Total Recall (Enhanced Edition): My Unbelievably True Life Story

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Simon and Schuster, Oct 1, 2012 - Biography & Autobiography - 656 pages
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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.


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A Human Being in Large Size Life
Get past the body building and action hero for a moment…. I just finished this book and found it incredible. Arnold has accomplished innumerable feats during his
life and has done even more to make a better world. I would recommend this book to anyone who likes bio's and positive efforts. He has met life's challenges and for the most part – he has conquered them. Yes, he made mistakes and is now paying for them. I am praying that his marriage will be saved and that he continues to make positive contributions to the world, especially in the areas of renewable energy and the relief of human suffering. 

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If you actually read this you'd see that he said he took steroids and didn't like them so he stopped. All of his muscles and success came from his hard work and dedication. And natural physique. Truly an amazing man.

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confessions of a tank Driver
Mr universe
Greetings from Los Angeles
Lazy Bastards
Experts in Marble and Stone
Learning American
Pumping iron
Dream Girl
Maria and Me
What Doesnt Kill us Makes us Stronger
Becoming American
The terminator
Marriage and Movies
Acknowledgments and Sources

The Greatest Muscle Show Ever
Stay hungry

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About the author (2012)

Arnold Schwarzenegger served as governor of California from 2003 to 2011. Before that, he had a long career, starring in such films as the Terminator series; Stay Hungry; 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, has never been out of print since.

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