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Keep Moving: And Other Truths About Living Well Longer

3.91  ·  Rating details ·  2,228 ratings  ·  485 reviews
Beloved Hollywood icon Dick Van Dyke will celebrate his 90th birthday in December 2015. He’s an established legend, having starred in Mary Poppins, Chitty Chitty Bang Bang, and The Dick Van Dyke Show. And yet he’s still keeping himself busy, entertaining America on television, movies, the stage, and social media. Everyone wonders, “How does he do it?” For the first time, V ...more
Published 2015 by Weinstein Books
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Apr 20, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: non-fiction
Some random thoughts I had of this audio book (yes it was cool listening to him read his own book).

Gracious. Dick Van Dyke definitely had his opinions about life, religion, politics, marriage and I enjoyed the telling. But what made this book so appealing to me was his kind manner that he demonstrated throughout.

History. As much as he experienced he never seemed to have forgotten where he came from. It was a pleasure hearing his witness to history.

Humor. I think his humor seemed so natural bec
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Anna
Feb 02, 2016 rated it really liked it
So I don't know if I've ever admitted this on here, but I love Dick Van Dyke. He's my old man celebrity crush. He definitely is interesting enough to qualify as my fantasy Grandpa. There's a lot of interesting anecdotes in this book, that were not in his memoirs. Its like a mini memoir/advice book. I got sucked in right away, happy to spend time with Dick. The voice of the book is distinctively his, and with so many celebrities "writing" books I appreciated that immensely. I also liked the insig ...more
Marlene
Jun 12, 2019 rated it it was amazing
6/12/19:

I've loved Dick Van Dyke in his roles over the years. I haven't seen him in everything he's done, but I've loved him in everything I've seen him perform. The first was Mary Poppins! At dinner tonight, I mentioned I was reading this book to my family, and I shared with them a few things I found particularly interesting. My son told me that he remembered Dick Van Dyke from Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day(2014). I insisted that Van Dyke was NOT in that movie and
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Lyn
Jun 29, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Amazing! Must Read!
What an amazing book. This was a “sampler” and I couldn’t stop reading. The inspiration and uplifting attitude portrayed in this book will keep you smiling for days – and, even get you up and moving. Having just enjoyed the new music video of Mr. Van Dyke, I was surprised to learn his age! I want to move like that today – let along decades from now. This book makes an excellent gift for the decade birthday parties we attend. Well written and fast paced! Enjoy! NetGalley and We
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Amanda
Apr 25, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2016
Dick Van Dyke's positivity is truly infectious. He reminds me to be a good person and that life is worth living.
Pamela
"If you are young, get used to having old people around. There's only going to be more of us - including you!"

Anyone familiar with Dick Van Dyke's entertainment style, knows he's an energetic bundle of mirth, dance, goodwill and spoonfuls of sweetness. His latest book, "Keep Moving," is all that, and then some. It's filled personal anecdotes, helpful tips, Van Dyke-ism truths, musings, and inspirational adages; all in celebration of aging, longevity, and enjoining life through the playfulness
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Alexandra
Dec 03, 2016 rated it really liked it
i am so glad i picked this book up! i really love dick van dyke & his cheery spirit and positive outlook on life.

i am mainly a fan of his because of mary poppins but i also watched a bunch of the dick van dyke show reruns on nick at nite as a kid.

but bert the chimney sweep tho ♥
i seriously love step in time and jolly holiday and supercalifragilisticexpialidocious. they will always be some of my favorite disney songs.

