Monday, January 6, 2014

Review: The Moaning Of Life : The Worldly Wisdom of Karl Pilkington By: Karl Pilkington

The Moaning of Life: The Worldly Wisdom of Karl PilkingtonThe Moaning of Life: The Worldly Wisdom of Karl Pilkington by Karl Pilkington
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

I have to first tell you that I am a BIG fan of Karl Pilkington, so this review might be biased, but I find him to be a brutally honest person. There is no “celebrity” fluff to him, and often there is a simple genius to the way he looks at life, I think that that is the appeal.
This is a tie in to his series, which will be airing soon in the US, and focuses on the basics of life. Karl takes on Marriage, Kids, Vocation & Money, Happiness, and Death. He travels the world, delves into the different cultures and people, asking questions along the way, taking notes, and embraces the experiences as only he can.
I found a different Karl in this book than I had in the past. Is it from him turning forty? Is it from his past experiences of travel? Is it the subject matter? Maybe all of the above. He seemed a bit more reflective, although we will still be graced with Pilkingtonisms, and he seemed more personal on the page, which I really liked and found very personable.
Whether a fan or a newcomer, this is a must to your library! You will enjoy and want to share. I have picked up a couple copies for a few friends that I know will love this and what better gift – a mix of philosophy and humor, culture and travel – Enjoy!!

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