Keep Moving: And Other Tips and Truths about Aging

By Dick Van Dyke, Todd Gold

[*Read by way of the writer - Dick Van Dyke]

during this pleasing and inspirational memoir, Hollywood legend Dick Van Dyke stocks his mystery to staying resilient in previous age.

cherished Hollywood icon Dick Van Dyke will have fun his 90th birthday in December 2015. he is a longtime legend, having starred in Mary Poppins, Chitty Chitty Bang Bang, and The Dick Van Dyke Show. And but he is nonetheless maintaining himself busy, enjoyable the USA on tv, in video clips, at the degree, and on social media. all people wonders, ''How does he do it?'' For the 1st time, Van Dyke stocks his secrets and techniques and pointers on outdated age -- simply preserve moving.

With a enjoyable and folksy approach of addressing its viewers, Keep Moving serves as an guide booklet on the way to embody previous age with a good perspective. The chapters are jam-packed with unique own anecdotes that discover quite a few issues on getting older: the right way to adapt to the actual and social alterations, take care of lack of associates and household, remain present, fall in love back, and ''keep moving'' each day like there isn't any tomorrow.

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