The Moaning of Life: The Worldly Wisdom of Karl Pilkington

The Moaning of Life The Worldly Wisdom of Karl Pilkington I ve been on the planet for forty years now and I m still none the wiser as to what it s all about really I ve never worried about life s big questions People at my age sit about pondering why are we

  • Title: The Moaning of Life: The Worldly Wisdom of Karl Pilkington
  • Author: Karl Pilkington
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  • Page: 253
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  • I ve been on the planet for forty years now, and I m still none the wiser as to what it s all about really I ve never worried about life s big questions People at my age sit about pondering why are we here The only time I ever asked myself that is when Suzanne booked us a surprise holiday to Lanzarote Karl Pilkington is forty years old He s not married, he doesn t I ve been on the planet for forty years now, and I m still none the wiser as to what it s all about really I ve never worried about life s big questions People at my age sit about pondering why are we here The only time I ever asked myself that is when Suzanne booked us a surprise holiday to Lanzarote Karl Pilkington is forty years old He s not married, he doesn t have kids, and he s got a job where he s known as an idiot It s time for him to take stock and face up to life s big question what does it all mean Karl is no stranger to travel, and now he s off on a series of adventures around the globe to find out how other cultures approach life s big issues Travelling from far flung tribes to high tech cities, Karl experiences everything from a drive thru wedding in Las Vegas to a vocational theme park in Japan, he meets a group of people in Mexico who find happiness through pain, undergoes a plastic surgery procedure in LA, and even encounters a woman in Bali who lets him help deliver her baby Have his experiences changed him Find out in this hilarious new book where Karl shares his stories and opinions in his inimitable style Karl Pilkington is back on the road, and this time he s on a journey of self discovery

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  • Karl Pilkington

    Karl Pilkington is a Sony Award winning English radio producer, poet, podcaster, raconteur and author, best known for producing and co presenting The Ricky Gervais Show on London radio station Xfm from 2001 to 2005 and later in the form of podcasts and a television show on HBO In October 2006, Pilkington s first book The World of Karl Pilkington was published, featuring original ideas and drawings by Pilkington, based upon the subject matter discussed in the podcasts His second book, Happyslapped by a Jellyfish, was published in October 2007, and he was the subject of the Comedy Lab episode Karl Pilkington Satisfied Fool , which aired in October 2007 His third book, Karlology, a musing on his views on his own intelligence, and attitude to learning, appeared on 1 October 2008.

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  • This was my first Karl Pilkington book purchase after watching and listening to him for a few years. The Moaning of Life ties in with his new TV series; I read each chapter after watching the corresponding episode on television. Karl's unique brand of intelligence and down to earth approach makes exploring the human condition incredibly eyeopening. He covers issues such as happiness, vocation and death by investigating how and why humans deal with these issues. The book is an incredibly fun read [...]


  • Without Ricky and Steve, Karl is able to choose where he goes and what he does and unsurprisingly we get much more happier Karl. :) The book has five chapters: Marriage, Kids, Vocation & Money, Happiness and Death. In each chapter Karl visits various countries and meets different people. He also saves Tony the turtle in Japan and a goat in Mexico. I learned about Ghanaian coffins, sea gypsies in Wakitobi, the Primopuel doll, Hanging coffins at Sagada, the Manila North Cemetery and what is Au [...]


  • I've read all books by Karl Pilkington and this just might be my favorite. It's the same Karl, hilarious, unique, honest, grumpy and confusing. I laughed out loud on every single page and sometimes actually touched by Karl's unintentionally-romantic words about his longtime girlfriend Suzanne: "If Suzanne left me I don't think I'd bother looking for someone else either. I would drive them up the wall always talking about Suzanne and how she used to do things a certain way." If you don't know muc [...]


  • I feel the older I get, the more I turn into Karl Pilkington – so it’s only natural that I read his bestseller, The Moaning of Life. Plus, I desperately needed some laughs in a difficult time of my life!If you’ve seen his TV series of the same name, then the content of his book will be incredibly familiar. So familiar, that at times you’ll probably feel like you’re just reading the script to his show. Still, reading Karl’s opinions on life always makes for entertaining and hilarious [...]


