Adam B. Vary
July 18, 2008 AT 04:00 AM EDT

My Incredibly Wonderful, Miserable Life

type
Book
Current Status
In Season
author
Adam Nimoy
publisher
Pocket Books
genre
Nonfiction, Memoir

We gave it a B

Yes, this ”anti-memoir” is written by the son of Spock, but My Incredibly Wonderful, Miserable Life isn’t your standard juicy child-of-a-celebrity tell-all, or even a behind-the-ears Star Trek geek-out. Although a stare-down between actor Leonard Nimoy and Charles Bronson is pretty fun, the sci-fi icon is ultimately as ”distant and lonely” a presence in the book as he apparently was in his son’s life. But with surprising charm and candor, the younger Nimoy recounts his own fatherhood, relating how his divorce (and corresponding end to a 30-year pot addiction) changed him and challenged his relationship with his two barely teenage kids. B

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