Ah-nuld is back, and in this version of “Total Recall,” all of the memories promise to be real.
Arnold Schwarzenegger is releasing his memoir, “Total Recall,” on Oct. 1, published by Simon & Schuster. It details his meteoric rise from “Terminator” to Governator, detailing his beginnings as an Austrian bodybuilding sensation who became a Hollywood star and then the governor of California.Video: Check out Schwarzenegger’s explosive book trailer (on this page)
“But this story, you know,’’ Schwarzenegger says in an online video trailer for the book. “But are you ready for the story you don’t?’’
What he may be hinting at in the trailer is that Schwarzenegger, 65, also will reportedly give his side of the story of the paternity scandal that wrecked his marriage of 25 years to Maria Shriver, according to a report by The Daily Beast. He has already taken his first steps back into the spotlight after laying low following the scandal and the end of his tenure as governor in January 2011. He had a cameo in last month’s “The Expendables 2” and also has a starring role in the “The Last Stand,” set for a January release.
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“Truly, Arnold is one of the most fascinating figures of our time, and one of the greatest success stories in the world,” Jonathan Karp, the publisher of Simon & Schuster, said in a statement last year when the book deal was announced. “Nobody has a life story even close to his.”
Shriver is reportedly apprehensive about the upcoming book, wondering why he would publicly talk about his affair with their housekeeper that resulted in a son, according to the Daily Beast report. Schwarzenegger kept it a secret for 14 years before admitting to it to Shriver shortly before he left office in January 2011, causing their publicly announced separation four months later.
Schwarzenegger has also publicly acknowledged past steroid use during his bodybuilding career, but it is unclear whether that will be addressed in the book. He has been working on the book since 2010, and it is not his first foray into publishing. He released “The Education of a Bodybuilder” in 1977, which is still in print, and he also released “Encyclopedia of Modern Bodybuilding” in 1987. Both are still steady sellers.
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