…you can’t “stay out of the forest” because the world is a forest. And it’s filled with predators
True crime addicts Karen Kilgariff and Georgia Hardstark run a hugely successful crime podcast, and for the first time they have published a book.
We barely get any time on this planet. Do not spend it pleasing other people. Fuck politeness.
This book is more like a collection of essays – it covers difficult times in both their lives – from eating disorders to addiction to depression.
No matter the topic, they always find a way to circle back to their obsession – true crime.
I feel like a lot of times, people who discuss true crime can rub others the wrong way – after all, this is someone’s tragedy that you are consuming for your enjoyment.
BUT that never happens with Karen and Georgia – they always respectful when discussing difficult topics.
They keep it real, but also throw in a bit of humor.
Why does everyone think whistling indicates relaxation? It’s literally one of the weirdest things you can do in public without breaking the law.
I also loved the advice they gave about how to avoid getting murdered.
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 behavior, 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.
I do wish I had taken the time to get to know them before I picked up this book.
While it was an entertaining read, there were definite moments and references that didn’t quite land on me but if I had a bit more background, I think I would’ve loved.
All in all, I did enjoy this book! Also, gave me my new favorite motto:
Don’t be a dick and do good things.