My Lucky Life in and Out of Show Business: A Memoir
Dick Van Dyke, indisputably one of the greats of the golden age of television, is admired and beloved by audiences the world over for his beaming smile, his physical dexterity, his impeccable comic timing, his ridiculous stunts, and his unforgettable screen roles.
His trailblazing television program,The Dick Van DykeShow(produced by Carl Reiner, who has written the foreword to this memoir), was one of the most popular sitcoms of the 1960s and introduced another major television star, Mary Tyler Moore. But Dick Van Dyke was also an enormously engaging movie star whose films, includingMary PoppinsandChitty Chitty Bang Bang, have been discovered by a new generation of fans and are as beloved today as they were when they first appeared. Who doesn’t know the wordsupercalifragilisticexpialidocious?
A colorful, loving, richly detailed look at the decades of a multilayered life,My Lucky Life In and Out of Show Business,will enthrall every generation of reader, from baby-boomers who recall when Rob Petrie became a household name, to all those still enchanted by Bert’s “Chim Chim Cher-ee.” This is a lively, heartwarming memoir of a performer who still thinks of himself as a “simple song-and-dance man,” but who is, in every sense of the word, a classic entertainer.
From the Hardcover edition.
What people are saying - Write a review
LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - SandSing7 - LibraryThing
I now like Dick Van Dyke less than I did before. This book read like a resume instead of a memoir - catalogues of people and movies and places with only the slightest, surface commentary. Through his ... Read full review
LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - akmargie - LibraryThing
I've had a soft spot for Dick Van Dyke since I first saw Mary Poppins and watched Diagnosis: Murder with my grandpa. This was a fun and heart felt memoir. I appreciated his honesty and that he's not afraid to be the curmudgeonly old guy now. He did a good job narrating too. Read full review
The Yawn Patrol
I3 A Jolly Holiday
I4 Family Values
I5 Seeing Stars
Upsets and Goodbyes
Never a Dull Moment
Another Fine Mess
Divorce American Style 2i 2
The Old Man and the TV