Tom Bodett is an American author, voice actor and radio host. He is also the current spokesman for the hotel chain Motel 6 and is famous for popularizing the phrase, "We'll leave the light on for you". A native of Sturgis, Michigan, Bodett had previously provided commentary for National Public Radio's All Things Considered, and was a regular columnist for the webzine Mr. Showbiz.
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I'm real. I believe what I'm saying. If Motel 6 wasn't the type of operation they say it is - and I stay at them when I travel - I wouldn't do their commercials. That comes through on the radio, and that's what it's all about.
Kids in Alaska don't know they're growing up on the Last Frontier.
It's just what they see on the license plates, and it's something tourists like to say a lot because they've never been around so many mountains and moose before.
They say a person needs just three things to be happy: 1. Someone to love 2. Something to do 3. Something to hope for.
The difference between an optimist and a pessimist? An optimist laughs to forget, but a pessimist forgets to laugh.
I'm happy to report you still get nothing you don't need at Motel 6, and, therefore, you don't have to pay for it. I don't need valet parking. If I can drive the old crate 300 miles to the hotel all by myself, I can certainly handle the last nine feet to the parking space.
That's what the American odyssey is really about: Leaving home.
Leaving home and coming home, and trying to understand the difference.
The difference between school and life? In school, you're thought a lesson and then given a test. In life, you're given a test that teaches you a lesson.
People feel vulnerable when they travel.
Nobody wants to be taken advantage of or talked into something they don't want. Staying at Motel 6 makes you feel smarter. In fact, I think it actually means you are smarter, but I have no hard data to support that.
Americans are generally very self-sufficient and I think generally averse to pretension, just as I am.
Somebody says, 'Do a Tom Bodett, a folksy kind of thing,' and it sounds like something out of 'Hee Haw,' very insulting. They turn wry humor into disparaging sarcasm, and you get what amounts to insulting advertising.
You can make a new friend but you can't make an old one.
The media is in the business of finding exceptions to everyday life.
Bad things are still the exception. That's good, because once bad things stop being news, we really are in trouble. If people forget that bad is the exception, they think they live in a horrible world. There is so much that works and is right and friendly and warm. But we take that for granted.
Professor Al Drake encouraged me to just write the way I talk.
I decided if that's what I needed to do, I didn't need to be in school to do it.
For some people, you know, Garrison Keillor, Rush Limbaugh, really the stars, they've got a passion. They eat, drink and breathe radio, and I'm not like that. I used to think I wanted to be. But I need to be away from it, too, and that's the difference, I think.
Mine is not a story to tell struggling writers.
Like most Alaska immigrants, my roots continue to petition for equal time.
Tom Kizzia hasn't just observed and written about Alaska for three-plus decades, he's lived it. 'Pilgrim's Wilderness' is a story that needed to be told by the only man who could tell it.