The latest effort in Neil Patrick Harris’s gradual domination of pop culture is liter…wait for it…ary! The Broadway and How I Met Your Mother star is set to release a new, memoir-type nonfiction book in spring 2014.
Harris’ book has been acquired by the Crown Archetype imprint of Random House’s Crown Publishing Group. The unconventional memoir will follow Harris’ life from his days as a child star on TV’s Doogie Howser, M.D. to his Broadway tenure in Assassins, with details about his coming out process, career comeback and transformation into a proud father.
“I’m excited to be writing a book of the observations and stories of my life,” said Harris 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?”
Harris has been nominated for multiple Emmys and Golden Globes for his starring role as Barney Stinson on How I Met Your Mother. He won an Emmy for his guest starring role on Glee. He has appeared on Broadway in Proof, Cabaret and Assassins and starred as Bobby in the New York Philharmonic’s staging of Company. Harris has directed several stage productions in Los Angeles, including Rent at the Hollywood Bowl.