Book Review: Neil Patrick Harris Choose Your Own Autobiography

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When I was a kid I LOVED to read the “Choose Your Own Adventure” series.  I think I took out all the books that were available at the school library and read them a couple of times each to see what kind of outcomes I could get.  When I heard that Neil Patrick Harris wrote his book in this style, I knew I just had to check it out!

First, I read the book 3 times through taking different paths to get different adventures.  Then I decided to go through and pick up on all the parts that I had missed out on to make sure I read it all.  Each “adventure” was pretty quick – only took me about half an hour to get through to the end.

If you want to read it through from front to back you can – but just know that it won’t flow, it will jump all over the place.

I found the book to be a ton of fun to read – even ignoring the choose your own adventure aspect – the way Neil writes and retells stories was just a lot of fun!

I received a free copy of this book from BloggingForBooks in order to write this review. I was not otherwise compensated.

About the Book

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!

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