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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (2,702 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Dick Van Dyke Narrator: Dick Van Dyke Publisher: Penguin Random House Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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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 Dyke Show (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, including Mary Poppins and Chitty 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 word supercalifragilisticexpialidocious

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.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “In my opinion, luck has little to do with Dick Van Dyke’s life. It is, rather, his innate kindness and talent that have had an extraordinary effect in shaping the man. And what a fascinating self-portrait he’s given us in this book.”

    Mary Tyler Moore, actress

  • “From the time I worked with Dick on the movie Bye Bye Birdie, I have admired his many talents, not the least of which is the joy and enthusiasm he shares with audiences. I’m a big fan of his…and his book.

    Ann-Margret, actress

  • “Van Dyke tells a wonderful story about himself and his times.  And—in an often surprsingly relevant manner—our times. We’ve always liked the performer—it’s hard not to like Dick Van Dyke—but this will will make you admire him.”


Listener Opinions

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by John | 2/16/2014

    " Read this quickly -- skimmed it -- to gain some smiles and perspective on someone who always seemed to be having a good time. Surprised at his addiction troubles -- but who doesn't have them? -- and liked how much he leaned on family and trust that things were going to work out. Book wasn't great, but I'm glad I read it. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Tasha | 2/12/2014

    " WOW! What an amazing life Dick Van Dyke has had. Life like the rest of us has its ups and downs. The stories of his shows and movies are just fascinating. Also the stories of the people that touched his life are true priceless moments. Love Dick's attitude and desire to keep laughing and be happy is really inspiring. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Windy | 1/27/2014

    " One of my favorite old shows was the Dick Van Dyke show. So I was kind of excited to see that he finally wrote a memoir. the book was a well writen memoir. It really lets you go through his life as if he is living it as you read it. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 by Katie Johnson | 1/22/2014

    " This book was alright. I learned a lot about Dick Van Dyke that I didn't know before, but I wasn't really driven to pick this one up. I would only recommend it die hard Van Dyke fans. "

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