What a treat to hear the fabulous Dick Van Dyke tell his own wonderful story. I was lucky enough to see Mr. Van Dyke perform with his group, the Vantastix, during the time I listened to this and it just made me appreciate his talent and character all the more. Enjoyable all around.
This was a nice account of Dick Van Dyke's life. It was not full of "juicy tidbits", but nicely read by the author himself. It was at times slow, but still an interesting life story.
His early days and his unlikely rise to stardom. Lucky indeed.
His memories of the movies I loved as a child, especially Chitty Chitty Bang Bang (he hated it)
Burt, the chimneysweep, is a close second to Rob Petrie.
Many, but his meetings and friendships with the old silent comedians, Stan Laurel and Buster Keaton.
I listened to this on vacation while driving through the North Carolina mountains! You are immediately comforted with the voice of the one and only DIck Van Dyke. This is another story of someone who went through a long time with nothing and lived one day to the next, which you forget in all of the glamour of Hollywood. I must admit that I kept waiting for what I consider to be the two big Dick events, the breakup of his marriage and subsequent long partnership with MIchelle Triola and his alcoholism. Don't make the same mistake! There are plenty of good stories about his television shows, Broadway shows and movies and his marriage as they moved around for his career. I got the book from the library to look at the pictures and he was friends with great ones such as Richard Crenna. I know what Michelle looked like but I would have liked to see her picture in there are as well. This is a multi-generation listen; my mom liked it too!
I really enjoyed it. Felt like I was sitting with him and him sharing his story. What a fun job his life had been, and we are all blessed by it.
This book is a fantastic tale that has the potential to be one of the best autobiographies of all time. It may not be salacious, but that doesn't stop it from being incredibly entertaining. It's also a real treat to have it read to you by the incredibly gifted Dick Van Dyke. Very worthwhile for any fan of Van Dyke.
The narration by Dick Van Dyke made this story come alive and you feel the story.
His memories of the Dick Van Dyke show.
Luck is another name for talent.
Dick does glass over the negative parts of his life. As he points out, there is not dirt in this book. Almost everyone is happy and soooooo wonderful.