Arnold is such an inspiration and I really could not wait to keep listening! This book kept me company during my morningwalks and since I never really wanted to pause but just keep listening I also kept walking :) longer walks, more story!
Good life lessons included. Never give up. Smile at the naysayers in your rear view mirror. Do more than you think you can do. Then, do it again; Reps ! Strong portrait of his clear ability to side step neurotic hand-wringing and get on with life. Representative mix of his lives...bodybuilding, entrepreneur, Governor and social. Interesting view to his interpersonal MO. (accurate in relationship with Franco, Lou, Sergio, Bill fellow body builders and Joe and Betty). Honest approach throughout. Shows few regrets, except for that A FunnyThing Happened tune that as you listen you feel must echo in his head....,,,,"everybody ought to have a maid".
Narrator : picked up Arnold's speech pattern, amazing,...but needs to work on his Calves.
Incredible insight and drive. Just an amazing human being. Excellently read. Arnold's ending chapter 69 (is that coincidental in a sexual way???) is a masterfully presented summary of inspiration! Loved the listen and the man, but not in a "Girlie" kind of way!!!
Honest and open, as any good memoir should be, an amazing and inspiring life!
But honest about his transgression and accepting of all of his decisions both good and bad. A hundred good decisions for every bad one. We are all human, some more exceptional than others.
It is the top autobiography that I have listened to. He just tells his story no BS just plain in simple. Kinda like Mick Foley did. It makes it great to hear how he came from nothing to become a superstar. He set his goals and worked his tail off to acheive them. Then he set new goals and followed that same method from body building, movies, to being Govenor.
His honesty about his life, what he did to make it, his mistakes and failures to his triumphs and success.
Yes but at 22 hours that wasn't possible.
The only thing I would have preferred is to have Arnold read the whole book. The narrator wasn't bad by any means but I just think it would have made the book that much greater!