  • This book is about Karl Pilkington going to different cultures to see how they deal with death and marriage and happiness etc I love the other 2 books I have read of his and this was no different. I loved it. I like how he writes it how he would talk and how he thinks, it almost as though he just rights and not think about it so its very honest and it's what he's thinking. it's also interesting that there are random facts throughout the book about how different cultures deal with things like dea [...]


  • I first met Karl Pilkington via his globetrotting BBC series An Idiot Abroad 2: The Bucket List. In that gem of a show, hapless homebody Karl travels the far reaches of the earth to dive into adventures that most people can only dream about—and he hates it. That’s the show’s appeal—a grumbly moaner who’d be happier eating biscuits in front of the television is forced into situations and experiences that he often finds torturous. The results are hilarious.To be honest, I only initially [...]


  • I read this book when I got it as a gift the year before last, and if anyone has watched An Idiot Abroad on Netflix, or if you have the channel it aired available to you, then you know the hilarity that is Karl Pilkington. This book did not disappoint. It had me laughing out loud at his absurdities. It truly warmed my heart when I finished reading this glorious book. I obviously gave this book a 5/5 due to my enjoyment, and implore everyone who enjoys a laugh, to first watch him, then give this [...]


  • Hilarious, of course. Gotta love Karl and his unique outlook on everything. I'd gladly let him officiate my wedding at a laundry mat.


  • I will purchase anything by Karl Pilkington as I have loved most of his worked since I accidentally stumbled upon him one night while flicking through late night tv. I was homeless at the time, crashing on a friends couch. My friend had work the next morning so as she handed me the remote she reminded me to keep it down. News, flick, late night music, flick, game shows, flick, inappropriate adult advertisements, irk, flick! Wait on bold white guy sitting on a piece of tree sliding down an ashy m [...]


  • Karl Pilkington, you magnificent bastard. The idea of your views on the world been put on a book is brilliant. Now if you don’t know this man, Karl Pilkington is the star of “A Idiot Abroad”, which is the show where Ricky Gervais sends Karl to other parts of the world to make his life that little bit more interesting. It’s funny stuff and it’s even a book (two if I remember correctly). Karl is one of those guys where his idea of a holiday is going to the countryside and not doing anyth [...]


  • Without Stephen and Ricky steering the conversation, we get a much more relaxed Karl who is able to lay out his thoughts in a clearer manner, with some backstory to explain his thought processes, and we are all the better for it. This book is an easy read, and though slightly whimsical, no less an insight into Karl's special brand of philosophy. Definitely recommended for anyone who has had a dose of Karl through TRGS or An Idiot Abroad.


  • I love Karl Pilkington since stumbling across him on the show An Idiot Abroad. I basically can't believe how much I agree with him on things. We are some kind of weird kindred spirit or something. So friends who were in London waited in a ridiculously long line to get this book personally autographed for me because THEY ARE THE BEST. And the book is delightful. It isn't as hilarious as "The World According to Karl Pilkington," which is just my favorite, but it still made me irresistibly giggle, [...]


  • Suomeksi Elämän valituisveisu. Niin hauska kirja että oli vaikea lukea kun koko ajan olisi halunnut lukea pätkiä ääneen lähellä olevilla ja hihitytti ajoittain kovastikin. Saman tyypin kirjoittama joka on aiemmin kirjoittanut kirjat Ääliö ulkomailla ja sen jatko-osan. Nämä kaikki kirjat perustuvat tv-sarjoihin jossa tämä kirjailijahahmo Karl Pilkington seikkailee ulkomailla haastaen omat näkemyksensä. Tässä kirjassa hän perehtyy muunmuassa onnellisuuteen, kuolemaan, työntek [...]


  • Ainakaan Karl Pilkingtonin kanssa ei olisi tylsää. Päätä voisi usein tulla taottua seinään, mutta tylsää tuskin olisi. Paitsi jos Karl siivoaisi. Tykkään kirjoitustyylistä ja tarinoinnista. Tätä lisää.


