Karen Kilgariff and Georgia Hardstark are the hosts of the popular podcast, My Favorite Murder. On their podcast they discuss true crime, murder, life and mental health. In this book they discuss never-before-heard stories ranging from their struggles with depression, eating disorders and addiction. Karen and Georgia recount their biggest mistakes and fears in Stay Sexy and Don’t Get Murdered and reflect on life events that shaped them into who they are today.
I recently finished co-reading this alongside the wonderful Sophie from The Little Contemporary Corner and I loved it to pieces. I found the My Favorite Murder podcast whilst browsing for something to listen to over 2 years ago. It was completely by accident but it was potentially the best accident ever. I have listened to all the episodes, sometimes multiple times, seen Karen and Georgia live and it felt fitting to finally read the book they wrote. I found out Sophie also liked My Favorite Murder whilst at YALC lat year when we both picked up the book so of course we read it together.
Words cannot describe how much I needed this book in my life. I read this at the perfect time for me and I will certainly be taking away so many messages and lessons from this book. It felt like a big and throughly helpful conversation with friends. This book make me realise that everyone’s lives are messy and hard and you need to have an advocate to help you get back on track in life. You also need your ‘clutch-friends’ and you need to learn to forgive yourself.
There were a couple of times during this book where I teared up and felt it had connected to me on a truly personal level. Also I laughed and I laughed and I laughed. This book is so real and hilarious that even if you aren’t a fan of the podcast you can easily pick it up and learn something and find humour throughout.
This book is a collection of essays, with topics ranging from eating disorders, alcoholism, being the product of a broken home, anxiety, a love for reading, friendship and of course true crime. All these essays are beautifully written, relevant and full of amazing messages for the readers.
Overall, I recommend this book to anyone, even those who aren’t fans of the podcast. If you are looking for a book that feels like a conversation with friends, this is the one. It is amazing and I will be reading this over and over again for sure.
Elvis, want a cookie? Byeeeeeeee