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Move Over Proust: Neil Patrick Harris Working On “Imaginative Nonfiction” Memoir

He just turned 40, but Neil Patrick Harris has already led quite a storied life—with chapters on life as a child actor, exiting the closet, becoming a sitcom star, starting a family, hosting the Emmys, and being an all-around mensch.

We’ll get to read all about it—and then some—in the upcoming memoir Harris is writing for Random House’s Crown Publishing Group.

Set for a spring 2014 release, the as-yet-untitled book won’t be a straight-up autobiography: The publisher describes it as “a work of imaginative nonfiction that delivers an interactive, nonlinear reading experience that breaks the boundaries of conventional memoir… [Harris will] draw upon his love of adventure and surprise in creating the book, as well as upon the many roles he has played in his life and career — from being a child star to coming out, and from acting on Broadway to becoming a proud father.”

Is this going to be a David Sedaris type book or a meta thing like Neal’s appearance in the Harold & Kumar movies?

“I’m excited to be writing a book of the observations and stories of my life,” Harris confided in a statement. “I read with great fondness Tina Fey’s Bossypants, so my plan is just to reprint those exact stories but change the names to people that I knew. What editor would take issue with that?”


By:           Dan Avery
On:           Sep 27, 2012
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  • 1 Comment
    • Eric Auerbach
      Eric Auerbach

      Is he going to type it really slowly on WordPerfect?

      Sep 27, 2012 at 2:12 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·

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