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Why does it work? by pommy_shortcake on 28 May 2007 11:21am
 
Hi everyone, I'm new! I'm from sunny Australia and I love Michael Palin, he cracks me up in Monty Python and ripping yarns and I just watched Hemingway's Adventure which I loved!

I was wondering if anyone knew why Palin went into travel writing? And why do you think he is so successful?? I mean the humour is a given, but it just really works! Love to know your opinion! Thanks
 
Re: Why does it work? by Spursfan on 28 May 2007 12:33pm
 
Welcome to the site, pommy_shortcake!!
 
Re: Why does it work? by just-a-shy-girl on 28 May 2007 12:38pm
 
the same from me !! welcome !
 
Re: Why does it work? by peripatetically on 28 May 2007 12:52pm
 
Hi Pommy_shortcake. Hope you enjoy all the friendly people here.

My guess is that since Michael has a natural interest (and a degree in history), loves traveling very very much and has been a serious writer since university days, that doing what he does now seems to just fall right into his life naturally.

Just as the saying goes, ""Write about what you know best", perhaps his success comes from his passion for travel, writing and his intererst and love of life and it's peoples. He seems to connect with just about everybody, never judges but only observes, imparts a bit of humor and is willing to put himself out there for the sake of discovery. He doesn't pretend to be more than he is, though. Being a person with genuine quizzical interests like most of us, he introduces us to new things and allows us to see things as he does, and then lets us form our own opinions. Making himself the butt of humor when things go wrong makes us continue to realize he is just like the rest of us... vulnerable. Thus, we connect with him.

Perhaps others have more to contribute to these ideas on why Michael does what he does and with so much success.

Patty~ Maryland, USA
 
Re: Why does it work? by johnnythemonkey on 28 May 2007 1:18pm
 
Well put Patty, I think you said it all.

Welcome to the site pommy_shortcake.
 
Re: Why does it work? by ev on 28 May 2007 1:26pm
 
Hi pommy_shortcake, he's the intro message for the 'Around the World in 80 Days' series that explains very briefly why he began the travel documentaries:

http://www.palinstravels.co.uk/static-98-1
 
Re: Why does it work? by peripatetically on 28 May 2007 2:34pm
 
Thanks. Johnny.
 
Re: Why does it work? by tucsonmike on 29 May 2007 12:41am
 
Welcome...
 
Re: Why does it work? by pommy_shortcake on 29 May 2007 9:36am
 
Thanks for the welcomes everyone! And thank Patty, I think thats exactly right, nicely put :)
 
Re: Why does it work? by kazzzz on 29 May 2007 12:15pm
 
Hi there, Australia too here.
 
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