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My Lucky Life In And Out Of Show Business
Dick Van Dyke

Crown Publishing Group
May 2011
On Sale: May 3, 2011
304 pages
ISBN: 0307592235
EAN: 9780307592231
Hardcover
$25.00
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Non-Fiction Memoir

Dick Van Dyke, indisputably one of the greats of the golden age of television, is admired and beloved by audiences the world over for his beaming smile, his physical dexterity, his impeccable comic timing, his ridiculous stunts, and his unforgettable screen roles. His trailblazing television program, The Dick Van Dyke Show (produced by Carl Reiner, who has written the foreword to this memoir), was one of the most popular sitcoms of the 1960s and introduced another major television star, Mary Tyler Moore. But Dick Van Dyke was also an enormously engaging movie star whose films, including Mary Poppins and Chitty Chitty Bang Bang, have been discovered by a new generation of fans and are as beloved today as they were when they first appeared. Who doesn’t know the word supercalifragilisticexpialidocious? A colorful, loving, richly detailed look at the decades of a multilayered life, My Lucky Life In and Out of Show Business, will enthrall every generation of reader, from baby-boomers who recall when Rob Petrie became a household name, to all those still enchanted by Bert’s “Chim Chim Cher-ee.” This is a lively, heartwarming memoir of a performer who still thinks of himself as a “simple song-and-dance man,” but who is, in every sense of the word, a classic entertainer.

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Rachael Ray - August 19, 2011
CBS Sunday Morning - June 19, 2011
Tavis Smiley - May 24, 2011
Today - May 21, 2011
Rachael Ray - May 12, 2011
The View - May 4, 2011
Today - May 3, 2011

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