Karl Pilkington - Author

About the Author

Karl Pilkington has led an extraordinary and curiously individual life. As a child growing up in Manchester, he regularly missed school to accompany his parents on caravanning holidays and left without collecting his exam results. Now making up for lost time, Karl has written three bestselling books and recently embarked on a tour of the Seven Wonders of the modern world for a new Sky One television series.

Featured books by Karl Pilkington

The Moaning of Life The Worldly Wisdom of Karl Pilkington

The Moaning of Life The Worldly Wisdom of Karl Pilkington

Author: Karl Pilkington Format: Paperback Release Date: 05/06/2014

' Why are we here? The only time I ever asked meself that was on a surprise holiday to Lanzarote.' Left to his own devices, Karl Pilkington would be happy with his life just as it is. But now he's hit forty, everyone keeps asking him why he's so reluctant to marry his girlfriend and why he doesn't want to have kids. It's time for Karl to face up to the biggest question of the lot - what does it all mean? Karl thought he'd seen it all filming An Idiot Abroad, but now he's off around the globe to learn how other cultures deal with the big issues in life. Find out how Karl copes as he: has plastic surgery in LA; runs for six hours straight with a tribe in Mexico; models for a Japanese life drawing class; and, helps deliver a baby in Bali. Have his experiences changed him? Find out in this hilarious new book...

The Moaning of Life The Worldly Wisdom of Karl Pilkington

The Moaning of Life The Worldly Wisdom of Karl Pilkington

Author: Karl Pilkington Format: Hardback Release Date: 10/10/2013

'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? You can 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...

The Further Adventures of an Idiot Abroad

The Further Adventures of an Idiot Abroad

Author: Karl Pilkington Format: Paperback Release Date: 06/06/2013

The nation's favourite idiot is back. Safely home from his latest travels, Karl has decided it is time to share his hard-earned wisdom of the world. Taking the Bucket List of 100 Things to Do Before You Die as his starting point, Karl combines brilliant stories from his recent adventuresto Alaska, Siberia and beyond with entertaining, highly-opinionated views on what other people aspire to do with their lives. Why on earth would anybody want to run with the bulls in Pamplona? Go 'storm chasing' through Tornado Alley? Have lunch with the Queen?Or touch hands with the Pope? The Further Adventures of An Idiot Abroad is a fitting finale to two years of eventful globe-trotting. Frank, funny and strangely inspiring, this is Karl's final word on travel.

Other books by Karl Pilkington

More Moaning The Enlightened One Returns

More Moaning The Enlightened One Returns

Author: Karl Pilkington Format: Paperback Release Date: 06/10/2016

After going on a journey of discovery in The Moaning of Life, the enlightened one - otherwise known as Karl Pilkington - finds himself back on the road. In his search for the answers to life's big questions, Karl has therapy in Tokyo to try and reduce the size of his head, spends time in California with a man and his five wives, tries his hand at painting with his own vomit in New York, and travels to Berlin to have his future predicted by a blind man, via his bum cheeks. Will his travels around the world bring him any closer to the meaning of life? Find out in his hilarious new book.

The Moaning of Life The Worldly Wisdom of Karl Pilkington

The Moaning of Life The Worldly Wisdom of Karl Pilkington

Author: Karl Pilkington Format: Paperback Release Date: 05/06/2014

' Why are we here? The only time I ever asked meself that was on a surprise holiday to Lanzarote.' Left to his own devices, Karl Pilkington would be happy with his life just as it is. But now he's hit forty, everyone keeps asking him why he's so reluctant to marry his girlfriend and why he doesn't want to have kids. It's time for Karl to face up to the biggest question of the lot - what does it all mean? Karl thought he'd seen it all filming An Idiot Abroad, but now he's off around the globe to learn how other cultures deal with the big issues in life. Find out how Karl copes as he: has plastic surgery in LA; runs for six hours straight with a tribe in Mexico; models for a Japanese life drawing class; and, helps deliver a baby in Bali. Have his experiences changed him? Find out in this hilarious new book...

The Further Adventures of an Idiot Abroad

The Further Adventures of an Idiot Abroad

Author: Karl Pilkington Format: Paperback Release Date: 06/06/2013

The nation's favourite idiot is back. Safely home from his latest travels, Karl has decided it is time to share his hard-earned wisdom of the world. Taking the Bucket List of 100 Things to Do Before You Die as his starting point, Karl combines brilliant stories from his recent adventuresto Alaska, Siberia and beyond with entertaining, highly-opinionated views on what other people aspire to do with their lives. Why on earth would anybody want to run with the bulls in Pamplona? Go 'storm chasing' through Tornado Alley? Have lunch with the Queen?Or touch hands with the Pope? The Further Adventures of An Idiot Abroad is a fitting finale to two years of eventful globe-trotting. Frank, funny and strangely inspiring, this is Karl's final word on travel.

