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

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

by Karen Kilgariff, Georgia Hardstark


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The instant #1 New York Times and USA Today best seller by Karen Kilgariff and Georgia Hardstark, the voices behind the 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.

“In many respects, Stay Sexy & Don’t Get Murdered distills the My Favorite Murder podcast into its most essential elements: Georgia and Karen. They lay themselves bare on the page, in all of their neuroses, triumphs, failures, and struggles. From eating disorders to substance abuse and kleptomania to the wonders of therapy, Kilgariff and Hardstark recount their lives with honesty, humor, and compassion, offering their best unqualified life-advice along the way.” —Entertainment Weekly

“Like the podcast, the book offers funny, feminist advice for survival—both in the sense of not getting killed and just, like, getting a job and working through your personal shit so you can pay your bills and have friends.” —Rolling Stone

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781250178954
Publisher: Tom Doherty Associates
Publication date: 05/28/2019
Pages: 304
Sales rank: 34,471
Product dimensions: 6.10(w) x 9.20(h) x 1.20(d)

About the Author

Known for her biting wit and musical prowess, Karen Kilgariff has been a staple in the comedy world for decades. As a performer, she has appeared on Mr. Show, The Book Group, and Conan. She then transitioned to scripted television, writing for shows like Other Space, Portlandia, and Baskets. Her musical comedy album Live at the Bootleg was included in Vulture's Best Standup Specials and Albums of 2014.

Georgia Hardstark has enjoyed a successful career as a food writer and Cooking Channel on-camera personality, which began with the invention of the farcical cocktail, The McNuggetini. She went on to co-host a travel/adventure/party show called Tripping Out with Alie & Georgia, and a regular gig on Cooking Channel’s #1 show, Unique Sweets. She capped that off as a repeat guest narrator on Comedy Central’s hit show Drunk History.

Table of Contents

Let's Sit Crooked & Talk Straight: Karen's Introduction 17

1 Fuck Politeness 27

Georgia's Take on Red Flags and Riot Grrrl Courage Karen's Guide to Prioritizing Your Own Agenda

2 Sweet Baby Angel 65

Karen's Lecture on Self-Care Georgia Gets Her Nipple Pierced for All the Right Reasons

3 You're in a Cult, Call Your Dad 97

Karen on How to Not Drink the Kool-Aid Even When You're Spiritually Parched Georgia on Kleptomania and Calling Your Dad

4 Send 'Em Back 125

Georgia on Car Crashes and Meeting Karen Karen's Step-by-Step Guide on How to Be a Latchkey Kid

5 Don't be a Fucking Lunatic 155

Karen's Plan for When the Party's Finally Over Georgia's Top Ten "Holy Shit!" Moments in Therapy

6 Get a Job 195

Karen's Dos and Don'ts Guide to Becoming Employee of the Month Georgia on Working for the Weekend and Also Free Snacks

7 Buy Your Own Shit 221

Georgia Demonstrates the Zen in the Art of Being a Crazy Ex-Girlfriend Karen's Advice on How Not to Be Thirteen Forever

8 Stay Out of the Forest 253

Georgia Loses Her Brother but Finds Herself Karen's Lessons from Listeners and Canadian Aldermen

Fuckin' Hooray!: Georgia's Conclusion 287

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