Book of the Month: December 2015
Actor, comedian, and song-and-dance legend Dick Van Dyke will turn 90 years old this December 13. With career hits on stage, film, and television (highlights include Bye Bye Birdie, The Dick Van Dyke Show, Mary Poppins, and Diagnosis: Murder), Van Dyke has been receiving lifetime achievement honoraria since the 1990s — although it hasn’t stopped him from consistently working to this day, with seemingly tireless enthusiasm that defies his age.
In anticipation of his milestone birthday, Van Dyke has penned a kicky memoir about aging with aplomb; as he seems by all reports to be as sprightly as ever, he can be considered something of an expert. And so this bouncy collection of memories bitter and sweet, blended with lists and rhymes, is our selection for December.