The man has had quit the life and well worth hearing
I would say arnold(doooo)
It was a good book told well i could the sound very well and would tell people to buy it
I listen to books while working, it makes me want to get up an get to work especially when its a great book.
I loved hearing Arnold talk about his family life, his body building years, and the movies he made.
Arnold, his strength
When he was talking about his mother and Maria's mother, and what they ment to him. The things he learned from Maria's family.
I love Arnold, I saw Conan 7 times when it came out. He does sound a bit arrogant though. He was so much the control freak and though that led to much success in his movie and political career I think that it did effect his family life. It's sad that he and Maria have split but I don't know why he would put all that he had on the line for a one time thing with the maid. After listening to it twice, he doesnt appear to me to be a person that would make such a mistake so carelessly. I wonder..............
This autobiography offers no more or no less than what you would expect. The book provides a complete and satisfying account of his rise to fame and accomplishments. You can really get a sense of his mindset. He describes his poor rural life in Austria, coming to America, his body building days, Conan the Barbarian, Hollywood success, life in the Kennedy family, and finally his governorship. All the while he puts a strong emphasis on the virtues of hard work and salesmanship. Near the end he admits to cheating on his wife with the nanny, and says there was no excuse for it. He doesn't mention any other kinds of infidelity. He claims also that he is not trying to be a role model when he rides his bicycle in Santa Monica without a helmet. But at the same time he frames this book as a rich source self-improvement nuggets such as "do more reps", "don't be lazy", "your brain is like a muscle, exercise it" etc.
The first and last chapters are narrated by the author. The narrator of the other chapters however is not Schwarzeneggerish in any way and refuses to use any accents at any time even though he almost slips a couple times when delivering some classic Schwarzenegger one liners.
He's an egomaniac, and still didn't tell the whole truth.
I felt sorry for the people he had hurt.
He should go and find brigitte nielsen drunk in the park and spend their wrecked lives together.
Say something about yourself!
he did well for himself. good for him. lots of respect for his hard work. he could be more humble! Most importantly, NEVER F*CK WITH OUR KENNEDYS! Photoshopping your stupid mug for the cover makes you look more like an A hole.
At least he had the balls too make an insincere apology to Maria. I really didn't think he would put that in the book.
I was prepared not to like this because Arnold was so mean to our girl Maria. He is a master of rationalization and makes sure he gets his licks in. But overall, this is an unbelievable true life story. Fascinating.
There are some interesting stories if you can trudge thru all of the lengthy and un necessary details. The length of this book could have EASILY been cut in half. Way too much time spent on bodybuilding career and movie script details for movies that most of us have already seen. He actually spends about 5 minutes talking about turning the lights off in his house and his wife and daughters' fear of the dark. Narcissists must think people really care about this stuff. That said - I do like his positive attitude and Arnold did achieve a lot of worldly success. Like he said in the book - he is a self made man. No humility or credit given to God though. I feel bad for his wife and kids for his infidelity and selfish desire to fulfill his insecurity by having an affair with his house maid.
Arnold Schwarzeneggerwa's tells he's life the way it happened without hiding he's mistakes or triumphs.
No but i have seen every movie.
It made Arnold Schwarzeneggerwa very differently after reading. It made me realise i need to be more proactive and driven in my own life.
I am about half way through this audio book and I am really enjoying it. I have always enjoyed Arnie's movies and its really great to learn more about his life and how he came to be an actor etc. Its also an intro. for me to the world of body building - something I knew nothing about. Its also very interesting to hear about all the other famous people Arnie comes across from the movie and political world.
Another strong theme in the book is how Arnie built his wealth through his business activities. He basically arrived in the USA with nothing and built wealth from scratch. Overall an inspiring and entertaining story on many levels!
I have followed Arnold's career off and on since Pumping Iron came out. He tells everything in detail and explains it to be easy to follow and understand. I'm sure he left several things out for whatever reason, but that is fine. The book reads great and I would recommend it to anyone.There are some funny moments along the way and I found it hard to put down.
Like him or hate him, he has powerful drive when he sets his mind to something.