Back in May I went to New York and attended Book Expo America. One day I attended a breakfast that Neil Patrick Harris was a moderator. At the breakfast the publisher of his book, Random House, provided an excerpt of his book. When he talked about the book it sounded interesting. I haven’t always been one to read autobiographies but the way that he has written his sounds really good.
He wrote it in the point of view of the reader being Neil Patrick Harris and choosing the path you want to take as you read it. He basically wrote it like one of the choose your own adventure books that many read as children.
After reading the exert I pre-ordered a copy immediately. Today it comes out and I think you should head out for your own copy.
Description: 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.
Choose correctly and you’ll find fame, fortune, and true love. Choose incorrectly and you’ll find misery, heartbreak, and a guest stint on Celebrity Rehab with Dr. Drew. 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, but make that book Neil Patrick Harris: Choose Your Own Autobiography!