Arnold Schwarzenegger to Release Memoir in 2012
"Total Recall" will discuss his governorship and bodybuilding and acting career.
Arnold Schwarzenegger has inked a deal to write a memoir, his publisher confirmed Thursday.
Total Recall will be published in October 2012, the New York Times reports. Simon & Schuster says it will discuss his time as California governor, as well as acting and bodybuilding careers.
“Truly, Arnold is one of the most fascinating figures of our time, and one of the greatest success stories in the world,” says Jonathan Karp, the publisher of Simon & Schuster, in a statement. “Nobody has a life story even close to his.”
No word if it will also include details about his divorce from Maria Shriver following the revelations that he fathered a child with the family's longtime housekeeper. Schwarzenegger's advance was also not disclosed.
Schwarzenegger began working on the memoir in 2010, according to Simon & Schuster. He's working with Peter Petre, who co-authored the autobiographies of Alan Greenspan and Norman Schwarzkopf and is the former executive editor of Fortune.
The publisher is expected to sell the book to foreign publishers at the Frankfurt Book Fair, the Times reports.
Simon & Schuster also published Schwarzenegger's last book, The Education of a Bodybuilder, in 1977.
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