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Stay Sexy & Dont Get Murdered
Stay Sexy & Dont Get Murdered: The Definitive How-To Guide | Karen Kilgariff, Georgia Hardstark
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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 & Dont 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 its a worldwide community.... Even its darkest moments are lightened by Karen and Georgia's effortlessly funny banter and genuine empathy. RollingStone.com At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.
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executivespooky
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Wowzah, apparently it's been 3 months since I last posted??? I hope y'all have had a good holiday season.
I was sick for pretty much all of Christmas break and am feeling crappy again today. Happy New Year's Eve 👍🏻
Thankfully I have my Gigi cat to keep me company, probably adopting her a friend soon cuz she's SO BORED/lonely since Gin passed 🤷🏻‍♀️

Reggie Hope you feel better and Happy New Year! 2w
executivespooky @Reggie thank you! Happy New Year! 🎉🎊 2w
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lowellette
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While I didn‘t learn any tips on how to not get murdered (or how to stay sexy), I did learn a lot about the anxiety and trauma that each podcaster deals with. More of a memoir than a continuation of the podcast or summary of what they‘ve learned from their study of murderers.

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MsRadioSilence
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First of all, congrats @Chrissyreadit for hitting this milestone!! To 100,000 more! 🎉🎉

This year, the tagged book was probably my favorite read, but there were several other close books like The Scorpio Races (which I know was published ages ago BUT) and One of Us is Lying, which brings me to my 2020 most excited: One of Us is Next. I am so excited for that book!

#booked2019 #thankyou-giveaway

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mia_withaB
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Pickpick

Loved it! I listened to the audiobook which felt just like listening to the podcast. I thought the live show readings were a nice touch.

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ericarobynreads
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If you haven‘t yet heard about the Mainley Murders Bookstore in Kennebunk Maine, it‘s a wonderful little independent specialty mystery bookstore that carries used suspense, crime, and detective fiction!

https://www.ericarobynreads.com/visiting-mainely-murders-bookstore/ #ssdgm #bookshop

vivastory Sounds amazing!!! 1mo
ericarobynreads @vivastory it was! ❤️❤️ 1mo
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Tamatha
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Guess what‘s on sale today? 😁 can‘t wait to get started on this one!

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RealBooks4ever
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Pickpick

So different from what I thought it would be! It wasn‘t the same tone as their podcast, which can be quite snarky (not knocking that!). I found this audiobook to be very heartwarming, thoughtful, and truthful. On top of everything Karen and Georgia are always, always grateful. I very much recommend the audiobook for all the Murderinos out there! 💜🎧 #NonfictionNovember

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JenReadsAlot
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I really enjoy this podcast so it was nice to learn more about these 2 awesome women #til.
#nfnov @Clwojick @rsteve388
#audio loved that they read it as well!

rsteve388 9 pts 2mo
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ImperfectCJ
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Here are the books at which I hope to chip away during the #MrBook1inaMillion extravaganza. The tagged book is my audio choice for this #Readathon. My kids/schedule/way of life have me reading in little bits here and there rather than in big chunks so I usually just estimate my reading time, but I might play with keeping a timer this time, just for kicks. 😉

#24B4Monday #LitsyPartyofOne

veritysalter I‘ve read Horrorstör - it‘s a fabulous horror farce and SSDGM was good, although I misunderstood and thought it was about true crime, not a biography (although still interesting to learn more about K&G). Happy reading ♥️ 2mo
ImperfectCJ @veritysalter Thanks for the tips! I tried Horrostör a couple of years ago and couldn't get into it, but I read a couple of reviews recently that made me want to try it again. As far as Stay Sexy goes, I have mixed feelings about the podcast and about memoirs in general, but the reviews have left me curious. I guess we'll see how it goes! 2mo
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michellelav
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I read the hard copy a few months ago but hearing them read their chapters was so special. ❤ Had a lot of cooking and cleaning to do so I started and finished this amazing audiobook today. 😊

JenReadsAlot Listening to it on audio right now. 2mo
michellelav @JenReadsAlot I'm starting Billy Jensen's book now and Karen writes the forward ❤ I hope you love the audiobook as much as I did!! 2mo
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CoffeeK8
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I‘m excited to get into this audiobook!

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MizzGraham
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Good ol‘ Steve King 👑

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Mitch
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Oh man... seen this too late and only the super expensive tickets are left 😩

Chrissyreadit That would have been fun! They are going to be in Ireland soon I think. 3mo
JenReadsAlot I saw them a few years ago- so fun! 3mo
Mitch @JenReadsAlot tickets are 640. Id love to go but not sure about the price...?! 3mo
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JenReadsAlot I cant remember what I paid. I feel like $50-80. 3mo
Mitch @JenReadsAlot 👍🏼 3mo
RavenCatReads Hi fellow murderino! Have fun! Ssdgm! 3mo
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MizzGraham
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Only read the first chapter and I already love this!

