A review of the book by Karen Kilgariff and Georgia Hardstark.
Okay, there's one question you need to answer before reading this book. Are you a Murderino? If your answer is "what's a Muerderino?", then you may not enjoy this book as much as somebody who answered in the affirmative. I myself am definitely a Muerderino which is why I knew this book existed and decided to purchase it. For those of you who do not know, a Murderino is what fans of the hit podcast My Favorite Murder call themselves. What are the main characteristics of a Murderino? We are obsessed with true crime, we love the hilalrious women who host the podcast, and aren't afraid of gratuitous and unapologetic use of the word 'fuck'.
This book was a fun lighthearted read and there were moments that literally had me laughing out loud. Like when Karen gives her guide to being a latchkey kid. I was not a latchkey kid, but I did grow up with siblings and the way she describes her and her sister's interactions, she may as well have been describing me and my siblings. There is a small section in this chapter where she talks about farting and I'm not kidding you when I say that I was literally crying from laughter. I should probably note that I'm a child and nothing makes me laugh harder than farts and fart-related humor so there is a slight chance you may not find it as hilarious as I did. Karen and Georgia (I've listed to them enough that I feel we should be on a first-name basis) talk about how they met and the origin story of their podcast, their childhoods and some of the less than glamorous parts of their lives. Their candor about these times is truly refreshing. In the Instagram filtered world we live in, it's easy to forget that we are all just people doing our best to live our lives and find happiness and the journey isn't as glamorous as the Kardashians made us believe it should be.
If you're a Murderino, this is a must-read. If you're not, I still think you might enjoy the it but to a lesser degree. Not sure if it's for you? Try listening to a few episodes of the My Favorite Murder podcast and see if enjoy these ladies' style. If you don't, this book probably isn't for you.