Get a free audiobook

Stay Sexy & Don’t Get Murdered

The Definitive How-To Guide
Length: 6 hrs and 31 mins
5 out of 5 stars (379 ratings)

CDN$ 14.95/month after 30 days. Cancel anytime.

Publisher's Summary

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 number-one 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)

PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying PDF will be available in your Audible Library along with the audio.

©2019 Karen Kilgariff and Georgia Hardstark (P)2019 Macmillan Audio

More from the same

What members say

Average Customer Ratings

Overall

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • 5 Stars
    343
  • 4 Stars
    23
  • 3 Stars
    9
  • 2 Stars
    3
  • 1 Stars
    1

Performance

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • 5 Stars
    320
  • 4 Stars
    17
  • 3 Stars
    3
  • 2 Stars
    2
  • 1 Stars
    0

Story

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • 5 Stars
    301
  • 4 Stars
    26
  • 3 Stars
    9
  • 2 Stars
    4
  • 1 Stars
    0
Sort by:
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars

amazing. funny. sad. poignant. amazing.

if you love their podcast, you'll love this. and if you don't know the podcast - STOP WHAT YOU'RE DOING AND SEARCH "MY FAVORITE MURDER". right now, do it. why are you still reading?

3 of 3 people found this review helpful

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars

Great Listen

If you enjoy the podcast you will enjoy this book. Easy listen and was sad when it was over.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars

Obviously I love it

Vulnerable and awesome. Thank you KK and GH. I need more words for this review but I don’t have any, it’s perfect. It was over too quickly.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars

SO brilliant

I have so much love for Karen and Georgia, this was a great glimpse into their personal lives and how they got to this point. SO many actionable tidbits of advice, I got so much out of listening to this book. 100% recommend for ANY murderino! These women are beyond brilliant and do so much good in this world!

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars

Love!

I Love MFM Podcast, this book is wonderful! Karen and Georgia rock! This book is self help but written in a way that you wouldn’t totally realize they are giving you advice!

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars

Loved it!

SSDGM was both very real and very funny. Overall found it tl be very encouraging and would definitely recommend.

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Liz
  • 2019-07-01

funny! great listen

loved the storyline! so reminiscent of my childhood growing up in the 80s. funny! really enjoyed the live performances. great listen!

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars

God I love these women.

This book. I'm pretty sure this is the only audiobook I have ever finished and then immediately began all over again. Karen and Georgia are such a gift to us all.

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars

Nooooo it's overrrr whyyy

I really didn't want this to end. I can't say enough good things about this book. Just listen to it! Do it! You'll see what I mean!

  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars

Very enjoyable

I really liked the book but at times the narration seemed lazy. Switching from professional recording to live shows was jarring to me. I really enjoyed the professionally recorded material and felt they did a great job. I think they included live readings in it to involve the podcast in some way but I felt it disrupted the flow of the book.

I can't say I had just one favorite part of the book. I loved their honesty and their advice. I like that they seemed to really grow from their mistakes. I hope that in the future they will work on another because overall it was a very enjoyable.

Sort by:
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Lesley
  • Seattle, WA, United States
  • 2019-06-02

No murder--but so much to love

If you've never heard of My Favorite Murder and you are wondering how a book can be this popular when it's about the lives of two women who run a true-crime comedy podcast, well, yeah, there's a lot to unpack there. I'd just say that if you're even marginally interested in true crime, try the podcast and see if you like it. Then come back and get this book.

If you're already a fan of the MFM podcast--hey, Murderinos!--you already know you want this. It's everything you are expecting: Karen Kilgariff and Georgia Hardstark talk about the good and bad in their past and current lives, just like on the show, only it's more about them and less about murder.

But that's OK. You already know what makes the show great. It isn't the murder--it's these two women, who are pretty great because they're pretty normal. They have doubts, insecurities, problems, anxieties, just like the rest of us--the difference is that they're honest about it all and brave enough to talk about it, to each other, and to us. Thanks, ladies, for opening up the world for the rest of us weirdos, and for writing this book that gives us six and a half hours of extra listening and even a few minutes of Paul Giamatti. What's not to like? SSDGM!