keep moving is such an important book for everyone to read. i feel like a
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Winter Sophia Rose
Mar 16, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Charming, Thought Provoking, Funny, Inspiring & Insightful! An Awesome Read! I Loved It!
Amber
Jun 03, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Dick Van Dyke Narrates a book he has written about his experiences and tips about aging. Its a pretty good and fantastic read about his life and all that has happened to him as he has gotten older. If you enjoy Dick Van Dyke, be sure to check this book out at your local library and wherever books are sold.
Camille Maio
Feb 24, 2019 rated it really liked it
Great book by a beloved man. I thought that - being fifty years his junior - I would not relate to it, but it had many inspirational moments and motivated me to stay fit and healthy so that I can be 93 someday, too!
Joan
This book wasn't what I was hoping it was: a primer on how he suggests seniors work out to keep themselves in good shape. Basically he repeats keep moving numerous times and I get the point...I'll try to get a walk in a bit....but I was hoping for more specifics. He does use a gym, I think daily when he is at home. However, there was no info on what he does at the gym. However, even if it wasn't the book I was hoping for, it was an interesting title. I think he is one of the few actors, or as he ...more
Chaya
Aug 23, 2016 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: memoir, audiobook
I should have quit when he spent two minutes describing how to make a bowl of vanilla ice cream with chocolate syrup, but I'm incapable of abandoning books. Mildly entertaining, since he's such a charming character, and the audiobook narration was pretty good. However, my cranky feminist tendencies come out when a man repeatedly asserts, "I just can't stop myself!" from dancing everywhere, including going up on the stage to steal/ share his wife's spotlight at her dance performance. I get it, he ...more
Zoe Ann
Mar 10, 2016 rated it it was amazing
A wonderfully funny, real, yet optimistic book about aging!! He makes the idea of getting older something to look forward to; not dread! I recommend this to everyone of all ages. Even my 13 year old daughter loved reading it!!
Sean
Feb 13, 2017 rated it liked it
Interesting read. A little meandering but neat to hear some of the stories from a television icon who had lived through many eras of change in the country.
Apryl Anderson
Sep 18, 2015 rated it liked it
This was nice. Just “Nice” with a capital ‘N’ that puts a smile on your face and reminds you like life is for the living—best to put capital ‘L’s there, too. But I had to wonder a bit about his intended audience…I got the feeling that Mr. Van Dyke was trying to convince us to get up and dance, as if we’ve forgotten how, or fallen asleep, or something. Now, I know that there are plenty in that crowd, but I don’t think they’re the ones drawn to this title. Maybe I’m projecting, but I leapt at the ...more
Mimi
Nov 30, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Okay,

I'm a Dick Van Dyke fan. I know him from Mary Poppins, Chitty Chitty Bang Bang, and the Dick Van Dyke show (we have dvds). This is a book about how to grow old without really doing it.
I'm about 31 years away from the age group he considers "old," but even as a "young person" I found this book to be enlightening.

There's a part of me that's worried about getting old, and not being as physically capable of doing everything I can do now (not that I'm athletic or coordinated or anything, but
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Helen
Jun 18, 2017 rated it really liked it
Dick Van Dyke is a charmer and his pep and optimistic attitude are contagious! Yet seriously, his blessings in life include good genes and the fact that he's always had a partner in his life. Wishing him many more years of good health and happiness!
Carolyn Pina
Dec 24, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
A must-read for anyone 50 or more. Interesting, funny, inspiring.
Maeve
Oct 11, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: biography, humor
Dick Van Dyke is simply delightful and this book brought a smile to my face.
Ellen Trautner
Dec 18, 2017 rated it it was amazing
I love Dick van Dyke! He was 89 when he wrote this (and he's 92 now--his birthday was just last week!) and I listened to it as an audio book. He read it himself which was great. It must be a short book because it only took 5.5 hours to listen to it. It's a mix of memoirs, anecdotes, a day in the life of Dick, interviews with other old comedian type guys, and collections of "tips and truths" about getting old. He mentions some of his early career stuff like Mary Poppins and his sitcom, but his st ...more
Nicole Hughes
Jun 13, 2017 rated it it was amazing
After seeing him at Comicon this year, I thoroughly enjoyed this book. I felt like I was having a conversation with him.
Lee Collins
Apr 27, 2016 rated it it was ok
I have always liked dick van dyke. Now, I'm not so sure. He is exactly the same age as my Dad and is so very different, which brings us to the advice issues. The only advice I will take is to keep moving. I also like to dance. He came off as an egomaniac at times and a bit spoiled and above the common man. He loved letting everyone know that there is no God, and then proceeded telling us what really happens after death. As if! Because he can dance and act, he has inside knowledge of after life?! ...more
Sharon
Jul 13, 2015 rated it really liked it
Shelves: netgalley, nonfiction
I would like to thank Weinstein Books and NetGalley for providing me with an electronic copy of this book. This is an update on the review that I wrote for the sampler of Keep Moving, as I have now read the full edition. A memoir by Dick Van Dyke, Keep Moving is more like a testimonial on how to live an active, meaningful life. Mr. Van Dyke lives life to the fullest, never wondering if what he is doing is age appropriate. His sage advice and wisdom come from a lifetime of experiences, both on an ...more
Amy
I thoroughly enjoyed this book! I highly recommend it for anyone who thinks they are old or feeling old. You no longer have an argument!

