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New Release: Neil Patrick Harris: Choose Your Own Autobiography

This post should really just be called OMG NPH because NEIL PATRICK HARRIS WROTE AN AUTOBIOGRAPHY AND IT’S CHOOSE-YOUR-OWN-ADVENTURE AND IT COMES OUT TODAY.

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I’m done screaming now. But seriously, this is the man’s short bio:

Neil Patrick Harris is a Tony and Emmy award-winning stage and screen performer, famous for his roles as Barney Stinson in the popular CBS sitcom How I Met Your Mother and as the iconic and beloved Doogie Howser, M.D. He’s been in many movies, hosted both the Tony and the Emmy Awards multiple times, performed in several Broadway shows, and enjoys the Twitter (follow him at @actuallyNPH). Oh, and he is an accomplished amateur magician on the side. And the father of twins. And he’s Dr. Horrible.

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Do you think he wakes up every morning thinking, “Holy shit, how is this my life?” I know I would. Good looking, loving spouse/children, incredibly talented, definitely wealthy – it’s kind of hard to see how life could get better. But I’m also interested in seeing how he got there, so I’m going to run out and get myself a copy of this book. Here’s the scoop:

Neil Patrick HarrisNeil Patrick Harris: Choose Your Own Autobiography
by Neil Patrick Harris
Crown Archetype, Hardcover, 9780385346993, $26

Tired of memoirs that only tell you what really happened?

Sick of deeply personal accounts written in the first person? Seeking an exciting, interactive read that puts the “u” back in “aUtobiography”? Then look no further than Neil Patrick Harris: Choose Your Own Autobiography! In this revolutionary, Joycean experiment in light celebrity narrative, actor/personality/carbon-based-life-form Neil Patrick Harris lets you, the reader, live his life. You will be born to New Mexico. You will get your big break at an acting camp. You will get into a bizarre confrontation outside a nightclub with actor Scott Caan. Even better, at each critical juncture of your life you will choose how to proceed. You will decide whether to try out for Doogie Howser, M.D. You will decide whether to spend years struggling with your sexuality. You will decide what kind of caviar you want to eat on board Elton John’s yacht.

Choose correctly and you’ll find fame, fortune, and true love. Choose incorrectly and you’ll find misery, heartbreak, and a hideous death by piranhas. All this, plus magic tricks, cocktail recipes, embarrassing pictures from your time as a child actor, and even a closing song. Yes, if you buy one book this year, congratulations on being above the American average, and make that book Neil Patrick Harris: Choose Your Own Autobiography!

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  1. I’m excited about this one, too! I read the 20-page excerpt that was printed up in pamphlet form for BEA and it was fun. It also made me nostalgic for CYOA books!

    Posted by Emily @ As the Crowe Flies and Reads | October 14, 2014, 10:57 pm

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