Tuesday, October 6, 2015

Neil Patrick Harris - Choose Your Own Autobiography

You are Neil Patrick Harris!  

Okay, you're not!  But Neil Patrick Harris takes you through his life in a format many of us know and love from when we were kids, choose your own adventure.  In Neil Patrick Harris: Choose Your Own Autobiography, Harris walks his readers through the adventure of his life.  The story takes the reader through his discovery of his love of acting, his first movie, his time on Doogie Howser M.D., and his adult career including How I Met Your Mother.  Along with acting he discusses his private life including coming out and finding love and becoming a parent.

I have to be honest.  I found Harris' style to be enjoyable.  And I found his story interesting.  But he always did not stop and linger over the parts I wanted to hear more about.  So for example, I really wish he had spent more time talking about Doogie because I am a child of the 1980s.  And sometimes the choose your own adventure format would become confusing  At a certain point it was simply easier for me to read straight through, mostly out of fear of missing something.  And that missing something fear includes some of his humorous fake endings.  

In the end, I found Neil Patrick Harris: Choose Your Own Autobiography fun and unique.  But really I wish Harris had lingered over some parts of his personal life just a little more for my own nostalgia. 

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