How often does a beautiful, sometimes talented, or sometimes famous-for-no-reason celebrity release a memoir? These days, pretty often. And while some are rather enjoyable to read, others fall flat when we realize these people aren’t that great, that interesting, or that talented when it comes to writing.
But Broadway and TV star Neil Patrick Harris is offering something different. NPH announced that he’s releasing an “adventure” memoir, entitled Neil Patrick Harris: Choose Your Own Autobiography. It’s unclear exactly how it works, but this is how it’s explained on the book’s web site:
In this revolutionary, Joycean experiment in light celebrity narrative, actor/personality/carbon-based life-form Neil Patrick Harris lets you, the reader, live his life. You will be born in New Mexico. You will get your big break at an acting camp. You will get into a bizarre confrontation outside a nightclub with actor Scott Caan. 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.
Whatever that means! The web site also says the book will include NPH’s recipes, childhood photos, and magic tricks. What more could we ask for? The book is set to be released October 14, 2014.