Sunday, January 11, 2015

Blogging For Books: NPH Choose Your Own Autobiography

True story: on my first date with Craig, I admitted to him my love of celebrity gossip. That guilty pleasure was shared, and then we decided to get married. That is our love story in a nutshell. I mean, I guess there is a little more to it.

When I heard that Neil Patrick Harris' memoir was coming out, I was interested to read it. I mean, he was a child star that really didn't go crazy. In fact, I don't really remember a lot from him other than Doogie until How I Met Your Mother came out. I have seen him dance and sing on the Tony's and guest judge on So You Think You Can Dance. He also is able to convincingly play a character like Barney, when he is almost the exact opposite of that in real life. When I heard it was going to be a choose your own adventure" style book, I was excited to see how it would work. I mean, an autobiography is a true story so how would it work.

So when I was browsing the Blogging For Books website, looking for my first book, and saw this own I jumped at the chance to get my own copy. There was only one copy left, and it was an e-book. Now I don't hate my Nook. I mean, I like to use it for magazine subscriptions, when I travel and it makes checking books out from the library super convenient. BUT, I still prefer hard copy books. But, I decided to go for it and request the e-book. There was a bit of a SNAFU, and with the holidays I didn't recieve my link for the download for a couple weeks, but once it was figured out, I got it safely loaded on my reader. And started reading.
I will be honest, I don't know if I read the entire book or not. I mean, I think I did. I went through it a couple times, but with the format, I still may fave missed something. Overall, it was what I expected. It was a humorous look at the life of NPH. He talked about his start in acting, how he learned magic, his dislike for Dustin Diamond, his coming out in Hollywood and more. There was also some name dropping, some "wrong turns" where the reader dies and a couple of random things (letters, a drink recipe etc.)

This was a fun read and I enjoyed it. He didn't go into depth on anything overly emotional. I think I would have liked a hard copy much better. With the e-reader it was difficult to go back and try to start over or to choose the other ending.

What are you reading right now?

I received a copy of this book from Blogging for Books for my honest review. All opinions are my own!