Tom Bodett





Tom Bodett

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February 23, 1955

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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. He also did the voiceover for "Mime Time" and the "Good Idea/Bad Idea" segments on Animaniacs.
As a broadcaster, Bodett hosted two radio programs. The End of the Road from 1988 to 1990 and Bodett & Company in 1993. He also hosted the public television program, Travels on America’s Historic Trails.
He is currently a regular contributor to The Bob Edwards Show o...more


Average rating: 3.94 · 795 ratings · 109 reviews · 27 distinct works · Similar authors
The End of the Road
4.07 of 5 stars 4.07 avg rating — 193 ratings — published 1989 — 9 editions
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As Far As You Can Go Withou...
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The Big Garage on Clear Sho...
4.07 of 5 stars 4.07 avg rating — 76 ratings — published 1990 — 4 editions
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Free Fall of Webster Cummings
3.81 of 5 stars 3.81 avg rating — 62 ratings — published 1995 — 5 editions
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Small Comforts: More Commen...
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Norman Tuttle on the Last F...
3.9 of 5 stars 3.90 avg rating — 59 ratings — published 2004 — 9 editions
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Last Decent Parking Place i...
4.3 of 5 stars 4.30 avg rating — 37 ratings — published 1991 — 4 editions
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Growing Up, Growing Old & G...
4.46 of 5 stars 4.46 avg rating — 13 ratings — published 1992 — 2 editions
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The Tom Bodett Value Collec...
4.5 of 5 stars 4.50 avg rating — 12 ratings — published 2000 — 2 editions
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“They say a person needs just three things to be truly happy in this world: someone to love, something to do, and something to hope for.”
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“The difference between school and life? In school, you're taught a lesson and then given a test. In life, you're given a test that teaches you a lesson.”
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“The difference between an optimist and a pessimist? An optimist laughs to forget but a pessimist forgets to laugh.”
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