Review: Stay Sexy and Don’t Get Murdered

Stay Sexy & Don't Get Murdered: The Definitive How-To Guide★★★★☆

Karen Kilgariff and Georgia Hardstark are the hosts of the part-humor-part-true-crime podcast My Favorite Murder. Their podcast is a regular accompaniment to my commute and has made D.C. traffic infinitely more bearable since I’ve become a regular listener. And now, much to my delight, they’ve written a book.

This book is a real reflection of the podcast and community Karen and Georgia have built together, each chapter is framed by one of the iconic quotes that sprouted from the podcast and two essays on the topic, one by each host. That being said, this is not a book for murderinos only. Anyone looking for an extremely candid, often humorous memoir by two kick-ass women will love this. Even if that isn’t what you’re specifically seeking, I’d be willing to be that there’s something in Stay Sexy and Don’t Get Murdered: The Definitive How-To Guide for you.

A note on the audiobook: For the first time ever (yep, ever in my life) I sought out an audiobook. I know these to people by their voices, so why not continue in that medium? I’m no expert, but this felt like a truly unique experience. Karen and Georgia are wonderful narrators, portions were recorded live, Paul Giamatti occasionally interjects, and there is even a guest appearance by Georgia’s dad. There’s nothing like holding a physical text and experiencing a book that way, but just this once, opt for the audiobook or you’ll miss out on more of the humor and personality that make Karen and Georgia so wonderful.


Stay Sexy and Don’t Get Murdered: The Definitive How-To Guide by Karen Kilgariff , Georgia Hardstark
Genre: Humor, Memoir, Advice
Length: 304 pages
Publisher: Macmillan
Pub. Date: May 28, 2019
Source: Personal Copy
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10 thoughts on “Review: Stay Sexy and Don’t Get Murdered”

  1. Great review, Bailey 🙂 I’m not sure I’ll pick this one up, but I’m interested to try the podcast. I’m always looking for some new and captivating podcasts to listen to, so if you have any other recommendations, please let me know. x

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    1. If you’re in to true crime I’d definitely give it a go! I stick to My Favorite Murder pretty exclusively, but I discovered one recently called the Litcast of Doom that’s all about books. I’ve never seen reviews in podcast form before and it’s super interesting.

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      1. I don’t know if you’re into cooking or food network at all- but I listened to an audio memoir last year that the author read himself. It’s called Yes, Chef by Marcus Samuelsson. I picked that one particularly because I adore him on TV, but his story is so unique and interesting I think most people could appreciate it.

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