Total Recall (Enhanced Edition)
My Unbelievably True Life Story
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This special enhanced edition of Total Recall includes over 150 photos with narration by Arnold Schwarzenegger along with video clips from his careers in bodybuilding, film, and politics.
Arnold Schwarzenegger’s story is unique, and uniquely entertaining, and he tells it brilliantly in Total Recall.
He was born in a year of famine, in a small Austrian town, the son of an austere police chief. He dreamed of moving to America to become a bodybuilding champion and a movie star.
By the age of twenty-one, he was living in Los Angeles and had been crowned Mr. Universe.
Within five years, he had learned English and become the greatest bodybuilder in the world.
Within ten years, he had earned his college degree and was a millionaire from his business enterprises in real estate, construction, and bodybuilding. He was also the winner of a Golden Globe Award for his debut as a dramatic actor in Stay Hungry.
Within twenty years, he was the world’s biggest movie star, the husband of Maria Shriver, and an emerging Republican leader who was part of the Kennedy family.
Thirty-six years after coming to America, the man once known by fellow bodybuilders as the Austrian Oak was elected governor of California, the seventh largest economy in the world.
He led the state through a budget crisis, natural disasters, and political turmoil, working across party lines for a better environment, election reforms, new infrastructure to rebuild California, and bipartisan solutions.
Until now, he has never told the full story of his life, including his greatest successes and his biggest failures, in his own voice.
Here is Arnold, with total recall.
An amazing man and life...
He tells his story, warts and all. Sure, he's made mistakes, but who hasn't. He admits to them and hopes to move past them. He willl be remembered as the greatest action star of all time, a true immigrant success story and an all around amazing man.
Wow! What a great book! Love Arnold!
Inspiring! Great Read!
Truly awesome book. I normally don't write reviews but this book was excellent. I found myself glued to it right away! I found myself laughing many times, feeling his feelings, and also reminiscing over those Arnold movies I saw as a child. He has a great sense off humor and knows how to tell his story well. Never once did I find myself bored with a chapter or segment of his book. Brutally honest and full of love. I would lay money down on saying that you would enjoy this book!
- Category: Biographies & Memoirs
- Published: Oct 01, 2012
- Publisher: Simon & Schuster
- Seller: Simon and Schuster Digital Sales Inc.
- Print Length: 656 Pages
- Language: English