Title: Neil Patrick Harris: Choose Your Own Autobiography
Author: Neil Patrick Harris
Source: Borrowed from the library
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.
I am a huge Neil Patrick Harris fan. I loved him on How I Met Your Mother and I have been a fan ever since. I listened to this book on audiobook and he narrates the book and has his husband David Burka also comes in once in awhile.
I loved learning about his family and how he became an actor. He starts in his childhood and works his way to present day where he and his partner are parents to twins. He is unabashed and honest about how he came out as a gay actor and how he worried what it would do for his career. His love for his children, Gideon and Harper and for his partner David is heart warming.
This book made me laugh out loud and at times made me incredibly sad. I loved this book.