Updated: Feb 13, 2020
By Abbie Ford
What do you get when you cross two hilarious female comedians and a love of true crime? A hit podcast and a bestselling book!
Karen Kilgariff and Georgia Hardstark are the hosts of the chart-topping true crime/comedy podcast “My Favorite Murder” and authors of the fabulous dual memoir Stay Sexy and Don’t Get Murdered.
Stay Sexy & Don’t Get Murdered (or SSDGM for short - it’s the catchphrase of the “My Favorite Murder” podcast) is difficult to describe, because it’s part memoir, part essay collection, and 100% fun. On their podcast, Karen and Georgia explain that they use humor as a mechanism to cope with the horrible things that happen in the world. In their book, they use that same humor to share a wide range of stories about everything from their childhoods and family relationships to some of the most ridiculous moments of their lives to their favorite revelations from therapy (and everything in between).
While I’m a huge fan of their podcast, you don’t need any prior knowledge of who they are or what they do to enjoy their book. Their blend of self-deprecating humor, biting wit and raw emotion makes reading this book feel like having a conversation with a good friend. The authors are up front about their experiences with addiction and mental health struggles and openly talk about them and the lessons they’ve learned in a way that’s relatable even if you haven’t dealt with those issues.
The book also features some amazing original artwork from fans of their podcast (fondly known as “murderinos”). And, as a bonus, if you listen to the audiobook, the authors themselves narrate!
If you’re looking for a highly entertaining book that’s as funny as it is wise, Stay Sexy & Don’t Get Murdered by Karen Kilgariff and Georgia Hardstark is for you!