Stay Sexy & Don't Get Murdered

Stay Sexy & Don't Get Murdered

The Definitive How-to Guide

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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 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 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.
Published: New York :, Forge,, 2019.
Edition: First edition.
Copyright Date: ©2019
ISBN: 9781250178954
Branch Call Number: 155.3338 KIL
Characteristics: 300 pages :,illustrations ;,25 cm
Additional Contributors: Hardstark, Georgia - Author


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“Politeness doesn’t require actual humanity. It’s just cultural ritual...
Politeness is fancy curtains in your front window. Kindness is the home-cooked meal on your dinner table.”

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Aug 13, 2019

I really enjoyed this book and the podcast as well was an interesting read.

A how-to guide that tells people with eating disorders, depression, fear, and addictions, how to think of themselves as sexy and attractive. It's very popular…understandably. Compare with "Why We Suck: A Feel Good Guide to Staying Fat, Loud, Lazy and Stupid," by Dr. Denis Leary. (For a minute there, I thought it said "Stay Sexy and Don't Get Married.")

SCL_BethZ Jul 10, 2019

Listen to the audiobook for this one! This book is part memoir, part self-help book from the hosts of the true crime comedy podcast My Favorite Murder. Karen and Georgia share stories of formative life events as well as their advice on topics like self-advocacy and mental health. Note that unlike their podcast they don't discuss true crime cases - so this book will appeal to fans of the podcast who want to know more about the hosts, but not fans who are looking for their next true crime fix.

Jul 05, 2019

In the light of the recent murder of a young female college student, in Utah, I think we should no longer listen to the propaganda put out by BLACK LIVES MATTER. Apparently this suspect took the meaning too literally, as, he didn't torture to death a black person; but he did do that to a white girl. He asked a white contractor to build for him a soundproof concrete bunker, with hooks. After the girl went missing, this genius then went to the police. Was it political correctness which caused his dilatoriness? Wouldn't you find the suspect's request suspicious? The contractor refused to build the soundproof basement, with hooks on the wall. Why didn't he contact the police after the suspect's request? Was it because he was afraid he would be thought a racist? The result: a poor girl lost her life to a monster./ Follow the trial. Live and learn.

Jul 01, 2019

This isn’t maybe the best written book in the world, but what it lacks in style in makes up for in authenticity and honesty. I think you’ll best enjoy this dual memoir if you are a fan of the heart to heart conversations of the My Favorite Murder podcast. Note, there’s no true crime featured so if you are looking for your forensic fix you’ll need to look elsewhere!

nwhite1 Jun 27, 2019

Perfect summer read for all those murderinos out there!

ArapahoeKati Jun 03, 2019

Ever read a dual memoir? You should, and this should be it. Karen and Georgia are talented writers, they're honest and funny and sometimes, their personal stories resonated so deeply I had to put the book down and have a think. And if true crime isn't your thing, there really isn't very much of it at all.


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