Stay sexy & don't get murdered The Definitive How-To Guide

by Kilgariff, Karen,

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The instant #1 New York Times and USA Today best seller by Karen Kilgariff and Georgia Hardstark, the voices behind the 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.

"In many respects, Stay Sexy & Don't Get Murdered distills the My Favorite Murder podcast into its most essential elements: Georgia and Karen. They lay themselves bare on the page, in all of their neuroses, triumphs, failures, and struggles. From eating disorders to substance abuse and kleptomania to the wonders of therapy, Kilgariff and Hardstark recount their lives with honesty, humor, and compassion, offering their best unqualified life-advice along the way." -- Entertainment Weekly

"Like the podcast, the book offers funny, feminist advice for survival--both in the sense of not getting killed and just, like, getting a job and working through your personal shit so you can pay your bills and have friends." -- Rolling Stone

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Published Reviews
Booklist Review: "Kilgariff and Hardstark, hosts of the true-crime comedy podcast My Favorite Murder, first bonded over a shared love of murder and self-help guru Brené Brown-inspired vulnerability. Their joint memoir leans more toward the latter, but, as fans of the podcast know, the two topics are inseparable, united by a fascination with human behavior. Framed by maxims learned while talking about horrific crimes (like Fuck Politeness, You're in a Cult, Call Your Dad, and Stay out of the Forest ), the essays are about misspent youth, self-esteem, self-care, and generally how to live in this shitty world. As on their podcast, the authors' two distinct voices Kilgariff's acerbic wit and Hardstark's earnestness come across vividly and perfectly complement each other. Standout essays include Georgia Gets Her Nipple Pierced for All the Right Reasons, in which she learns the life-saving value of reading, and Karen's Step-by-Step Guide on How to Be a Latchkey Kid, which captures the joy and horror of being home alone with just your older sister. But there is not a dud in the collection, and readers will be left feeling like they just had a kiki with two very funny, if slightly obsessed, friends.HIGH-DEMAND BACKSTORY: My Favorite Murder is consistently on iTunes' Top 10 Comedy Podcast charts, and their huge audience will be eagerly awaiting this book.--Susan Maguire Copyright 2019 Booklist"
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Publisher's Weekly Review: "The genres of true crime and self-help might seem like odd bedfellows, but Kilgariff and Hardstark, hosts of the humorous podcast My Favorite Murder, create a winningly quirky amalgamation of the two. Alternating chapters and writing in a conversational style that mimics their on-air banter, the authors reflect on their upbringings, turbulent adolescences, and how they've navigated their careers and relationship struggles. Hardstark describes how her early riot grrrl persona belied a deep vulnerability, recounting how the flattery of a stranger once led her to a "secluded mountaintop with a grown man I hardly knew," a circumstance not unlike those innocently entered into by countless female victims. With humor and poignancy, Kilgariff relays her experiences with substance abuse, self-sabotage, and recovery. The authors advise readers to eschew the myth of perfection and the reverence for politeness, in favor of dignity, agency, and self-preservation. Fans of the podcast-and those who recognize that it's as much about the cases discussed as the lives of the hosts-will be particularly engaged by this candid, personable dual memoir. (May) © Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved."
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Subjects Fear.
Electronic books.
Publisher [Place of publication not identified] :Tom Doherty Associates2019.
Contributors OverDrive, Inc.
Language English
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Format: Adobe EPUB eBook
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ISBN 9781250178961
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