Total Recall

Total Recall Summary

In his signature larger-than-life style, Arnold Schwarzenegger’s Total Recallis a revealing self-portrait of his illustrious, controversial, and truly unique life.

The greatest immigrant success story of our time.

His story is unique, and uniquely entertaining, and he tells it brilliantly in these pages.

He was born in a year of famine, in a small Austrian town, the son of an austere police chief. He dreamed of moving to America to become a bodybuilding champion and a movie star.

By the age of twenty-one, he was living in Los Angeles and had been crowned Mr. Universe.

Within five years, he had learned English and become the greatest bodybuilder in the world.

Within ten years, he had earned his college degree and was a millionaire from his business enterprises in real estate, landscaping, and bodybuilding. He was also the winner of a Golden Globe Award for his debut as a dramatic actor in Stay Hungry.

Within twenty years, he was the world’s biggest movie star, the husband of Maria Shriver, and an emerging Republican leader who was part of the Kennedy family.

Thirty-six years after coming to America, the man once known by fellow body­builders as the Austrian Oak was elected governor of California, the seventh largest economy in the world.

He led the state through a budget crisis, natural disasters, and political turmoil, working across party lines for a better environment, election reforms, and bipartisan solutions.

With Maria Shriver, he raised four fantastic children. In the wake of a scandal he brought upon himself, he tried to keep his family together.

Until now, he has never told the full story of his life, in his own voice.

Here is Arnold, with total recall.

Book Reviews


Wonderful Book5 star

This is a wonderful book by a truly amazing man. Very inspirational!55


Ubelievable and Truly Inspiring Real Life Story5 star

I’ve been an admirer and a fan of Arnold Schwarzenegger my entire life and his book provided great insight into a truly inspirational individual. I loved how he described the production of all those classic action hero films and everything he was going through in his life at the same time. If you are a fan of The Governator , you will enjoy this book the same.55


Great book!!5 star

What an inspirational story.55


Great book!5 star

Loved it!55


Gib dez peeple Aiyyyrrrr!!4 star

Good book. I recommend it to those who look up to him. He is a very inspirational man even though there is a lot of controversy that follows in his wake. Reading this book you can understand that all of us are just like him and we can shape our lives in anyway necessary.45


Total Recall3 star

I bought and read the book as I have followed body building for years and Arnold has always been a bit of an enigma. Never too sure what to make of the guy. His Austrian background did I think clarify much. But as a book to be bought and read by someone who really had no prior knowledge of the man I think it could bore as often he too appeared to be covered in Teflon and never being involved any off colour excitement. Even his affair was quite bland, it happened, blam, slam than you Sam!35


the man whit the big haughtiness and low brain1 star

one of the big layer of all times;personal,political and social15


Nyaawwuuhhh4 star



Great!5 star

Great Real Human! Great Real Story! Hopefully, a great real read...55


I'm waiting to read this book5 star

Arnol Is one of my idols55

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