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Keep Moving: And Other Truths About Living Well Longer

3.91  ·  Rating details ·  2,698 ratings  ·  547 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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Banner
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. ...more
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 anyon
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☘Misericordia☘ ⚡ϟ⚡⛈⚡☁ ❇️❤❣
There is a concept of silver economy, it's growing into fashion. This flimsy-ish volume is a great take on silver psychology. It's a memoir, of course, but as it's a work of a particularly healthy mind, it's incredibly good in that respect as well.

Illuminating and enlightening. A lot of fun thoughts about age and our skewed take on it. Also a lot of great ideas about love, God, religion, beliefs, history and our perception of it, pro tips on living lovely, dancing through the times.

Q:
Old age sh
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Amy
Aug 28, 2019 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: memoir, audio
If deciding between this one or My Lucky Life in and Out of Show Business, read this one. It is shorter, contains most of the relevant stories, and actually was a little more interesting. Not that I consider that saying much. See my review of My Lucky Life.
Dick Van Dyke gives more opinions in this book. He takes a stand and I like that. He talks about his favorite presidents, historical events he lived through, and his daily routine. It actually provides a picture of who he is, not just people h
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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
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.
Julie
Nov 21, 2020 rated it really liked it
I have always absolutely loved The Dick Van Dyke Show, so naturally, I have always admired Mr. Van Dyke. When I happened upon this book, I was thrilled with the title Keep Moving as it has been my own mantra for the last few years. I enjoyed the book and was tickled to find I have a few things in common with my idol.
Narilka
Dec 09, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: read-in-2020, audio
Keep Moving is Dick Van Dyke's memoir and ode to aging. Written as he was about to turn 90, Dick has a lot of opinions and advice on the subject. Most of it boils down to the title, Keep Moving! Stay active, keep doing those things you enjoy for as long as possible and let your inner child play so you can stay young at heart. I especially enjoyed the chapter where he briefly reviewed the historical events he's witnessed and wish this section had been longer. Still, all the anecdotes and advice a ...more
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
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.
Kurt Pankau
Mar 01, 2016 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
I was not prepared for how terrible this book would be. I grew up watching reruns of The Dick Van Dyke Show. I borrowed this from the library expecting it to be charming and familiar and warm and fuzzy--like a favorite bedtime story as narrated by Morgan Freeman. Ostensibly a how-to guide for the nonagenarian, I thought it would secretly be a blend of philosophy and memoir. What I got instead was rambling and aimless Hallmark dreck, including such gems as "That Old Senility" set to the tune of " ...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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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
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!!
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! ...more
Maeve
Oct 11, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: humor, biography
Dick Van Dyke is simply delightful and this book brought a smile to my face.
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.
Winter Sophia Rose
Mar 16, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Charming, Thought Provoking, Funny, Inspiring & Insightful! An Awesome Read! I Loved It!
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
Jake
Jan 03, 2021 rated it really liked it
Shelves: 2021
I grew up watching Dick Van Dyke. I read his first memoir when it came out. I listened to this one and thoroughly enjoyed his narration. If you’ve read neither, start with his first published around 2011. One thing that sticks out from this book is when he reviews the major events that transpired in his 90 (now 95!) years of life. The author brims with optimism for the future. There is yet so much good for humanity to discover.
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.
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
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. ...more
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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.

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