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Total Recall: My Unbelievably True Life Storyby Arnold Schwarzenegger
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One of the most anticipated autobiographies of this generation, Arnold Schwarzenegger’s Total Recall is the candid story by one of the world’s most remarkable actors, businessmen, and world leaders.
Born in the small city of Thal, Austria, in 1947, Arnold Schwarzenegger moved to Los Angeles at the age of twenty-one. Within ten years, he was a millionaire businessman. After twenty years, he was the world’s biggest movie star. In 2003, he was elected governor of California and a household name around the world.
Chronicling his embodiment of the American Dream, Total Recall covers Schwarzenegger’s high-stakes journey to the United States, from creating the international bodybuilding industry out of the sands of Venice Beach, to breathing life into cinema’s most iconic characters, and becoming one of the leading political figures of our time. Proud of his accomplishments and honest about his regrets, Schwarzenegger spares nothing in sharing his amazing story.
"Bodybuilder turned actor turned politician Arnold Schwarzenegger narrates the opening and closing chapters of his memoir, but leaves the remainder of the recording in Stephen Lang's capable hands. In giving voice to the Gover-nator's first-person narrative, Lang works to evoke Schwarzenegger's distinct accent and vocal mannerisms without falling into the trap of mimicry. Ultimately, he succeeds at this effort, particularly in portraying Schwarzenegger's notorious bluster and machismo. Passages related to Schwarzenegger's family tragedies — the loss of his brother in particular — and his courtship of and marriage to Maria Shriver prove especially poignant, as the tough guy comes to terms with tenderness. A Simon & Schuster hardcover." Publishers Weekly Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.
About the Author
Arnold Schwarzenegger was born in Thal, Austria in 1947, and served as governor of California from 2003-2011. Before that, he had a long career, starring in such films as the Terminator series; Stay Hungry, for which he won a Golden Globe; Twins; Predator; and Junior. His first book Arnold: The Education of a Bodybuilder was a bestseller when published in 1977 and, along with his Encyclopedia of Modern Bodybuilding, have never been out of print since.
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