Arnold Schwarzenegger to Write His Memoir

Sep 22, 2011 5:17pm

Arnold Schwarzenegger is finally ready to tell his story — at least most of it.

Schwarzenegger, 64, is writing a memoir for release in October 2012, according to a statement from Simon & Schuster, the book’s publisher.

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Tentatively titled, “Total Recall: My Unbelievably True Life Story,” the book will discuss the recent breakup of his marriage to Maria Shriver, his childhood in Austria and his careers in bodybuilding, film and politics.

Some things will not be in the book, however.

“This book will not be a tell-all,” a source told People magazine.

“He has been keeping notes and working on the book for over a year,” his spokesman, Adam Mendelsohn, told People. “He didn’t want to write his autobiography while he was governor.”

Instead, he’ll write it in between shooting scenes for his next film, “The Expendables 2,” with Sylvester Stallone. Peter Petre, former executive editor of Fortune, who also collaborated on books with Alan Greenspan and Norman Schwarzkopf, will be the co-writer.

In a statement, Simon & Schuster publisher Jonathan Karp said, “Truly, Arnold is one of the most fascinating figures of our time and one of the greatest success stories in the world. Nobody has a life story even close to his.”

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