Neil Patrick Harris, 1st Edition

  • Cherese Cartlidge
  • Published By: Lucent Press (Rosen)
  • ISBN-10: 1420508784
  • ISBN-13: 9781420508789
  • DDC: 792.02
  • Grade Level Range: 7th Grade - 10th Grade
  • 104 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2012 | Published/Released March 2012
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2012

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Former teen idol Neil Patrick Harris can be described as something of a Renaissance man -- someone who is intelligent and accomplished in a variety of areas, and can act, sing, dance, play music, and perform live. Harris's career has spanned more than twenty years. During that time, he has gone from playing the baby-faced do-gooder Doogie Howser in the late 1980s and early 1990s to playing the phenomenal cad Barney Stinson today. He has found enormous popularity in both of these roles. Neil Patrick Harris is widely admired not just for his many talents, but also for his openness and honesty about his own life and his willingness to be open and frank about his homosexuality. This has made him a role model to others who have struggled with their own sexual identity. Above all, Harris's ability to integrate his identity and skills into his many projects has made him one of Hollywood's most versatile stars.

Features and Benefits

  • Offering insight into the lives of people who have made an impact in the modern era, PEOPLE IN THE NEWS volumes are sure to be of interest to students researching current topics and popular culture.
  • Through quotations from the individual profiled as well as from friends, supporters, and critics, readers learn how these men and women view themselves as well as how other regard them.
  • Each book in this series includes sidebars, photographs, annotated bibliographies, timelines, and comprehensive indexes.


"People in the News is a series that covers the lives of contemporary newsmakers of all ages in movies, in the arts, science, politics and everyday life and includes their contributions, achievements, and information about their lives."---Book of Note 2011, Tri State Young Adult Review Group

— Tri State Young Adult Book Review Committee

"Junior high librarians will find this series to be a solid addition to their biography section. The tales about each person gleaned from a broad variety of sources show students the value of balanced reporting. The vivid color photos and user-friendly layout of the books as well as their moderate length will provide students with a thorough yet undaunting look at people they care about who are in the news."--- VOYA October 2007

— Mary Ann Darby

"This volume will be useful in libraries where celebrity biographies are in demand." -- School Library Journal (March 2003)

— School Library Journal