… acclaimed actor Dick Van Dyke? You can read all about him in his new memoir, My Lucky Life In and Out of Show Business. Simply and to the point, Dick Van Dyke writes like he talks. Yes, he was incredibly lucky to be in the right place at the right time for his career, but he did have several personal problems, like alcoholism and an addiction to cigarettes, that this biography deals with in a straightforward way.
The insightful information on his TV/movie roles and how he felt about his co-stars was very interesting. He talks about how he met his idols Stan Laurel and Buster Keaton. He mentions several of his famous friends – not in a gossipy way, but matter-of-factly, which I really enjoyed reading about.
This was a wonderful memoir by a truly American Icon.
Reviewed by Terry (staff)