Neil Patrick Harris is a unique talent. The television actor and Broadway performer is known for his quick sense of humor and his seemingly limitless ability to entertain. Now, it seems he wants to take a load off and have his fans do some of the work. He’s inviting readers to choose the twists and turns of his autobiography.
If that sounds confusing, the video produced by Harris, included below, might help. As previously reported by The Inquisitr, Harris is playing with the traditional format of an autobiography, opting instead for a “Choose Your Own Adventure” style book. Fans of the classic children’s series will recall that at critical junctures in the story, readers choose which path to take, and as a result, get a different story each time.
As he demonstrates in the video, readers can choose to watch him do magic or re-enact the spaghetti scene from Lady and the Tramp with husband David Burtka.
The Hollywood Reporter posted the video last week. The paper reported that Neil originally signed on to do an autobiography in 2012, and at that time, it was promoted for its unique structural elements.
“[The book will be] a work of imaginative nonfiction that delivers an interactive, nonlinear reading experience that breaks the boundaries of conventional memoir.”
The autobiography is due out October 14th.
Meanwhile Harris, who married Burtka earlier this month in Italy, is making some notable guest appearances on talk shows. He helped Meredith Vieira get into the groove of her new chat fest last week by playing a drinking game. As Us Weekly reports, the two played “Drink or Dish,” where they had the option to either answer a personal question or take a swig of wine. He good-naturedly chugged the entire remaining bottle when asked for a time when he’s abused his fame.
Some interesting — and perhaps uncomfortable — questions for Vieira included when she lost her virginity and who was her favorite co-host on The View.
During that interview, as Express reports, Harris also gave more details on his wedding. Elton John, who came with his partner David Furnish and their children, was meant to enjoy the festivities as a guest. A piano player was already scheduled, so Harris asked if the music legend might consider playing a song or two. They kept the plan a secret, and John ended up playing three pieces for the couple and the event’s guests.
[Neil Patrick Harris Photo by John Shearer/Invision/AP]