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Stay Sexy & Don’t Get Murdered: The Definitive How-To Guide

By Karen Kilgariff and Georgia Hardstark

Released May 28, 2019

Karen Kilgariff and Georgia Hardstark are the hosts of My Favorite Murder, a true-crime comedy podcast. The podcast was released in January 2016 and remains one of the highest-rated podcasts. They have a huge fan base for My Favorite Murder. These fans call themselves Murderinos. Then in 2018, Kilgariff and Hardstark started their podcast network called Exactly Right Podcast Network. Their network is the host to many top-rated podcasts.

Their book, Stay Sexy & Don’t Get Murdered, has the two women sharing stories about their struggles with depression, eating disorders, and addiction. They write about their biggest mistakes and deepest fears and reflect on the formative life events that shaped them into the independent women they are today.

Murderinos look away now.

I have been a fan of My Favorite Murder for the past couple of years and looked forward to reading this book. I hate to say it, but I did not enjoy this book. For the most part, this book was just okay, but sometimes I just skimmed through it. The book comes across as less of a How-to Guide and more of a sounding board to their success and personal achievements. This is excellent for them, and they should be proud of their accomplishment, but this was not what I wanted to read in most of the book. I was excited to read new information that they had not shared before. Sadly, if you are a fan of Kilgariff and Hardstark’s podcast, these stories have already been told. So the book is very redundant. The book being written by two authors did not flow correctly. The writing felt disjointed as if they tried to smash several books into one. The self-help format and mini-interviews at the end of each chapter did not hit the mark and came across as slightly tacky. The book delivers as a self-indulgent memoir and left me wondering what the point of this book even was.

So if you are a fan of Karen Kilgariff and Georgia Hardstark and their podcast My Favorite Murder, I do not think you will get much out of this book since they already talk about their past on the podcast.

Always support your local library and go there first to find a book. Librarians are there to help you find what you need! But here are a few links to purchase Stay Sexy & Don’t Get Murdered: The Definitive How-To Guide by Karen Kilgariff and Georgia Hardstark.

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