Happyslapped by a Jellyfish: The words of Karl Pilkington

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Penguin, Oct 29, 2007 - Humor - 224 pages
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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 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).
 

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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

Contents

A few days at our mam dads 11
11
Wales 19
19
Ibiza 33
33
Weird story that happened to someones mate that I know 44
44
Rye 51
51
Los Angeles 55
55
More weird stuff 70
70
Tenerife 77
77
Weymouth 119
119
Caribbean 127
127
Lanzarote 137
137
Madeira 151
151
Tunisia 157
157
Brussels 171
171
Lake District 179
179
A weak end in hospital 189
189

Florida 85
85
New York 93
93
Malaga 99
99
Sorrento 107
107
Cotswolds 115
115
Even more weird stuff 200
200
Australia 207
207
Future travel 215
215
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