Diaries 1969-1979: The Python Years

Michael Palin; Read by the Author

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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. Yet at the same time they were working on the now celebrated series of films, including The Holy Grail, many of whose lines are known by heart to a considerable portion of the English-speaking world. The birth and childhood of his three children, learning to cope as a young man with celebrity, his friendship with George Harrison, and all the trials of a peripatetic life are also essential ingredients of these diaries. A perceptive and funny chronicle, the diaries are a rich portrait of a fascinating period.
 
 

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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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“Michael Palin is not just one of Britain’s foremost comedy character actors, he also talks a lot. Yap, yap, yap he goes, all day long and through the night...then, some nights, when everyone else has gone to bed, he goes home and writes up a diary.” —John Cleese
 
“Palin’s prose is spry and insightful, identifying the true warmth felt for Hemingway in these locales...Any trout-fishing, bull-running, wing-shooting Hemingway fan worth his martini shaker should wind this book fun."—Library Journal on Michael Palin’s Hemingway Adventure
 
“Is there anything Michael Palin can’t do?” —Washington Post on Hemingway’s Chair

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Michael Palin; Read by the Author

Michael Palin is a scriptwriter, comedian, novelist, actor and playwright.  He also happens to be one of the funniest people on the planet.

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Diaries 1969-1979: The Python Years
Michael Palin; Read by the Author

Abridged Digital Audio

Abridged  Digital Audio
Macmillan Audio
September 2007
Abridged Digital Audio
ISBN: 9781427202277
ISBN10: 1427202273
Audio Run Time: 5:00
$12.99

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Trade Paperback
St. Martin's Press
St. Martin's Griffin/Thomas Dunne Books
November 2008
Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9780312384883
ISBN10: 0312384882
6 1/8 x 9 1/4 inches, 672 pages, Includes three 8-page color photo inserts
$21.99

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St. Martin's Press
Thomas Dunne Books
November 2008
e-Book Agency
ISBN: 9781429918336
ISBN10: 1429918330
672 pages, Includes black-and-white photographs throughout plus three 8-page color photo inserts
$9.99
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