Page Turner: Stay Sexy And Don’t Get Murdered

Stay Sexy & Don’t Get Murdered: The Definitive How-To Guide is a nonfiction book written by Karen Kilgariff and Georgia Hardstark. The duo is the team behind the popular podcast My Favorite Murder.

The book is a hybrid of memoir and advice. Karen and Georgia discuss some of the worst events they went through and advise readers who might be going through something similar or how to avoid those pitfalls.

I am not exactly a devoted listener of their podcast, but I do like it. It is rather light-hearted for the most part and very entertaining. I do recommend giving it a listen sometime.

I am going to say this here and now, but Karen and Georgia are braver than I will ever be. The confidence they have to open up about some downright horrible experiences as they do not only in the book but on the podcast takes more neve than I could imagine. I have a lot of respect and admiration for them.

Stay Sexy And Don’t Get Murdered was written in such a way that it feels just like their podcast. It is perhaps the most casual book I have ever read, and I do mean that positively.

I think its good to just say what you’re thinking out loud. Some guy comes up to you on the street and starts asking a bunch of personal questions, you can say ‘Whoa, this is weird behaviour, I don’t know you. You seem like a predator.’ If he gets mad and calls you a “bitch”, it doesn’t mean you’re a bitch, it just means you were right.

Karen Kilgariff, Stay Sexy & Don’t Get Murdered: The Definitive How-To Guide
Megan Lara (@meganlaraart)

I like the bluntness of the book, I find self-help like books a bit pretentious or hippy-dippy sometimes. This book, on the other hand, is blunt and honest. It reads like your understanding friend giving you some tough love and being honest I kind of needed that. 

I enjoyed Stay Sexy & Don’t Get Murdered immensely. It is fun, insightful and, for me at least, helpful. I will use some of the nuggets of wisdom I have now learned daily. 

I recommend this book over any other self-help book out there. Frankly, it is the only one that connected with me. 

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