With the same refreshing honesty, wit, and fierce feminism that fans have come to love in their wildly successful podcast, Georgia and Karen present a blueprint for how to stay sexy and stay alive. From mental health to addiction; family, relationships, and loss, these autobiographical essays offer advice and commiseration without sacrificing self awareness and humor. Much of what makes their podcast so popular can be found in these pages-- perhaps most importantly, the gentle yet insistent reminder that we are not alone.— From Erin
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
Praise for Stay Sexy & Don't Get Murdered:
“All the best advice your mother never told you.” —Jenny Lawson, #1 New York Times bestselling author of Furiously Happy
“Kilgariff and Hardstark bring a much needed dimension to our current, true crime fever dream—an empathetic, slangy dose of acidic humor, weary compassion, and nervous hope. Their podcast is a joy to listen to and this book captures its energy and hilarity perfectly.” —Patton Oswalt, New York Times bestselling author of Silver Screen Fiend
“In addition to being laugh-out-loud funny, smart, and incisive, Stay Sexy & Don’t Get Murdered is so interesting and insightful that it made me a) want to be best friends with the authors and b) for real ask them to take me on as a therapy patient. This book is hilarious, honest, insightful, and clever as hell. Do yourself a fun favor by buying it and consuming it. You’ll emerge at the final word as a new-and-improved badass version of your former self.” —Megan Mullally, New York Times bestselling co-author of The Greatest Love Story Ever Told
“It’s like an afternoon coffee date with your best friend that spills late into the night—where you share your darkest secrets and hardest-earned advice, and then emerge back into the world fully recharged. And ready to destroy toxic masculinity. Karen and Georgia are the voice of a movement—badass and vulnerable as hell—and this is their manifesto.” —Stephanie Perkins, New York Times bestselling author of There's Someone Inside Your House
Praise for My Favorite Murder:
“Wildly popular…. In many ways, the subversive charm of [My Favorite Murder] is today’s answer to riot grrrl, the D.I.Y. feminist punk movement of the 1990s.” —The New York Times
“[My Favorite Murder] empowers listeners by offering practical advice for survival and self-care and by using comedy to deflate the scariness of these topics.” —TheAtlantic.com
“Morbid [and] mirthful.” —Entertainment Weekly
“Truly next-level.... hilarious, brutally honest, and totally addicting.” —Nylon.com
“Wildly entertaining.” —Refinery29
“One of the most successful podcasts in history.” —TheWashingtonPost.com