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DeannaJ
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I tried many moons ago to listen to their podcast, but I was not in the right mindset to pick up something new at that time. This book gives a peak into the histories and the minds behind the women who love true crime almost as much as my mother (something I find myself falling in love with, too).

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ThrillerQueen
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After listening to 100 episodes (still not caught up!) And loving every one of them, I decided to give their book a go! I love these ladies! #myfavoritemurder #mfm #fuckpoliteness #stayoutoftheforest

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Aliiii0685
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Just started and already 💕

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MsRadioSilence
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Okay so this isn‘t actually a book about murders (well, there‘s two in there but they‘re not the main point). However, it does have some great life advice from two women who have lived through some *stuff*. I really liked the advice they gave and the personal stories. There are definitely some quotes that will stick with me forever, so thank you Karen and Georgia. And as always STAY SEXY, AND DON‘T! GET! MURDERED!!

#ssdgm #mfm #myfavoritemurder

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Librariana
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Love me some Karen and Georgia! Their generous displays of vulnerability through their emotionally sincere anecdotes and their candid advice were charming, refreshing, and showed a genuine appreciation of and concern for their dedicated MFM podcast audience. Lots of self-awareness, lots of desire to learn, improve, and share that growth.

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MsRadioSilence
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“When running late, “it‘s OK.” When I have a million things to do and not enough time to do it, “it‘s OK.” When I get stuck in a fantasy about plane crashes or normal girls, “it‘s OK.” It‘s my mantra when I need to override the voice that tells me that nothing I do is OK.”

#ssdgm #staysexy #mfm #myfavoritemurder

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MsRadioSilence
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1. On Kindle, The Vine Witch. Hardcover, the tagged book. Audible, Pride and Prejudice
2. Wayward Son by Rainbow Rowell. I‘m SO EXCITED
3. Cloudy, cool, with a chance of rain. Lovely weather for reading!

#weekendreads #books #cloudy #rain

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ajyoungquist
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This was an enjoyable read (audiobook) and it was filled with interesting stories to hold my attention. What I didn‘t realize was that this book is not a novel, its not one suspenseful murder; it‘s a collection of thoughts & life lessons from the authors, with murder mysteries along the way. The authors talk about feminism in relation to our current lives and how it relates to murders of the past, which as a radical feminist, I‘m all about.

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Kshakal
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I am not really into these kind of books, but this one looks fun!! #self-helpbooks #selfimprovementsept @OriginalCyn620 @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks

OriginalCyn620 Great title! 👌🏻 4mo
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abellism
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After listening to Karen and Georgia for 3 years, I finally get to learn about them on a more personal level. They are wise older sisters bringing you wisdom on mental health, love, and self love. I gave my copy to my work wife that got me into the podcast. 💕 #mfm #murderino

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JackOBotts
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I devoured this co-memoir in a little over a day! It wasn‘t what I expected (more about their podcasting/love of true crime), but I enjoyed hearing more about their histories and journeys...and appreciated the little kicks in the ass delivered along the way. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

Patchshank I liked it as well. I hope they co-author more books together. I think everyone wants them to write a true crime book. They more than enough knowledge and doing the podcast for so long I'm sure they have the research skills to do so. 5mo
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JackOBotts
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Next up...started this podcast from Episode 1. Slowly moving along (Episode 28 started last night). #SSDGM

Karkar I just started listening recently too, had to find out what all the talk was about! (edited) 5mo
JackOBotts @Karkar - I get such a kick out of their back-and-forth. It took me a bit to get into it, but I‘m a #MurderinoInTraining, for sure. 5mo
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jackilynn
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Just as entertaining and informative as MFM. Full of lots of great quotes. I absolutely adore Karen & Georgia!!

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ferskner
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I became a fan of My Favorite Murder late in the game (mostly out of trepidation that I wouldn't be able to handle serial killers), but their combination of mystery, comedy, and friendship is perfect. This book captures all the bits of wisdom that fans of the show adore.

#pop19 #bookbytwofemaleauthors #readharder #humorbook @bookriot #booked19 #relatedtoapodcast @Cinfhen @BarbaraTheBibliophage @4thhouseontheleft

DrawingSustenance I'll try... especially, the not getting murder part. 5mo
Cinfhen Great progress ❣️❣️❣️👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼 5mo
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Sargar114
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I would recommend this to anyone, even if you don‘t listen to the podcast and aren‘t into true crime. It‘s the CO-memoirs of the hosts of the podcast, My Favorite Murder and it is laugh out loud funny as well as empowering. Yay mental health and feminism!

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candc320
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This is my all-time favorite podcast and I could not WAIT to get my hands on the book once I heard about it. In fact I bought the book but also wanted to listen to Karen and Georgia read it just because they are so funny and awesome. I was surprised to find myself tearing up along with Karen during some of her portions and was touched by how honest and forthcoming they were. This is a must read for anyone who enjoys the podcast! 🌟🌟🌟🌟

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jackilynn
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Great words to live by

*art found on Google**

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marleed
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This book was nothing like what I expected when I initially stacked it, but for different reasons I liked it just as much as anticipated. I listened to the audio and felt like I was lunching on my own, completely engrossed in the conversation at a booth separated only by one of those flimsy plastic wavy boards. My takeaway... Follow your dreams, even if you have to quit your day job. Just, pay for your own stuff!

