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The untitled nonfiction work, according to Crown Achetype, promises to deliver "an interactive, nonlinear reading experience that breaks the boundaries of conventional memoir. An accomplished amateur magician, 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."
"I'm excited to be writing a book of the observations and stories of my life," Harris 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?"
Crown Archetype is an imprint of the Crown Publishing Group at Random House.
Harris' Broadway credits include Assassins, Proof and Cabaret as well as the L.A. company of Rent, the Reprise! and New York Philharmonic productions of Company and Sweeney Todd and the London mounting of tick, tick...BOOM! Harris is also well known for his television work on "How I Met Your Mother" and "Doogie Howser, M.D." He has also hosted the Tony Awards three times.