My Incredibly Wonderful, Miserable Life by Adam Nimoy
An Anti-Memoir

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Adam Nimoy delivers the story of his incredibly wonderful miserable life as an assortment of life lessons, anecdotes, and rants as provocative as they are entertaining, outlining how he comes into his own after a major mid-life crisis. Writing about growing up as the son of Spock to writing about fathering his own children after a divorce, Nimoy weaves together the ups and downs of life as a son, a father, and a drug addict. With witty humor and honest insight, he touches on the challenges of overcoming his drug addiction, and the vicious cycle of marijuana use that drove him to seek help from the most unlikely of sources: a childhood friend he reconnects with when he drops off his 14 year old daughter at her friend's house. An attorney who also becomes a producer, Adam takes the reader on a bumpy road of success and failure. But the career that took him years to build comes tumbling down in just a few months when drug withdrawl has him show up to work irritable and filled with rage. Only when he begins to embrace experiences like teaching a young boy to read while substitute teaching, is he able to realize that success can be more than 'live long and prosper.' Woven into the recovery memoir are humorous tales of the forty something's LA singles scene. Adam delivers a unique account of life before and after rock bottom, bringing the reader along with him at warp speed through a life that truly is incredibly wonderful and miserable.
 

About Adam Nimoy

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Adam Nimoy is an instructor at the New York Film Academy.
 
Published July 22, 2008 by Pocket. 304 pages
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, Humor & Entertainment. Non-fiction

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Perhaps in reaction to his childhood with (but mostly without) a workaholic and absentee father, connecting with his own children became the author’s primary concern.

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Nimoy knows some people will only be interested in his story because of his family connection to the Star Trek actor, his father Leonard Nimoy;

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Entertainment Weekly

THE NEXT GENERATION Adam Nimoy, son of Leonard ''Mr. Spock'' Nimoy of Star Trek fame, details his relationship with his dad, and his own kids, in his ''anti-memoir''

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Adam delivers a unique account of life before and after rock bottom, bringing the reader along with him at warp speed through a life that truly is incredibly wonderful and miserable.

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