Neil Patrick Harris has recently released the cover art for his new book on Twitter. His memoirs will be published this year on October 14, 2014. The book is titled Neil Patrick Harris: Choose Your Own Autobiography, and is modeled after the Choose Your Own Adventure books popular in the 80s and early 90s.
This is the first book published by Neil Patrick Harris (NPH). Unlike most celebrity autobiographies, which are often filled with sex and parties, Harris wants to take the reader on an adventure all their own. Some aspects of the book are very true to his actual life. For example, you start out as a young actor and get the choice whether or not to take on the role of Doogie Howser, in turn kick starting your career. The book also covers his years struggling with his sexuality, in which NPH had no remorse.
Considering the book does not exactly stay true to history, here are some Neil Patrick Harris facts to clarify any misconceptions. The 40-year-old actor was born in Albuquerque, New Mexico, with one brother, Brian. His acting career began when the playwright, Mark Medoof, discovered him at acting camp. In 1988, he was cast alongside Whoopi Goldberg in Clara’s Heart. He appeared in a number of TV movies and series before landing his big gig on Doogie Howser, M.D.
As it may or may not be addressed in his new book, Neil Patrick Harris gained large-scale recognition for his role as Doogie Howser. In 1989, he got the lead role in the popular family drama and was later nominated for a Golden Globe. The show lasted for four seasons, ending in 1993. In the ensuing years, he had more role choices because he was an adult. Although appearing in movies from time to time, NPH always stuck too close to TV. He appeared in a number of guest spots and starred in a leading role as Dr. Horrible in the Joss Whedon mini series Dr.Horrible’s Sing-Along Blog. His most recent and well-known work on How I Met Your Mother just recently ended this year in its ninth season.
NPH is also a seasoned theater actor with a great singing voice. His Broadway credits include Cabaret, Assassins, and Proof. He is famed for his performance in the currently running play Hedwig and the Angry Inch and is nominated for a 2014 Tony award for his achievement.
As for Harris’ personal life, he has been very open about it over the past decade. He came out in 2006 and has been engaged to his long-time partner and fellow actor, David Burtka, since 2011. The couple adopted two young boys and currently live together in New York City.
So, there is the scoop on the famous American actor-producer, Neil Patrick Harris. Although most his life is not very exciting, NPH still prefers the elaborated version in his upcoming book. The man has always had a flair for the dramatics, so the story will most likely contain many more sensational choices for magic and adventure. Neil Patrick Harris will be releasing his new autobiography-like book this fall.
By: Morgan Louchen