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My Lucky Life in and Out of Show Business by Dick Van Dyke
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Jun 07, 2011

really liked it

dick van dyke had a lot of choices in life. he had to choose between the wife who gave him several children, and a lover who gave him a listening ear, and the support he needed as an actor. he had to choose between being a star, and being a man who could share his films with his family.

but, most importantly, van dyke had to choose between himself, and the bottle. unfortunately, this book doesn't really go into the hardships he had with alcoholism. but, he gives credit where it's due . . to the support of his family, and the women in his life.

i liked how he had a good sense of family throughout this book. he realizes it's hard to be related to dick van dyke, and he makes sure to tell about the troubles (and talents) of his brother jerry.

i finished this book pretty quickly. it was a bright enough read,entertaining, with a light amount of insight, much like the man it's about.
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