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The Moaning of Life The Worldly Wisdom of Karl Pilkington

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Is there any meaning to life, it’s a rum old do - what’s it all about?? With the aim of answering this major philosophical question Karl Pilkington goes on the road, on a journey of self-discovery around the world no less. And do these experiences change the Karl we know?? You will have to read on to find out.

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The Moaning of Life The Worldly Wisdom of Karl Pilkington by 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 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...

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'The funniest man on the planet' Spectator

'He's a moron. A completely round, empty-headed, part-chimp Manc' -- Ricky Gervais

'Funniest show on TV? No contest' Mail on Sunday on An Idiot Abroad

About the Author

Karl Pilkington

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.

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Publication date

30th November 1999

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Karl Pilkington

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www.anidiotabroad.co.uk/

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Hardback

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ISBN

9781782111511

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