One of the most anticipated autobiographies of this generation, Arnold Schwarzenegger's Total Recall is the candid story of 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 21. Within 10 years, he was a millionaire businessman. After 20 years, he was the world's biggest movie star. In 2003, he was elected governor of California and became 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.
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It captured the essence of Arnold. It really sounded like he was talking.
The 1st chapter when Arnold reads.
One of my favorite biographies. I am a big fan and this was like getting inside his brain. Highly recommend.
Yes. Arnold has had an interesting life and a good story to tell.
The Gift Horse by Hildegarde Knef. They are both German speakers who overcame obstacles in their homelands and became successful in the US.
Arnold, the 95% sucess story
Yes, I would listen to Total Recall again. The author has had an incredibly interesting life. I have a newfound respect for Arnold after reading the book that I didn't have before. Book is an informative read to say the least. A man that earned everything he has ever had. Every step of the way, his life and drive were inspiring, seriously!
The book is long and never ever boring but it's length would make it impossible to listen to in one sitting unless you have nothing but time. I love LONG books!
Don't settle for someone you can live with. Find someone you can't live without.
Being in a similar age group to Mr Schwarzenegger I could relate to the times and social climate he grew up in. I've read critics remarks that the book demonstrated his huge ego blah blah. Well folks, that's true - but it's an autobiography. Who was he supposed to be talking about? I really enjoyed the way it was written in the first person, and that he narrated a few chapters himself - that really helped to get into it.
All in all, he has led an interesting and extraordinary life propelled by his self-confidence and determination. Yes he has a big ego, but he wouldn't have made much of himself if he hadn't. This is well worth buying and it's well narrated too. I found the chapters on those parts of his life not covered by the media to be fascinating; ie. his youth and the events that made him the larger than life figure he became.
I recommend this to anyone interested in people and what makes them who they are.
I would like my money back, all Schwarzenegger talks about is body building for to many chapters
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