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Neil Patrick Harris's memoir is scheduled for a 2014 release date.

Neil Patrick Harris will release a memoir in 2014

Neil Patrick Harris, multi-hyphenate entertainer, will release a memoir in 2014 about his career so far.

Because clearly he hasn’t yet conquered enough fields of entertainment, actor Neil Patrick Harris is writing a memoir, currently scheduled for release in 2014.

The book by Harris, who currently stars on the TV show “How I Met Your Mother” and has also served as an awards host, director, producer, and magician as well as performing on Broadway, will be “a work of imaginative nonfiction that delivers an interactive, nonlinear reading experience that breaks the boundaries of conventional memoir,” according to a statement from the book’s publisher Crown Archetype.

Harris will “draw upon his love of adventure and surprise in creating the book, as well as upon the many roles he has played in his life and career – from being a child star to coming out, and from acting on Broadway to becoming a proud father,” the statement continued.

Harris’s show “How I Met Your Mother” will continue for at least another season through this spring, and he will appear in the film “The Smurfs 2,” which is due in 2013, reprising his role as protagonist Patrick Winslow. He hosted the Tony Awards for the third time this past June and is reportedly involved in a sequel to the musical web series “Dr. Horrible’s Sing-Along Blog,” which its creator Joss Whedon said will start filming this spring.

“I'm excited to be writing a book of the observations and stories of my life," Harris said in a statement about his memoir. "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?”

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