Book: Stay Sexy And Don’t Get Murdered by Georgia Hardstark and Karen Kilgariff|Narrated by Georgia Hardstark and Karen Kilgariff
Published May 2019 by Macmillan Audio|Run Time: 6 hours 31 minutes
Where I Got It: I own the audio book
Genre: Adult Non-Fiction/Memoir
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.
Stay Sexy And Don’t Get Murdered is a warm hug. I absolutely loved this book, and I felt like I was listening to friends telling me stories from their lives.
Honestly, don’t let the title fool you! It’s not about murder, it’s two awesome, funny, honest people taking about their fears and struggles. True crime does come up, but this book is not about that.
My Favorite Murder is one of my favorite podcasts, and when they announced they were coming out with a book, I knew I had to read it! Or in this case, listen to it, because I wouldn’t have it any other way. Especially since the book is narrated by Georgia and Karen.
I am, however, terrible at reading books I own right away, especially audio books. But I’ve been in an MFM mood- to the point where I went back to the very beginning and started listening to their entire back catalog of episodes.
So back to the book. Each chapter title related to the podcast in some way, which is really cool. And I loved hearing them share stories from their lives. One of the stories that really stuck with me was hearing Karen’s story about her mom having Alzheimer’s and the struggles of that. For some reason, it really made me think of my grandma, and not only could I relate but it really made me miss her.
I loved the honesty and openness with the stories they shared, and as I finished the book on my way to work one morning, I found myself crying. I really felt like things were going to be okay. Not that they aren’t okay, because they are but there was something very reassuring about this book. I’m not always great at taking care of myself, and I really need to do better with that. Something about listening to this book, and how open both of them are about their struggles with mental health and anxiety felt very reassuring- that I’m not the only going through it, and to take care of yourself and find your fucking hooray.
I had a lot of fun listening to this book, and while I cried, I also laughed! I would like to add in that just thinking about how much I loved this book and how much it means to me is making me teary-eyed. It’s not what I was expecting, especially since I’m at the library as I’m writing this. But it’s quiet since I’m writing this during the week, on a kind-of random day off, and I am sitting in the corner. And it’s a library, so all in all, it’s quiet, and there’s no one near me. Honestly, it might not be the weirdest thing at the library.
I feel like I’m going pretty off-topic for this book review, but I also feel like that’s sort of like the podcast. It’s fun to listen to (like the book) but I feel like I’m all over the place and can’t write a coherent review. Honestly, it’s an amazing book, and worth reading.
5 stars. I absolutely loved this book, and I especially recommend the audio book! I loved hearing Georgia and Karen tell their own stories.