I have loved Dick Van Dyke since I was a kid. Mary Poppins was the first movie I paid to see more than once in the movie theater (and it was 30 years before I did that again), and the Dick Van Dyke show is my all time favorite tv show. In junior high we had to write a report on a contemporary hero (someone living we admired), and I picked Carl Reiner while everyone else in the class was picking Dorothy Hamill and Barry Manilow.
All that said, I was bound to find this book interesting and I did. Carl Reiner's books about the show are better, but that's not surprising since he is the writer and Dick Van Dyke is the actor. For an actor's memoir, this is an enjoyable read.