Tuesday, May 12, 2015

BOOK REVIEW: Neil Patrick Harris: Choose Your Own Autobiography by Neil Patrick Harris



ABOUT THE BOOK (from Amazon):

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!

MY REVIEW:

I've loved Neil Patrick Harris ever since his Doogie days. His autobiography is classic "NPH" (as he often calls himself):

1) it's creative - written in a "choose-your-own adventure style"
2) it's unique - written in the second person
3) and it's fully entertaining!

Neil talks about his Doogie days, getting cast as and playing Barney on How I Met Your Mother, meeting his partner David, coming out in Hollywood, having twins, his experience on Broadway and much more!  

If you've loved NPH as Doogie or Barney or any other role, this book is a must-read!