With the end of the long running sitcom How I Met Your Mother earlier this spring, many are wondering what comedian and Broadway star Neil Patrick Harris will do now that his role as the ultra-rich playboy Barney Stinson, who was easily the funniest and most compelling character on the show, has come to a close. Fans of the actor, frequent awards show host, and gay icon need not fret, as Patrick Harris is hardly stepping back from the limelight in the wake of the sitcom’s end.
One big project on NPH’s plate is writing his first book. Patrick Harris’ upcoming memoir is now available for pre-order, and before you groan over the idea of yet another celebrity writing about the pretty average hardships they had to overcome in order to get rich and famous, know that NPH’s autobiography promises to be far from ordinary. In fact the book, titled Neil Patrick Harris: Choose Your Own Autobiography, is more of a comedic choose-your-own-adventure type of story than the standard Hollywood memoir.
“Sick of deeply personal accounts written in the first person? Seeking an exciting, interactive read that puts the ‘u’ back in ‘aUtobiography’?” the book’s official website reads, promising to allow readers to live vicariously through NPH. “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.”