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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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Nessavamusic
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This was not what I expected. Rather than true crime musings, it‘s musings on how the pair of podcasters got to where they are today. A fun collection of stories and I highly recommend listening to it on audiobook (done by the authors themselves). 4⭐️
#bookspinbingo - bingo!
#NovelNovember - book 3 done!

Andrew65 Brilliant 👏👏👏 2w
TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!! 2w
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Nessavamusic
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#ScarathlonDailyPrompts Oct 20 #Murder

Another on my #tbr I will eventually get to, based off a podcast.

#Scarathlon2022 #TeamMonsterMash

Sharpeipup This book was on the shelf at our recent Airbnb. Sadly we didn‘t stay long enough to read it. 1mo
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babyruth2510
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Mehso-so

Was kinda disappointed with this one. I expected it to be more like their pod cast and not a self help/memoir. If I had gone into it knowing that I think I would have enjoyed it more. The ladies are hilarious as always and it was interesting to learn more about them. I just wish there was more murder.

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JenlovesJT47
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Panpan

Unpopular opinion time! 🙋🏻‍♀️ I listened to this on audiobook and was a little disappointed. I think the title is a bit misleading and I‘ve never listened to their podcast, although I do consider myself a true crime junkie. The self help aspect was a little grating, with long passages about their childhood memories that didn‘t add much to the story imo. The true crime parts were interesting. Maybe it wouldn‘t have bothered me as much if I had ⬇️

JenlovesJT47 Read it with my eyeballs, but I was glad when it ended. 😬 That being said, I‘d still give their podcast a listen at least once, maybe I‘ll like that better. 2.5⭐️ #audiobook #truecrime #memoir #selfhelp #podcast 7mo
Patchshank I think you have to be a fan of the podcast to really like the book. But a lot of fans where let down by it too since it wasn't really true crime based. I enjoyed it, but i do think they should write some actual true books. I think that would be interesting. 7mo
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brittanybooks
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I‘ve never listened to their podcast but I love the idea that it empowered women to pursue their passions, talk about things they‘ve been told are taboo, and connect with folks with similar interests. I also identify as a riot grrrl and former latchkey kid ♥️ #book56of2022

KathyWheeler This book has intrigued me, and I was wondering if I needed to listen to the podcast to enjoy this book. 8mo
brittanybooks @KathyWheeler it reads more like a joint memoir. I think knowing them through the podcast would deepen your enjoyment of it but isn‘t strictly necessary 8mo
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Maggie4483
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Where my #Murderinos at?

(Or something more grammatically correct)

WorldsOkayestStepMom SSDGM! Cute kitty! 😻😻😻 9mo
HeathHof I loved this one, the audio version was 👌 9mo
Maggie4483 @WorldsOkayestStepMom Thank you! 😻 9mo
Maggie4483 @Mynameisacolour that‘s what I‘ve heard. I‘m not much of an audio reader, but SSDGM is definitely in my Audible list. 9mo
LoverOfLearning HERE! :) 9mo
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Magdalenka
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Stay Sexy & Don‘t Get Murdered

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abbyreadz
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Pickpick

This was so heartwarming. I listened to it via their audiobook which was so lovely. It included some improv funnies, live recordings of chapter readings, and Karen crying which made me cry. I loved this book so much. It was so vulnerable and I felt like I was sitting around the table talking with my friends.

MyBookLife I love their podcast, but I haven‘t read this book yet. 10mo
abbyreadz I recommend the audiobook! You feel like they‘re on the pod again. 10mo
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Kappadeemom
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OriginalCyn620 That mug! 😂😂😂 12mo
Bookzombie 😂😂 12mo
WJCintron 😂 😂 😂 12mo
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ferskner
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I can't decide whether to race through this show or savor it. I love it sooooooooooooooooo much. 3 episodes tonight for 16 points. #scarathlon2021 #teamhendrix @StayCurious

Texreader I want to watch this one! Good to her you like it 14mo
Chrissyreadit Huh. What network is it on? 14mo
Avanders 👆🏽👆🏽 do tell! 14mo
Deblovestoread @Chrissyreadit @Avanders it is on Hulu. I just started watching after my dad recommended it. 14mo
Avanders I‘ll have to check it out! 😁 14mo
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Lizpixie
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The daughter and I also watched three episodes of Only Murders In The Building on Disney Plus which is another 16pts for #TeamSlaughter in #Scarathlon2021

BookBelle84 I love this show! 14mo
Aims42 I love this show so much!! 😂❤️ 14mo
Clwojick Never heard of this! I‘ll have to check it out. 14mo
Lizpixie @Clwojick I quite enjoyed this, I‘m a huge Steve Martin fan, my daughter loves Selena Gomez and it‘s set inside an old apartment building in New York that reminds me of the Dakota. 14mo
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KaylaCostello
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I thought this was going to be more crime related yet it was nice hearing stories from the podcasters.

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Melismatic
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A quick enjoyable read that is a memoir with relatable life lessons. You don‘t need to be familiar with the pair‘s podcast to enjoy.

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Melismatic
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This was taped to the front panel of my local little Free Library. 💪🏻 #womenshistorymonth

AmyG 🙌🏻 2y
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K.Wielechowski
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Decided to listen to the audio book this time and it did not disappoint. Also got to hear MARTY!!!
#murderino

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Addison_Reads
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I've never listened to this podcast, but I heard good things about the book and decided to try it.

The book was very different than I expected as far as the subject matter was concerned, but I really enjoyed it. The authors give readers a look into what brought them together and how they started their podcast. They open up about their fears and anxieties, while also giving a few helpful hints on how to keep safe and not get murdered. 😉

DavidDiamond Love the podcast! Give it a listen! 2y
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rather_be_reading
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Loved it! I have never listened to the podcast but after listening to this I def want to!

