09/25/2012 04:02 pm ET Updated Feb 02, 2016

Neil Patrick Harris Plans Memoir Set For 2014 Release

From Emmy-winning sitcom star to Tony Awards host to doting dad, Neil Patrick Harris just might be the consummate multi-tasker.

The "How I Met Your Mother" actor will soon get a chance to try a new hat on for size, as he's just signed a book deal. The project, described by the New York Times as "a work of imaginative nonfiction that delivers an interactive, nonlinear reading experience" is set for publication in spring 2014.

A (presumably cheeky) news release, cited by both the Times and Playbill, describes Harris as "an accomplished amateur magician," and says the actor 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 novice scribe, 39, seems to be thanking Tina Fey in inspiring his decision to pen a memoir, which has been acquired by Crown Archetype of Random House’s Crown Publishing Group.

"I'm excited to be writing a book of the observations and stories of my life," Harris is quoted as saying. "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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