Happyslapped by a Jellyfish: The words of Karl Pilkington

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Dorling Kindersley Limited, Oct 4, 2007 - Humor - 224 pages
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A hilarious guide to travelling, from the man behind The World of Karl Pilkington - one of our most innovative thinkers, visionaries and prophets, or as Ricky Gervais knows him, 'the funniest man alive in Britain today'.

Pack your suitcase and take an irreverent trip with the unlikely star of The Ricky Gervais Podcast Show, Karl Pilkington, to the furthest corners of Europe. From sunbathing in t-shirts and lizards the length of Toblerones, to a toxic apartment in Ibiza with a used loo that can't be flushed - these witty musings could put you off travelling forever!

Gain insight into the curious life of this comic genius from pithy anecdotes. Find out about his mum's obsession with keeping gnomes indoors and his experiences getting high on dope chocolate, to his childhood dentist who filled his perfect back teeth to give them 'extra protection'.

Featuring Pilkington's original illustrations and imaginative scribblings.

And now you can watch Karl taking in the seven wonders of the world on Sky1 in his new TV series An Idiot Abroad, with Ricky Gervais and Stephen Merchant, broadcasting from 23rd September 2010.

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User Review  - knitwit2 - LibraryThing

This book is probably only funny if you are a fan of "An Idiot Abroad". I found the BBC television series to be a delight and the book was no different. Karl tells of his and his girlfriend, Suzanne's ... Read full review

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User Review  - littleton_pace - LibraryThing

Another great insight into the mind of Karl Pilkington. He seems to have grown up as an old man, already set in his ways and liking things done a certain way. His views on the world, what he thinks we ... Read full review

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About the author (2007)

Karl Pilkington is an English radio producer who produced The Ricky Gervais Show on Xfm. As a result of the success of the podcasts of this show he's become a cult celebrity. Gervais thinks Karl is "the funniest man alive in Britain today" and put him in his comedy DVD, Politics. Karl is probably best-known for co-writing the mega successful The World of Karl Pilkington (2006).

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