Dick Van Dyke is 91 years old. He was 89 when he wrote this book! He was light on his feet when he acted in the 50's and 60's. I felt the same way about him as I was reading this book. He has a very positive outlook on life and it shines through, here!

One of the most fascinating chapters in this book showcases a timeline of his life. He literally grades major e
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Carolyn
Jan 04, 2017 rated it liked it
Shelves: own
The author narrates the audio book, which made it more fun for me. I probably wouldn't have finished if he weren't 89 and Dick Van Dyke. You just can't beat his optimism, common sense, and youthfulness considering his age. He's pretty honest about having to fill the chapters, but I still enjoyed hearing his take on history, etc. Nothing earth-shattering or poetic, but I needed a little light banter in my life at that point.
Wendi
Jul 13, 2015 rated it it was amazing
I have admired Dick Van Dyke since childhood. His light heartedness and feel good comedy is contagious beyond words. At 89 years young he is still an amazing spirit and role model. The tips in this book on growing older, or rather not growing older, are not only fun but also insightful. I hope that I am able to give off as much light and joy in my life as this man has through his.
Michelle Welch
Nov 22, 2015 rated it really liked it
Charming. We should all be so lucky to have Van Dyke's attitude about aging and life in general, not to mention his good health and longevity! The book is also an interesting view on the lives of real people in show business, humanizing an industry that often seems remote and over-idealized.
Trish Bachman
Mar 11, 2017 rated it really liked it
It was a delight to listen to this memoir narrated by the author. Dick Van Dyke is quite the storyteller.
Randee
Nov 09, 2017 rated it liked it
Shelves: memoirs, 2017-wom
I've always liked Dick Van Dyke and picked this up on a whim at the library. Van Dyke is now in his 90's and sounds like he is living better in his 90's than he did in his 60's (when he finally quit chain smoking and overcame his alcohol addiction.)

He has a lot of enthusiasm and gives us all hope that old age needn't be miserable. He has common sense and shares many stories from his life and his opinions on how to navigate life successfully that would apply to any age.

It was an enjoyable read
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Circe Link
Jul 08, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I was gonna say "Would that we could all be so wise, cool, loving and kind" but I think Mr. V would say we all are in our own way and it's never too late for self improvement! A delightful LISTEN! The audio book is read by the man himself and I'm so glad it was!
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Dick Van Dyke, the star of Mary Poppins, Chitty Chitty Bang Bang, and The Dick Van Dyke Show, has received five Emmy awards, a Tony, and a Grammy. In 2013, he received the Screen Actors Guild Life Achievement Award. He is also the bestselling author of My Lucky Life In and Out of Show Business. He lives in Malibu, California.
“In general, things either work out or they don’t, and if they don’t, you figure out something else, a plan B. There’s nothing wrong with plan B.” 5 likes
“Why is it amazing that I don’t act my age? Why should I act my age? Or more to the point, how is someone my age supposed to act? Old age is part fact, part state of mind, part luck, and wholly something best left for other people to ponder, not you or me. Why waste your time? I don’t.” 2 likes
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