Cheri Reviews Stay Sexy & Don’t Get Murdered by Karen Kilgariff and Georgia Hardstark

I’ve been interested in true crime for many years and enjoyed a few episodes of My Favorite Murder so I thought this book would be right up my literary alley. Of course, I didn’t bother reading the actual blurb or anything. I thought it would be about crimes. It is not. It’s a memoir. And I loved it. Every part of it.

These women laid themselves bare and did it with humor and plenty of profanity. My favorite mix! I was surprised by just how much I identified with both Kilgariff and Hardstark. I can’t count the number of times I caught myself nodding my head with recognition of going through the same things they had – ignoring my gut, not knowing how to say no when I really wanted to, feeling ugly, stupid, unworthy, whatever. I also can’t count the number of times I laughed out loud. For me there was a perfect mix of anxiety-inducing recollections and laughs.

I definitely recommend this book to everyone but especially women. All women. Do yourself a favor and get the audio version. I can’t imagine the print or ebook editions would be able to give the reader the same experience. The audio book has live readings and Paul Giamatti has some great bits, too.

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