Dick Van Dyke was here...and he's a guy that needs no introduction! He's got a new book out..."Keep Moving...and Other Tips and Truths About Aging".
In 'Keep Moving', Van Dyke throws out the rules of aging with a charming collection of stories that describe the ways he has dealt with getting older, and he gives advice for the tens of millions of Baby Boomers who will be living longer than any previous generation.
Now 89-years-young (he turns 90 on Dec. 13, 2015), Van Dyke is still an active song-and-dance-man, appearing most recently in the viral “Never Had To Go” music video (over 2.25 million views) by the Dustbowl Revival where he showcases his best dance moves.
In 'Keep Moving', Van Dyke insists that by keeping active mentally, socially and physically, aging can be done right. Part how-to book, part humor book and part manifesto for a much-needed revolution the showman has dubbed “the Gray Rights Movement,” Van Dyke dishes on the things that matter most, says what he thinks about old-age jokes, questions the notion of acting one’s age, states the importance of hobbies and passions, and says how he’d like to see more seniors with prominent roles in movies and on TV – “other than commercials targeting memory loss, heart disease, diabetes, urinary problems, arthritis, cancer, depression, insomnia, anxiety, high cholesterol, erectile dysfunction, and Crohn’s disease,” writes Van Dyke.
In addition, Van Dyke looks back on decades of headlines and cultural milestones, has a memorable conversation with his mentor and longtime friend, Carl Reiner, worries if he will outlive his life insurance policy, finds himself surviving his spouse when both assumed he would go first, and falls in love with a woman 46 years younger.
Despite his age, Dick Van Dyke epitomizes the phrase “positive attitude” and has never “felt” old.
“More people than ever before are crossing the line into senior citizenship, and I see them being intensely curious about how to make it work, how to do it better than their parents or grandparents,” writes Van Dyke. “These are Baby Boomers, the generation who once screamed, ‘Hope I die before I get old.’ That line should be rewritten, ‘Hope I die before I feel old.’ That is the crux of the matter.”
(Source: Roslan & Campion Public Relations)
Dick's new book ‘Keep Moving’ is in bookstores now.
He will also be at Barnes and Noble next Thursday night, October 15th at The Grove...that starts at 7:00pm.
Follow Dick Van Dyke on Twitter: @iammrvandy