This is the Murderino manifesto fans of the My Favorite Murder podcast have been waiting for! Part dual memoir, part advice book, SSDGM is a tender guide for all the weirdos, latchkey kids, and hot messes. Karen and Georgia dish hard truths with a heaping side of compassion and a wicked sense of humor. Brimming with hope and filled with deeply personal anecdotes from these two extraordinary women, SSDGM is essential reading for navigating this gnarly world, and it’ll show you how to be kind to yourself while still being a badass.— Kelly
“Karen Kilgariff and Georgia Hardstark bring the breeziness of their popular podcast My Favorite Murder to print in this collection of life hacks and true confessions. Alternately hilarious and wise, the two play off each other with the abandon of old college buddies. Fans of The Life-Changing Magic of Not Giving a F*ck will find much to enjoy here. While the book will leave you in stitches, the advice the pair doles out is solid and bankable. The book should be in every college freshman’s backpack as they leave for school.”
— Grace Harper, Mac's Backs, Cleveland Heights, OH
This program is read by the authors, with Paul Giamatti, and includes sections recorded in front of a live audience.
The highly anticipated first book by Karen Kilgariff and Georgia Hardstark, the voices behind the #1 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.
“My Favorite Murder started as a way for Karen Kilgariff and Georgia Hardstark to work through their fears. Now it’s a worldwide community…. Even its darkest moments are lightened by Karen and Georgia's effortlessly funny banter and genuine empathy.” —RollingStone.com
Praise for Stay Sexy & Don't Get Murdered:
"Karen Kilgariff and Georgia Hardstark share practical wisdom in “Stay Sexy and Don’t Get Murdered,” which is a No. 1 debut on our advice, how-to and miscellaneous best-seller list."—The New York Times
"Hardstark and Kilgariff’s podcast takes on crime, death and other gory subjects, all filtered through the pair’s subversive wit as they riff on life’s craziness, often sharing details from their own mental health and substance abuse struggles. This openness translates onto the page. A kind of life guide...the book is just as funny as the podcast but often goes deeper into painful subjects." —Los Angeles Times
“All the best advice your mother never told you.” —Jenny Lawson, #1 New York Times bestselling author of Furiously Happy
“Kilgariff and Hardstark bring a much needed dimension to our current, true crime fever dream—an empathetic, slangy dose of acidic humor, weary compassion, and nervous hope. Their podcast is a joy to listen to and this book captures its energy and hilarity perfectly.” —Patton Oswalt, New York Times bestselling author of Silver Screen Fiend
“In addition to being laugh-out-loud funny, smart, and incisive, Stay Sexy & Don’t Get Murdered is so interesting and insightful that it made me a) want to be best friends with the authors and b) for real ask them to take me on as a therapy patient. This book is hilarious, honest, insightful, and clever as hell. Do yourself a fun favor by buying it and consuming it. You’ll emerge at the final word as a new-and-improved badass version of your former self.” —Megan Mullally, New York Times bestselling co-author of The Greatest Love Story Ever Told
“It’s like an afternoon coffee date with your best friend that spills late into the night—where you share your darkest secrets and hardest-earned advice, and then emerge back into the world fully recharged. And ready to destroy toxic masculinity. Karen and Georgia are the voice of a movement—badass and vulnerable as hell—and this is their manifesto.” —Stephanie Perkins, New York Times bestselling author of There's Someone Inside Your House
Praise for My Favorite Murder:
“Wildly popular…. In many ways, the subversive charm of [My Favorite Murder] is today’s answer to riot grrrl, the D.I.Y. feminist punk movement of the 1990s.” —The New York Times
“[My Favorite Murder] empowers listeners by offering practical advice for survival and self-care and by using comedy to deflate the scariness of these topics.” —TheAtlantic.com
“Morbid [and] mirthful.” —Entertainment Weekly
“Truly next-level.... hilarious, brutally honest, and totally addicting.” —Nylon.com
“Wildly entertaining.” —Refinery29
“One of the most successful podcasts in history.” —TheWashingtonPost.com