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#BlissfulBookTalk: Choose Your Own Autobiography by Neil Patrick Harris

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I'm so excited to bring you the first book review for my new series, #BlissfulBookTalk. The book for February was Choose Your Own Autobiography by Neil Patrick Harris, and I must say, it was a really fun read. As I've said before, I love reading celebrity memoirs, and this was actually the first celebrity memoir that I've read that wasn't by a female. It definitely did not disappoint.

I used to read the Choose Your Own Adventure books when I was younger, and I loved the structure of them because you were basically controlling how the story was going to end. If you've never read the Choose Your Own Adventure books, it's written in a format where you read a few pages or a chapter, and at the end of those few pages, it will give you a few choices of where to go from there. Depending on which path you want to take, you turn to that page, and the story continues. It's so interesting and fun, and it makes you feel like you're really part of the story.

Neil brought that same vibe into his autobiography. The beginning pages were the background of his life and career, and for those pages, I just continued flipping the pages and reading because I was really interested in his early life both before and at the beginning of his career. I didn't know much about Neil before reading this book, so I wanted to really dive into it with some good background information. 

Once I got past the meat of it, I started having a little more fun and choosing different paths. Neil lived a fascinating life, and each section led to a part where I questioned whether the story could possibly be true or not. I loved reading about him coming out to the media because it's crazy to think how people think they're entitled to personal information about people's lives. Sharing personal information with the people around you is hard enough, but when you're famous, and the media gets involved, things can get pretty nasty. It's always interesting for me to read about these things from the view of the celebrity, because as fans, we usually just get the gossip that splatters on the front of magazines in the grocery line. 

I also loved reading about Neil and David first meeting and falling in love. There was even a section where David penciled in his part of the story, which I thought was so adorable. I loved reading his little notes, and you can tell that they really love each other and just completely vibe off of one another. 


I give this book a 4 out of 5. I have so much more to say about it, and you can find some of my thoughts in my latest vlog:


I also share the next book for #BlissfulBookTalk in my vlog as well, so if you want to read with me, be sure to check it out (psssst...it's a book by John Green!) and use the hashtag #BlissfulBookTalk to share your thoughts, quotes, questions, etc. on social media!

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Disclaimer: I received a complimentary copy of this book from Blogging for Books

19 comments :

  1. Coffee Beans High HeelsFebruary 26, 2015 at 8:38 AM

    Great review! I think NPH is a great actor and person, so i might give a try after reading this
    Xo
    Orly
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  2. Ahh! Adding more books to my "to read" list!

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  3. I am reading this but I am having trouble making sure I get to every part! How did you "choose" your paths to make sure you still got to see everything? Of course, the parts I have gotten to are fantastic so far but I would love your input.



    xoxo Jenny

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  4. I liked this book too. The only part that I didnt care for were the random card tricks he added in. I listened to it as an audiobook so those parts were kind of annoying. <3 Bee @ Bee
    Reads Books

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  5. I didn't get to read anything about him doing magic at all! I was so confused when I got to the end because I thought magic was supposed to be part of it, but I guess the way I read the book ended up not including those parts at all. I can't imagine what it would be like experiencing this book as an audio book. Did you still get to make decisions or was it read cover to cover?

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  6. Unfortunately, I didn't get to read everything. When I got to the end, I knew I didn't read it all because I didn't read anything about magic. So I may read it again and do it cover to cover to make sure that I read everything the second time around.

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  7. Yay! Always happy to share books with people.

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  8. Oh yayyyyy! I'm so excited to have you reading along. I'm really looking forward to reading it because everyone has such good things to say about it.

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  9. Oh, if you like NPH as an actor and person, I think you'll definitely enjoy his autobiography. It's a lot of fun to read, and it's so unique because you get to choose your own path after each section. I loved it!

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  10. This actually sounds like a fun concept. So you can read the book several times and it could always be somewhat new :)


    Alex - Funky Jungle

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  11. It was by NPH himself haha and I think he chose a logical order to include all the parts of it.

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  12. *read by NPH on the audiobook I mean

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  13. Exactly! I'm excited to read it again and see how it will end!

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  14. That's so awesome! I may try to listen to the audio book!

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  15. Ah, NPH is pretty awesome! I may have to add that one to my list. I've read Looking For Alaska and it's pretty good!

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  16. NPH is my homes. I love him! I've heard so many awesome things about Looking for Alaska. I'm so excited to really dive into it!

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  17. This is my TBR list! So glad you enjoyed it :)

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  18. Yay! This was such a fun and hilarious read, and I would expect nothing less from NPH. He's just an amazing human being.

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  19. EEEEEEEEK. I will definitely reread and jump on the hashtag train for Looking for Alaska! (Library was way out of NPH's book so I missed this month. Thumbs down.)

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