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Michael Palin

Michael Palin BBC

MICHAEL PALIN is a comedian, novelist, actor, playwright, and founding member of Monty Python. He is the author of the novel Hemingway's Chair as well as several books on the history of Monty Python, including The Pythons, and numerous travel guides, including Brazil and Sahara.  He also happens to be one of the funniest people on the planet.  He lives in London, England.

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  • Diaries 1969-1979: The Python Years by Michael Palin--Audiobook Excerpt

    Listen to Michael Palin read from his book Diaries 1969-1979: The Python Years in this audiobook excerpt. Michael Palin's diaries begin in the late 1960s when he began writing for hugely popular programs. He recounts how Monty Python emerged and triumphed. From the success and cult status brought by Monty Python, Palin shares stories from their world tours, their stay at hotels recently trashed by Led Zeppelin, their battles over censorship, and how individually the Pythons went their separate ways.

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BOOKS BY THE AUTHOR

The Truth

Michael Palin

“An ingeniously plotted, beautifully written and hugely enjoyable book that raises tricky questions about... our need for heroes [and] the price of personal compromise.’”—The...

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Brazil

Michael Palin

Michael Palin has traveled around the world, exploring countless countries for the BBC. Now, Palin treks Brazil for the first time for a new BBC series, which went on the air in October...

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Hemingway's Chair

Michael Palin

The hilarious and critically acclaimed national bestseller; A New York Times notable book of the year "The book's strengths are...its dry, deftly understated wit; its careful...

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A Kirkus Reviews Best Nonfiction of 2011 title  The second volume of Michael Palin’s diaries covers the bulk of the 1980s, a...

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