  • of course it's great fun to see Karl moaning and suffering around the world, but reading this now-seasoned traveler's account of looking for life meanings in different cultures was a great read.


  • Possibly the most entertaining thing I've ever read! For a professional 'idiot', Karl sure makes a lot of sense. I can't wait to read more of his books.


  • Hilarious, as always. I enjoy Karl's straight-forward, no nonsense attitude. It was very interesting; shedding light on various cultures all over the world. Light and easy read.


  • Карл Пилкингтън е едно от най-любимите ми и най-трезвомислещите човешки същества, тътрузили се върху жалкото парче скала, което наричаме родна планета. Мрънкайки постоянно, в опит да разнищи Големите въпроси, Карл ръси наляво и надясно бисери, за които най-големите стендъп( [...]


  • Educationally HilariousThe mind of Karl Pilkington is a scary and hilarious place. What scares me is many of his thoughts and ideas make total sense to me lol. That being said this book was not only funny but educational as well reading about the different cultures around the world. A must read for anyone who likes "idiot abroad"


  • Cute and funny, though not quite as funny as his show. I think there's something in Karl's manner that makes him such a unique and likable character, not to mention hilarious, and this doesn't totally translate to the page. But! still very enjoyable. I'd recommend it for someone looking for quick, light reading--especially anyone who enjoys travel writing and humor.


  • I absolutely love Karl, love the XFM show he used to do, love the sky shows he does, but this is the 4th book of his I've read now and I'm finding them a bit samey. As a stand alone it's great, I especially love the 'death' chapter. But if you've seen the tv show of the same name I wouldn't worry about reading this. Anyway, he's still my hero.


  • An absolutely hilarious read. If you love The Ricky Gervais podcasts or An Idiot Abroad series then you'll love this. I just can't get enough of this man's ramblings. Often they're so ridiculous he makes sense. Utterly brilliant read like his other books.


  • Apologies but I got nearly half way through this book but by then was totally fed up with it. I was going to persevere with it but sadly (happily for me) I started reading others books and couldn’t bring myself back to this one.Sorry Karl. Very funny on telly but this is not for me.



  • Absolutely hilarious read and at times ridiculously sobering perspective on life as you would of course expect from a guy like Pilkington.



  • I love Karl Pilkington. He's one of the television personalities that actually makes me laugh out loud and I love his skeptical and honest takes on life.This book would have been better if I hadn't seen the TV show that it is based on. Too much of it is copied and pasted directly from the shows and it would have been nice to hear some different stories that aren't from The Ricky Gervais ShowStill hilarious and I liked the artwork and cartoons in the book :) Definitely a nice light book to break [...]


  • Karl Pilkington, lovable but reluctant traveller is back on the road again. This time, he’s not being sent off to far flung places at the whim of Ricky Gervais and Stephen Marchant but investigating the big issues in life. With his unique brand of humour and ability to say what everyone else is thinking, Karl tackles marriage, children, career, cash, happiness and death. Once again, this is the book to accompany the television series The Moaning of Life (in Australia, this will be shown on ABC [...]


  • As an enthusiast of Karl Pilkington, I was really curious to see how his one of a kind humour is maintained in black and white. Even though, I am not one for documentary books, this time I knew I was in for more of a fun, easy-going experience.The Moaning of Life, a brilliant pun, is a title that reveals the book's content. For those who are not familiar with Karl's previous works, this is a journal and reflection upon his journey across the globe in order to compare the common notions of love, [...]


  • I have been an avid fan of Karl Pilkington since the first time I saw him with Ricky Gervais and Stephen Merchant on TV. He's a simpleton and exactly because of that, whatever the hell he says made so much sense to me; no pretense whatsoever, just cold hard truth. I'm really glad that I get to read this book during my stay in a foreign country, far from my family and close friends. This year was going to be my sabbatical year; I hope that when I got back to my home country by the end of 2015, I [...]


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