Arnold Schwarzenegger writing memoir titled 'Total Recall'


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Arnold Schwarzenegger is writing a memoir for release in October 2012, according to a statement from Simon & Schuster. Tentatively titled Total Recall: My Unbelievably True Life Story, the book will discuss the breakup of his marriage to Maria Shriver in addition to his youth in Austria and his work in bodybuilding, film, and politics. A source told PEOPLE that the book will “not be a tell-all.”

Simon & Schuster publisher Jonathan Karp said, “Truly, Arnold is one of the most fascinating figures of our time, and one of the greatest success stories in the world. Nobody has a life story even close to his.” The memoir will be co-written by Peter Petre, formerly the executive editor of Fortune, who also helped with books by Alan Greenspan and Norman Schwarzkopf.

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  • serbies

    thursdays are boring enough we need some arnold action…lol

  • Bruce Whitewood

    Arnold Schwarzenegger needs to do more dramas now rather than just doing huge action blockbusters again because he pigeonholed himself as an actor who just did action movies. He is an underrated actor. So, I hope that he does more dramas, tries to reach his full potential as an actor and tries to win an Oscar.

    • ERNIE

      Ummm. Dramas? That’s kind of out of his range.

      • Monty

        Ok dude, I’ve seen you post this same diatribe on different actors all over this website. What is your angle? Are you that bored? Do you work for EW? is it sarchasm? Let me in on the joke! What am I missing???

      • ERNIE

        I have?

    • Perdita

      @Bruce, I think you’re right. He lived a lie for a long time, keeping the housekeeper around … that fiction alone deserves an Oscar nod.

  • Lorraine

    It is a shame that Arnold Schwarzenegger’s marriage collapsed right when he is finally making his comeback to movies. Marriage, in my experience, takes work.
    I think my husband taught me a lot about inner beauty and confidence in myself. I’m slim but voluptuous. I’ve got curves and a large bust but it seemed that men were more interested in my chest than my personality. My exes seemed obsessed with my cleavage. They were always going on about my breasts, and in bed they practically worshipped them, while I wished they concentrated their attention elsewhere.
    My husband’s in love with the person inside of me, and the outside of me is just a bonus. I feel better—so much better now than I ever did in my twenties. I know who I am. And as a result, I feel much sexier.

    • sethdellinger

      Who gives a crap?

      • Monty

        Once more, here is another post literally word for word the same as it is across several different articles. Why bother? is this a bot program generating page hits for advertising purposes? Is the person who posts these comments that bored? or is this an elaborate inside joke?


    I can’t wait to read the chapter about his attraction to fugly women.

  • UGH

    I hope it’s written in his Austrian accent.

    • Jay

      “get to da choppa”

      • Monty

        I would purchase the book on tape just for the laughs!

  • enough

    These people never stop do they? Who cares about this Chump. I will never do “Arnold” anything again. He should go to some personal community service time in Calif. GIVE BACK to Californians. Adios Amigo!!!!!!!!!!

  • Dano Rogers

    Shouldn’t the name of his book be ” True Lies” Instead of total recall. Watch them change it !

    • KC

      There’s a chapter about all of his affairs and STD’s that’s entitled, “It’s Not A Tumah”

  • Pantheon

    Arnold’s story is unique? Well it doesn’t seem so, there are a lot of “struggles to become successful” stories in America. But I hold a special kind of disdain for Arnold, who basically sh*t on a Kennedy and ruthlessly ‘used’ women to feed his ego. The autobiography might be too soon for some. And, given his story isn’t unique (at least to me), why would I read anything except a tell-all? Story needs a new spin.

  • huangzhenwei

    These people never stop do they? Who cares about this Chump. I will never do “Arnold” anything again. He should go to some personal community service time in Calif. GIVE BACK to Californians. Adios Amigo!!!!!!!!!!
    I’m Female, 22, and just this Christmas had a brief encounter with a mature man. It was wonderful. We met via internet dating on this site: SeekSugarDad.C óM- a good way to meet like-minded people, and he actually approached me first. It just so happens I like older man and he likes woman around my age. We had an amazing day and later on he joined me at a hotel. It was like a fantasy come true. Amazing company, amazing sex too and a really warm and loving man. He will turn 36 this month, and my goodness what a connection we had that day.——–

  • Clete

    “Co-written by Peter Petre”…translation, Peter Petre will write the book, Arnold Schwarzenegger will babble into a microphone, and the real writer( Petre) will put this into some kind of written form.

  • wgalvira

    Awesome! The great Ahnold is recalling how he totaly fu#$ed up his near perfect life and terminated his own family honor.

    • wgalvira

      And engaged in a ” raw deal” in his wife’s bedroom.

  • amy

    IMO, Maria Shriver should’ve been allowed to beat the hell out of him and that slut he slept with in Maria’s bed, with a baseball bat!!!

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