Keep Moving by Dick Van Dyke

Published April 15, 2022

Keep Moving by Dick Van Dyke

Book info

  • Title Keep Moving
  • Author Dick Van Dyke
  • Year 2015
  • Genre Memoir

Show-business legend Dick Van Dyke is living proof that life does get better the longer you live it. Who better to offer instruction, advice, and humor than someone who's entering his ninth decade with a jaunty two-step? In Keep Moving, Dick Van Dyke offers his own playful anecdotes and advice, as well as insights from his brother, actor Jerry Van Dyke; his friend and creator of The Dick Van Dyke Show, Carl Reiner; and other spirited friends and family. Whether he's describing the pleasure he takes in his habitual visits to the grocery store; how he met his late-in-life-love Arlene; or how he sprung back, livelier than ever, from a near-death experience, Dick's optimistic outlook is an invigorating tonic for anyone who needs a reminder that life should be lived with enthusiasm despite what the calendar says.


What a wonderful book this is. I listened to the audiobook read by the man himself and it’s just a warm, joyous affair, filled with knowledge and love and honesty and fun. Dick dispenses his advice in a way that is completely relaxed and without judgement, whilst still telling us what he thinks is right and wrong. I particularly enjoyed the timeline of events that have happened during his lifetime so far, and his rating them with a school style A-F. It’s amazing the things he’s seen and experienced, and no wonder that he has such wisdom now. Also lots to be learned from his thoughts about attitudes to the older generations - of course you start to slow down a bit but there’s still plenty of life to be lived, no matter what age you are.

Rating: 5 / 5

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