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Neil Patrick Harris adding author to his stage, film, TV credits

books Updated: Sep 28, 2012 16:30 IST

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Neil Patrick Harris, star of stage, television and film, is adding "author" to his extensive résume.

The singer, director, producer, three-time Emmy-winning actor and perennial awards show host plans to release a memoir chronicling his life from Doogie Howser to coming out to "How I met your mother" to parenthood.

Yet to be titled, the comedy-heavy book will be "an imaginative nonfiction that delivers an interactive, nonlinear reading experience," Crown Archetype, which is publishing the book, announced on Friday.

Harris' memoir will release in print and digital formats across the U.S. and Canada in 2014.

"I'm excited to be writing a book of the observations and stories of my life," he said 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 began his Hollywood career in 1988, playing opposite Whoopi Goldberg in "Clara's Heart." From 1989 to 1993, he gained fame as the child lead character in "Doogie Howser, M.D."

Harris is also known for his roles as the womanizing Barney Stinson in "How I Met Your Mother," a fictionalized version of himself in the "Harold & Kumar" movie franchise and the title role in Joss Whedon's musical web series "Dr. Horrible's Sing-Along Blog."