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    Michael Palin
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Diaries 1969-1979: The P. .has been added to your Cart. Book 1 of 3 in the Palin Diaries Series.

Diaries 1969-1979: The P.

Listening to this book on CD adds even more to the wonderful experience. Hearing Palin's own voice read through a decade's worth of his diaries provides a richness I fear would be lost in simply.

Diaries 1969–1979: The Python Years, dedicated by Michael Palin to his mother and father, has reduced mountains to molehills, according to his own words.

Diaries 1969–1979: The Python Years, dedicated by Michael Palin to his mother and father, has reduced mountains to molehills, according to his own words, to take the reader inside the period of the author’s life that corresponds to the Monty Python era. In the introduction we are advised that he started keeping this specific diary (there was an aborted attempt at age 11) on April 1969, at 25 years of age, one month before the Python experience started in full swing.

Diaries 1969-1979 book. Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. Start by marking Diaries 1969-1979: The Python Years (Palin Diaries, as Want to Read: Want to Read savin. ant to Read. The amazingly insightful, funny and brilliant record of Michael.

Michael Palin has kept a diary since newly married in the late 1960s, when he was beginning to make a name for . An imprint of St. Martin’s Press. Printed in the United States of America.

Michael Palin has kept a diary since newly married in the late 1960s, when he was beginning to make a name for himself as a TV scriptwriter (for The Two Ronnies, David Frost, etc). Monty Python was just around the corner. This volume of his diaries reveals how Python emerged and triumphed, how he, John Cleese, Graham Chapman, the two Terrys--Jones and Gilliam--and Eric Idle came together and changed the face of British comedy.

Unless you're a Monty Python fanatic, reading Michael Palin's Diaries 1969-1979 to find out what he had for breakfast in 1973 is not all that riveting, says Anthony . Michael Palin talks a lot, according to his friend John Cleese.

Unless you're a Monty Python fanatic, reading Michael Palin's Diaries 1969-1979 to find out what he had for breakfast in 1973 is not all that riveting, says Anthony Holden. "Yap, yap, yap," he goes, all day long and through the night. and then, when everyone else has gone to bed, he writes a diary. Basil' can say that again. Michael Palin has kept a diary since April 1969, when he was 25 years old and writing TV comedy scripts with Terry Jones. Was it ever intended for eventual publication? He doesn't say.

In his diaries, Michael Palin traces the rise of Monty Python and more. Not that Diaries 1969-1979 is only about being a Python. It is appealing largely because as much as Palin loves making people laugh, he never forgets that comedy is his job rather than his life. The book begins shortly before the first episode of Monty Python’s Flying Circus reaches the air and shortly after the birth of Palin’s first child, and it’s clear which event took priority. As he explains in his introduction, it seemed far more important to me to record the emergence of my new family than the faltering steps of a comedy series that would probably last no more than two years.

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Printed in the United States of America. For information, address St. Martin’s Press, 175 Fifth Avenue, New York, . Diaries 1969-1979 : the Python years, Michael Palin. ed. p. cm. Includes index.

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More detail than you can imagine about Palin's activities before and during the Python years. It is, after all, his diary. Regrettably, there are lapses when he was too busy to write. For glaring example, the entire process of making the very first Python TV episode is discussed after-the-fact but there are no daily recollections. Much of the text discusses the surprising idea that some of the troupe, mostly Cleese, didn't want to do more seasons of TV episodes after the first season concluded. That amazed me, because until then they didn't make much money as writers and performers on other people's shows. I thought the diary notes on the Holy Grail film were a little light, too, although he recaps the well known personality conflicts and Chapman's self-destructive behaviors. Lots of information include about where he ate and what his meals comprised. Snarky comments abound about hotel accommodations. A few words here and there about having a wife and baby. It's evident what is important to the guy at that time of his life. You be the judge, you're a Python fan.
I was initially disappointed in this, as I was hoping for something that would show the creative process used in writing and performing the Python show, and that's not really what this is. However, I came to really enjoy it, as it's a fascinating picture of a specific time in history described by someone in real time. Listening to the description of IRA bombings, the Watergate hearings, the moon landing, the way they would have random power outages due to labor strikes. And the casual way he talks about meeting and interacting with people like George Harrison, hosting Saturday Night Live, and of course, dealing with the members of Python, not so much as performers, but as friends and business partners. I didn't realize before this how many things he wrote outside of Python, nor did I know that Python performed as a live act fairly often. It also seemed like he never, ever ate at home. Nearly every day includes something about where he want to breakfast/lunch/dinner, and with who. All in all, an interesting portrait of not just a writer, but of an era in history. If the 1970's interests you, it's worth a read for that reason alone.
To be quite honest, I got this on a whim. I was never a huge Python fan, but I have liked Michael Palin's journey series' and thought I would like his humor. I figured it would also give me a "behind the scenes" view of one of the largest comedy moneymakers in history.

I was caught up as much with his family life and watching his children grow up as I was with the spats and tirades from the Python members. I cried when his father slowly faded away, just like my grandmother did. I laughed at the antics of his children, very close in age to myself, doing many of the same things I did, half the world away.

I enjoyed the book immensely, but I have a caviat. I bought it as a Kindle download. I didn't realize that the Kindle version would not include the pictures that were included in the actual book. I know Kindle is black and white, and I would have had no problem with seeing them as such, but there was only one small picture of Michael as a child, and that was it. No other pictures were on the Kindle, no other pictures were available from Amazon. I paid a lot of money for this book, and was very disappointed that I could not FULLY enjoy it. I enjoyed the book, and remembered many of the pictures and scenes that he talked about, but I would really have liked to SEE his children grow up. I would have liked to SEE a picture of his wife. THat's why the pictures were included in the book in the first place.

Buy the book. Enjoy the book. Just don't get the Kindle version.
I enjoyed these diaries so much...clever, interesting (and would be even were Mr. Palin not one of my favorite people of the past 40-something years who also happens to be one of the funniest people ever!) Very often celebrities of any stripe can be pompous or worse, just dreadfully full of themselves; even when he was young, Mr. Palin showed a self-possession and a thoughtfulness that made me like him even more than I already did

Here's a funny, talented man filled with loyalty and love of family and friends, honest almost to a fault -- how entirely refreshing that someone one has long admired lives up to all the good things that can be said of a person. It may sound mundane, but Michael Palin seems a truly decent human being. If there were more like him, I think the world would not be quite so grim. Many many thanks for releasing the story of (part) of your life, Michael! Thank you and a hearty Huzzah!
Even though this journaling effort from his daily diary entries during 35 years of an incredible and interesting life touches on some banal things, the name-drops and the events chronicled are truly interesting in context. These are just the Python years!! He has a couple other books that cover his other life experiences in 10 yr increments that I will definitely read. Palin is a fascinating performer and gives great, brief insight into this moment in time that he was able to experience and share with gifted actors and comedians. Well done! Thanks, Michael, for keeping the journal!