder; in fact, those two subjects are discussed at a minimum. Rather, this is the story of two women who trialed and errored their way through life, which seemed to turn out pretty great for them. If you love memoirs, comedy, or are obsessed with the podcast My Favorite Murder, do yourself a favor and get yourself a copy of this book.
Simply enough, I cant put it down, But I'm forced to because someone said sleep is important.
Karen Kilgariff and Georgia Hardstark are the hosts of the part-humor-part-true-crime podcast My Favorite Murder. Their podcast is a regular accompaniment to my commute and has made D.C. traffic infinitely more bearable since I've become a regular listener. And now, much to my delight, they've written a book. This book is a real reflection of the podcast and community Karen and Georgia have built together, each chapter is framed by one of the iconic quotes that sprouted from the podcast and two essays on the topic, one by each host. That being said, this is not a book for murderinos only. Anyone looking for an extremely candid, often humorous memoir by two kick-ass women will love this. Even if that isn't what you're specifically seeking, I'd be willing to be that there's something in Stay Sexy and Don't Get Murdered: The Definitive How-To Guide for you. A note on the audiobook: For the first time ever (yep, ever in my life) I sought out an audiobook. I know these to people by their voices, so why not continue in that medium? I'm no expert, but this felt like a truly unique experience. Karen and Georgia are wonderful narrators, portions were recorded live, Paul Giamatti occasionally interjects, and there is even a guest appearance by Georgia's dad. There's nothing like holding a physical text and experiencing a book that way, but just this once, opt for the audiobook or you'll miss out on more of the humor and personality that make Karen and Georgia so wonderful.