Neil Patrick Harris has written an autobiography. But would NPH write a stupid, boring, factually accurate autobiography, just like every other celebrity? No, he would not.
On his website, NPH describes the path the book takes, asking “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 in 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.
This both speaks to my childhood AND supports my existing stalkery behavior (I’ve been spending time pretending I’m Neil Patrick Harris for years!). Hello, “pre-order” button, nice to meet you.