“Choose Your Own Autobiography” by Neil Patrick Harris

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asteriaiconI love me some NPH! I have tried to read the physical book and found it a little difficult, I think mainly because you want to read the book page by page, and it really isn’t set up that way. I remember loving choose your own adventure books when I was younger, but I think I had a hard time with a biography set up like that. When I found the book available as an audiobook, ready by NPH himself, I couldn’t resist giving it another try. Having Harris read his own story made all the difference, and having it read in chronological order was far more comfortable. There really is nothing better than NPH calling himself NPH!

Throughout the book, Harris peppers in some magic tricks, card tricks and cocktail recipes. There are also little blurbs written by celebrities he has worked with and made friends with over the years, telling stories about how they met and funny antidotes.  It is interesting to hear about all of the different people he has worked with over the years, who have shaped his career and his personal life.

I have always liked Harris and remember him from his Doogie days. His autobiography though made me love him even more. He has lived quite a wonderful life. He is honest and candid, and discusses every aspect of his life, from growing up, to acting in his various roles, his hosting gigs, his drug use, and struggles with his sexuality. He has seen and done it all; he is really the triple threat! But it is his love for his husband and children where his emotion really shines through. He had me laughing out loud so many times throughout the book, but it was that family love that brought me to tears.

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