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Nitpickyabouttrains
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More of a memoir then about murder? This book was fun (Even about serious topics) and conversational. Great for fans of the podcast.

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Amanda4
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When I heard about this book, I didn‘t pay attention to what is was about, just wanted to read it because I love the podcast. After the 2nd chapter I sat back & went huh, it‘s not about murder, it‘s a self help book. I loved that their writing was just as they talk on the podcast with “fuck politeness”, so I continued reading. I fell in love with this book & they actually gave me the knowledge to seek answers I didn‘t know I was missing.

Reggie What a great review!!! 5mo
Amanda4 Reggie! Thank you for introducing me to the podcast and gifting me this book! 🥰 5mo
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MsRadioSilence
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“No matter how far into something you are, how many times you‘ve agreed and moved forward, you can always decide to turn back. It‘s often not easy or comfortable, but you get to choose.”

#quote #ssdgm #mfm #myfavoritemurder #staysexyanddontgetmurdered

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MsRadioSilence
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Book haul! Meaning I walked into Walmart for two things and came out with four. #oops

#ssdgm #bookhaul #newbooks

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Courtneyjo_reads
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Kayla.Adriena I love this tshirt! 5mo
Courtneyjo_reads @Kayla.Adriena thank you! Me too! 💖 5mo
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caitlin.reads.books
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I‘m a big fan of the MFM podcast and I love non-fiction/memoir/celebrity memoirs so it was no surprise that I loved this book! I feel like we heard a little more from Georgia than Karen this time around so I could have used more Karen stories, but otherwise it was great! If you‘re looking for just another podcast episode, this isn‘t it. They dive deeper into their stories and life lessons, but it‘s so worth the read! 🖤

TamTracy Love the podcast so I expected a lot from the books. I thought my expectations were too high and I was going to hate it. I was SO wrong. I ♥️ it! 6mo
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Kayla.Adriena
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Loved It! Lots of parts made me tear up! Especially when Karen talks about her mom having dementia and when Georgia talks about her struggles with anxiety. They also give so much respect to Michelle McNamara and the book makes me feel like less of a freak about a lot of things honestly. Highly recommend!

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nelehelen
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4/5
My 3rd and final book finished for #24B4Monday is one that brings me so much joy. I‘ve listened to MFM since episode 4, so it‘s safe to say I‘m a fan (murderino). I haven‘t listened to any of the recent ones since I am trying to take a break from murder. So, reading this felt like catching up with old friends. I cried, I laughed and I reminisced. Great way to end my weekend! #ssdgm

Andrew65 ‘Trying to take a break from murder‘ Lol! 😂😂😂 6mo
Andrew65 Well done on finishing 3 books during the Readathon. 👏👏👏😊 6mo
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Redwritinghood
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This was a fun audiobook read by the authors. I‘ve listened to My Favorite Murder a few times and was surprised by how funny, yet serious their show is. This book is a similar mix of funny stories from their pasts that have very serious messages behind them. 3⭐️

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Courtneyjo_reads
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vivastory Is that a shirt? 6mo
vivastory 😂 6mo
DGRachel Love that shirt!! 6mo
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Kempfme
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Awesome tips and tricks.

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NikkiRae
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Going to start this today. I read the first couple of pages and it has already made me giggle.

marleed I can‘t wait for my library hold to drop on this one! 6mo
NikkiRae @marleed Lol. I had to just go out and buy it. I‘m lucky that I got some bookstore gift cards for my birthday. Hope you get it soon! 6mo
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Sargar114

Perfectionism is for people who are lying to themselves. -Georgia Hardstark

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Jilly6183
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Not the best memoir I've read, but still a must for fans of MFM.

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echalpan
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Mehso-so

Not sure I‘m the best person to review this book given I‘ve never listened to ”My Favorite Murder.” I also thought this book‘s content would contain more about serial killers than self-help advice. All in all, it was entertaining, and I‘ll likely given Georgia & Karen‘s podcast a listen. 💁🏻‍♀️

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Lea
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So...I don‘t listen to their podcast and I totally missed this was a self help book. I was expecting true crime. Since I‘m not already invested via the podcast, it‘s a book by two gals with mental illnesses talking about their lives and how they got here. It has some tips but they repeat they aren‘t trained in anyway to give the advice they give. I think you might have to be a fan to care about this book. #readwomen #audiobook #librarybook

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Julsmarshall
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Funny, heartwarming, honest, did I mention funny? This was a great peek into the lives of these interesting and relatable women; they are brutally honest and I loved their view of the world and their candor. Highly recommend! ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

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Julsmarshall
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Wasn‘t feeling my other audiobook, so switched to this one. And I Love Love Love! Funny, sour-sweet, perfect summer read/listen!

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