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JackOBotts
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My Favorite Mug - the MFM animated clips are hilarious (@mfm_animated on Instagram), so I was happy to support it with this purchase. #MFM #SSDGM #MyFavoriteMurderMug

JenReadsAlot Love it! 3y
JackOBotts @JenReadsAlot - it was a solid quarantine purchase! 😍 ☕️ 🔪 3y
JenReadsAlot Agreed! 3y
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EBee
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Now to track down the podcast.

BlameJennyJane It‘s sooooo good! It‘s like having long lost girlfriends who are really smart and into cool stuff. I started listening to the podcast after reading this myself. 3y
EBee @BlameJennyJane I either want them as friends or I want to be them when I grow up. I'm 38. 3y
BlameJennyJane I‘m with you on that! Either works for me! I also went down a true crime rabbit hole with them and now listen to a few more podcasts. It‘s interfering with my audiobook time. Lol 3y
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Kelsyereadsbooks
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Mehso-so

⭐️⭐️⭐️/5 I probably shouldn‘t have read this since I know nothing about the podcast or the authors, but it was interesting. I was expecting an advice book more than a memoir but I found a few nuggets nonetheless.

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BekaReid
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This one is between a pick and a so-so for me. I'm not familiar with the podcast and had no expectations going in. While I found it a quick, interesting read, there could be a bit more depth.

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WorldsOkayestStepMom
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Last year when this book came out, I was on a self-imposed book buying ban and it was the one book I was ready to purchase as soon as it was available. Shortly after New Years day this year, my husband came home with this tucked under his arm. He told me he was proud of me for making a commitment and sticking to it as he handed it to me, still wrapped in the Half Price Books bag. I was so excited! ⬇️⬇️⬇️

WorldsOkayestStepMom I had been listening to MFM for more than a year, and had even met them after their live show in Austin, TX in 2018! I have their autographs in Michelle McNamara's book! Vince took my picture with them! I was able to finish the book in less than 24 hours, and their voices came through in each of their sections. I loved learning about each of them and what led them to create MFM! This book is going on my tray-sures bookshelf. #SSDGM 3y
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OrangeMooseReads
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This was good. It sounded like a really long podcast which makes sense. These 2 women have had interesting lives and they are badass. If I were a podcast person I would definitely listen to ‘My Favorite Murder‘. I believe I had heard of/knew of all the cases they mentioned in the course of the book.
They were good to listen to and I liked the book.

riversong153 I couldn‘t get in to this one. It wasn‘t just that it sounded like a podcast, I felt like the topic was misleading. I also felt like much of it was first world problems which isn‘t inherently unentertaining but it just didn‘t work for me. 3y
OrangeMooseReads @riversong153 I can see that. The title is misleading completely agree. 3y
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GloVerdino
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I actually ended up liking this one a lot more than I thought I would. Although Karen and Georgia reading it probably had a lot to do with that! If you like the Podcast you‘ll at least like the audiobook version!

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Jenken1998
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Two strong women being vulnerable, giving you advice based on lessons from their own bad decisions and they are hysterical to boot. Love their podcast and their book. 🔪🔪🔪🔪

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Ghostnipps
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This book is one giant projection party forced on the readers, as they get a military style dress down from Karen. She bulldozes through your hard won softness and tells you in third person how you suck, and then gives advice for a very specific one type of person. Georgia‘s parts were better, but still unhelpful. This book had no clear direction, and was a complete waste of time and money.

ImperfectCJ I didn't dislike this one as much as you did, but your review is spot-on. "Projection party" in particular is excellent. I love negative reviews! 3y
Ghostnipps @ImperfectCJ thanks! I am honestly just so mad I spent like $20 on this book because of the hype, and now I‘m stuck with it and all the other bad decisions I‘ve made in my life 😂 3y
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kyraleseberg
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Consider me a Murderino now! I love how honest and hilarious Karen + Georgia are on their podcast + in this book that covers their personal lives.

K.Wielechowski Welcome! Membership jackets on the left, blankies and therapists on the right. 🤪 3y
kyraleseberg @K.Wielechowski 😂 Thanks for the warm welcome! You'll find me curled up in a blankie working on my very own f*ck politeness cross-stitch 😆 3y
K.Wielechowski @kyraleseberg 🤣🤣 you‘re fitting in already! Make sure you check out MFM animated on Instagram and YouTube. I‘ve got the song stuck in my head right now and don‘t want to be alone 🤪 3y
kyraleseberg @K.Wielechowski 😲 I don't know what I did to deserve this amazingness but I am here for it!!! Thank you for telling me about it 😂 3y
K.Wielechowski @kyraleseberg you‘re welcome!! 🤣 I‘m glad you‘re enjoying it 3y
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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! 3y
executivespooky @Reggie thank you! Happy New Year! 🎉🎊 3y
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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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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!!! 3y
ericarobynreads @vivastory it was! ❤️❤️ 3y
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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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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 3y
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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 ♥️ 3y
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! 3y
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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. 3y
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!! 3y
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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. 3y
JenReadsAlot I saw them a few years ago- so fun! 3y
Mitch @JenReadsAlot tickets are 640. Id love to go but not sure about the price...?! 3y
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JenReadsAlot I cant remember what I paid. I feel like $50-80. 3y
Mitch @JenReadsAlot 👍🏼 3y
RavenCatReads Hi fellow murderino! Have fun! Ssdgm! 3y
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MizzGraham
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Only read the first chapter and I already love this!

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wirewrappedlily
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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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WeirdAtHeart
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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.