The Further Adventures of An Idiot Abroad

The Further Adventures of An Idiot Abroad

Author: Karl Pilkington Format: Hardback Release Date: 20/09/2012

The nation's favourite idiot is back. Safely home from his latest travels, Karl has decided it's time to share his hard-earned wisdom of the world. Taking the Bucket List of '100 Things to Do Before You Die' as his starting point, Karl combines brilliant stories from his recent adventures to Alaska, Siberia and beyond with entertaining, highly opinionated views on what other people aspire to do with their lives. * Why on earth would anybody want to run with the bulls in Pamplona? * Go 'storm chasing' through Tornado Alley? * Have lunch with the Queen? * Or touch hands with the Pope? The Further Adventures of An Idiot Abroad is a fitting finale to two years of eventful globe-trotting. Frank, funny and strangely inspiring, this is Karl's final word on travel.

Karlology What I've Learnt So Far...

Karlology What I've Learnt So Far...

Author: Karl Pilkington Format: Paperback Release Date: 01/05/2009

A voyage through the strange yet mesmerising mind of cult author Karl Pilkington, now in paperback By his own admission Karl Pilkington left formal education behind with only an E in History to his name and not much else. Ever since, his thirst for knowledge has nagged. With this in mind, Karl has embarked on a tour of discovery to make up for the lost years of learning, and to find out more stuff. Karlology is the result. So what exactly has Karl Pilkington learned so far? This is a man, it should be noted, who thinks owning 1,777 acres of the moon is a good idea, and believes that the human testicles should be relocated to the earlobes. Maybe he's right. Perhaps his unique brand of wisdom and insight is what the world has been waiting for? Judge for yourself: observe, enjoy, and become a Karlologist. Illuminated by Karl Pilkington's own cartoons with extra wisdom from Ricky Gervais, Russell Brand, David Baddiel, Noel Fielding and others. Get even more insight into Karl's mind and visit his blog at http://www.karlpilkington.com/blog/.

The World of Karl Pilkington

The World of Karl Pilkington

Author: Karl Pilkington, Stephen Merchant, Ricky Gervais Format: Paperback Release Date: 01/10/2008

A collection of the best moments from the `Ricky Gervais Show' with further musings from Karl Pilkington, star of Sky 1's `An Idiot Abroad'. Karl Pilkington's is a brilliant mind, locked inside a perfectly round head and uncluttered by the unhelpful constraints of logic or common sense. He both baffles and enlightens with his take on topics as diverse as population control, the rights of monkeys and how long you can stay alive with your head chopped off. Featuring the best conversations from `The Ricky Gervais Show' podcasts and original illustrations and scribblings by Karl Pilkington, this is a unique trip into the mind of our most innovative visionary - or, as Gervais and Merchant know him, `the funniest man alive in Britain today'.

Happyslapped by a Jellyfish The Words of Karl Pilkington

Happyslapped by a Jellyfish The Words of Karl Pilkington

Author: Karl Pilkington Format: Paperback Release Date: 01/05/2008

A collection of hilarious and compelling insights and anecdotes, diary entries, poems, `true' facts and cartoons on travel from Karl Pilkington, unlikely star of the Ricky Gervais Show, the world's most successful podcast - now in paperback. This is the travel book for people who don't particularly like travelling, it's Karl Pilkington, star of The Ricky Gervais Podcast Show, with a suitcase, occasionally with his passport, more often with a bemused suspicion of anything vaguely exotic, and an observant eye for the disappointments, tedium, general weirdness and absurdities of being a tourist abroad and at home. From staring at Mount Vesuvius in case it erupts and the horrors of a Lanzarote nudist beach to the curiosities to be seen in the world's weirdest museum. Told with his inimitable deadpan humour, Pilkington's stories are interspersed with fond reflections on life back in England, from Salford joy riders to what his girlfriend's mum and dad have for dinner on a Thursday (it's chops and veg. in case you're wondering).

The World of Karl Pilkington

The World of Karl Pilkington

Author: Karl Pilkington, Stephen Merchant, Ricky Gervais Format: Hardback Release Date: 18/09/2006

A collection of the best moments from the `Ricky Gervais Show' with further musings from Karl Pilkington, star of Sky 1's `An Idiot Abroad'. Karl Pilkington, the Confucian-like savant of the `Ricky Gervais Show', has led an extraordinary and curiously individual life. As a kid growing up in Manchester he regularly missed school to accompany his parents on caravanning holidays and left without collecting his exam results: his family weaned him well. Pilkington's is a brilliant mind, locked inside a perfectly round head, and uncluttered by the unhelpful constraints of logic or common sense; factors that have led him to such dazzling insights as `you never see old men eating Twix bars' or that the `Diary of Anne Frank' was `an Adrian Mole sort of thing'. In this pithy and hilarious book, Karl is in conversation with (the often bewildered) Ricky Gervais and Stephen Merchant, the writers and stars of `The Office' and `Extras', outwitting even these comedy Goliaths with his take on such contentious issues as charity, the lack of Chinese homeless people, reincarnation, the rights of monkeys and favourite superpowers. Featuring Karl's original illustrations, imaginative scribblings, full-colour pictures sent in by fans, and the best conversations of the first twelve podcasts, this is a unique trip into the world of one of our most innovative thinkers, visionaries and prophets, or as Gervais and Merchant know him, `the funniest man alive in Britain today'.

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