Born in Heidelberg, Germany, to a US military family, Ian Harding discovered acting at a young age. He attended Carnegie Mellon University's School of Drama and moved to Los Angeles shortly after graduating to pursue acting and writing. He is best known for his role as Ezra Fitz on Freeform's (formerly known as ABC Family) Pretty Little Liars, for which he has won seven Teen Choice awards. Ian is passionate about birding and nature, and he tries to spend as much time outdoors as humanly possible.
"The author deftly interweaves both acting and nature loving into a unique group of memories and experiences...Animal lovers in particular will find much to savor in this endearing, breezy memoir from a young, enterprising Hollywood actor." --Kirkus Reviews "Harding recounts with charm and enthusiasm his road to success as an actor (including the semester he had to spend portraying a jellyfish) and his rediscovery of the joys of birding." --Booklist "Actor [Ian] Harding's breezy memoir uses his hobby of birdwatching as a lens to muse about his career, craft and values... audiences will take away refreshing insights from a likable nature lover." --Publishers Weekly "Like a bird that migrates from the Arctic to the tropics, actor Ian Harding is a creature of two worlds, equally at home in Hollywood and on the wilderness birding trail. His unique memoir -- smart, funny, and full of heart -- is a joy to read." --Kenn Kaufman, author of Kingbird Highway and Kaufman Field Guide to Birds of North America "I laughed (a lot), I cried and enjoyed every minute of it." --Keegan Allen, bestselling author of love.life.beauty "A truly delightful read... Smart, perceptive, engaging and laugh-out-loud funny, it is the ultimate field guide to the plumage, social habits and often hilarious rituals of two surprisingly similar worlds--Hollywood and birding." --Stephen Harding, New York Times bestselling author of The Last Battle (and proud father)