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Neil Patrick Harris to Narrate THE BRO CODE FOR PARENTS Audiobook

Simon & Schuster Audio is pleased to announce that award-winning actor Neil Patrick Harris will narrate THE BRO CODE FOR PARENTS: What to Expect When You're Awesome as Barney Stinson, due out October 2, 2012. The audiobook will be available unabridged on CD and for digital download.

Harris is best known for his Emmy-nominated role as Barney Stinson on How I Met Your Mother and the title role on Doogie Howser, M.D., for which he received a Golden Globe nomination. He has also starred as a fictionalized version of himself in the Harold & Kumar series and played the title role in Joss Whedon's musical web series Dr. Horrible's Sing-Along Blog. Harris has appeared on Broadway in Cabaret, Proof, and Assassins.

"I love listening to THE BRO CODE FOR PARENTS, because it's exactly how I hear Barney's voice in my head," says co-author Matt Kuhn, a writer for How I Met Your Mother. "It's like my grandmother always said: 'Why read when you can have beloved star of stage and screen Neil Patrick Harris read for you?'"

THE BRO CODE FOR PARENTS is the newest addition to the Barney Stinson canon, following the New York Times bestsellers also read by Harris, THE BRO CODE and THE PLAYBOOK. THE BRO CODE FOR PARENTS helps teach prospective parents everything they need to know to have a legendary kid by answering some the toughest questions facing new parents: Will I ever be able to do awesome things again? Will I be able to afford this? Can I ever have sex again? Will I be a good parent? Am I able to love this child as much as I love my own life? Can I ever have sex again?

Stinson says the answer to all of these questions is a rock solid "no." But just because your life is now a petrifying turd on the canvas of life doesn't mean your kid has to be as lame as you are about to become. And he's here to help anyone become an "awesomommy" or "legendaddy."

THE BRO CODE FOR PARENTS will also be available in print and as an ebook from Touchstone Books.

ABOUT THE PUBLISHER: Simon & Schuster Audio is a leading publisher of general interest audiobooks including bestselling fiction, nonfiction, business/finance, self-improvement, inspiration, language learning programs, original audiobook productions, and children's titles. In addition to a list that includes such unparalleled authors as Mary Higgins Clark, Vince Flynn, Ernest Hemingway, Stephen King, Michael Lewis, and David McCullough. Simon & Schuster Audio has produced audiobooks that have won seven Grammy Awards and earned thirty-five Grammy nominations since 1989. For more information about Simon & Schuster Audio, visit our website at

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ABOUT THE AUTHORS: Barney Stinson is awesome. When he's not busy penning bestselling books or blowing up the blogosphere with, Barney spends his precious time seducing buxom bimbos, collecting and consuming rare Scotches, posing as a backstage photographer at fashion shows, staging underground gladiatorial events, gardening, studding out one of his eighty-three Thoroughbred racehorses, working at a Wall Street bank, and making very brief appearances at charity events . . . like, long enough to get photographed but not so long that he'd be expected to write a check or know what the charity does.

Matt Kuhn is a writer for the TV show How I Met Your Mother. In addition to producing "Barney's Blog" and drumming for Robin Sparkles, he has written eight episodes for the show featuring such special guest stars as Bryan Cranston, Jennifer Lopez, and "Weird Al" Yankovic . . . yes, that "Weird Al." This is his fourth book in collaboration with Barney Stinson after The Bro Code, Bro on the Go, and The Playbook. Matt makes his home in Los Angeles with his wife, Alecia, and their dog-turned-fashion-model, Maggie.

Photo Credit: Walter McBride / Retna Ltd.

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