Despite its evergreen, cross-generational fan base, there hasn't been a new Monty Python book by all the (surviving) Pythons in thirty years. On their fortieth anniversary, Monty Python Live! focuses primarily on their stage show and includes original material written for the book -- oral histories, essays -- from all living members, as well as much archival material never before in print. Books, DVDs and other Python paraphernalia have remained bestsellers for the last four decades, and fans are always eager for something new. Eric Idle -- who is editing and designing -- has commited to 5-7 days of live events, radio and TV tapings, digital promotion, and more. Cleese, Gilliam, Jones, and Palin will also participate if they're available. They are all excited about this book (and about still being around after forty years) and want to help however they can.