22 of 24 people found this review helpful

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars
  • VOGUEMAG
  • 2019-05-28

I just really enjoyed Karen crying

A lot of very personal and moving anecdotes.
The book reminds me of exactly why I fell in love with them in the first place.
Thank God I got the audible and not the book!

41 of 46 people found this review helpful

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Erin O'Connor
  • 2019-05-28

The self help book I didn’t know was missing from my life

This book changed my life. I laughed. I cried. I learned. I have told everyone I know that they need to stop what they are doing and check it. This book changed my life.

33 of 38 people found this review helpful

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Jonathan Varner
  • 2019-05-28

I'm not crying, you're crying.

They deserve this book, and so do we! So far, so good. I'm really happy I can support these two wonderful ladies.

16 of 18 people found this review helpful

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Holly L
  • 2019-05-28

SSDGM

If you like the podcast MFM, you will love this book. If you don't know My Favorite Murder, you will likely love this book. Georgia and Karen, both a little rough around the edges. But that makes them kindred spirits. Both funny and charming. They shine a light on mental health issues with honesty and humor. Love these ladies... Also Paul Giamatti.. Epic

18 of 21 people found this review helpful

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars
  • JD
  • 2019-05-28

Exactly what I hoped it would be

This audiobook is a perfect representation of what makes their podcast so great. It's personal, vulnerable, hilarious, tragic and heart-warming. Georgia and Karen do a wonderful job reading their own words - and the audio bonuses are amazing. I will not spoil them.

If you're a fan, you probably own this already. If you're new to their world of SSDGM then this is the ultimate "gateway drug". It's a fantastic memoir and worth your credit. Give it a whirl.

32 of 39 people found this review helpful

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars
  • MrsTrenerry
  • 2019-06-03

Stay sexy and listen to this audiobook!

I laughed, I cried, I loved it! I've been a long time fan of MFM and couldn't wait for this to come out!

3 of 3 people found this review helpful

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Suzanne McCullen
  • 2019-05-28

Could have listened for many more hours

I am a big fan of MFM and was present when one part of this book was recorded at a live show. The honesty and vulnerability put forth by Karen and Georgia was raw and lovely. I enjoyed their reading and am pre disposed to enjoy the content which speaks to my heart. They helped me and many like me find our tribe. Bravo



10 of 12 people found this review helpful

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Anonymous User
  • 2019-05-29

Stay Sexy and Don’t Put This Book Down

Congrats to Karen and Georgia for this culmination of what must have been incredibly hard work! I listened to the entire audiobook on my way back to the States from London, and it made my flight so much more bearable. I will say that the bits where Paul Giamatti read felt out of place (especially because I’m used to hearing only Georgia, Karen, or STEVEN when I listen to MFM), but I still loved the whole book. Georgia and Karen clearly understand the messages that have resonated with their listeners and know that we want to get to know them better, and this was a great opportunity to spend time on both of those things. 10/10, would recommend. (P.S., Georgia, you said you were worried we’d hate you guys after reading this book. I love you even more.)

6 of 7 people found this review helpful

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Marcus
  • 2019-05-28

I’m already praying for a second book.

This book is amazing, and the audible version is perfect. If you love the podcast you will love the book - especially the audible version.

14 of 18 people found this review helpful

Sort by:
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars
  • TAYLOR JULIA
  • 2019-05-29

Exactly what I wanted this book to be!

As a Murderino, this book is exactly what I wanted it to be! It is not the podcast and doesn't talk about murder too much, but it is a raw and vulnerable memoir by two women who want to help other women by sharing their experiences. I spent the first hour crying my eyes out, then laughed out loud, then just listened to the whole thing almost in one sitting.
Congratulations Karen and Georgia, you wrote an amazing comedy / self-help memoir! Everyone, men and women, should read it!