Arnold Schwarzenegger TOTAL RECALL Book Jacket Unveiled Today






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New York, N.Y., Monday, April 16, 2012 – Today Simon & Schuster unveiled the book jacket for Arnold Schwarzenegger’s autobiography, TOTAL RECALL: My Unbelievably True Life Story, which will be published globally in October 2012.


The book jacket art was first unveiled on Twitter this morning by Governor Schwarzenegger.  Schwarzenegger has been utilizing social media platforms on Twitter and Facebook in a truly unique way to involve fans in plans for the book.  Last week he asked fans and followers to engage in a brainstorming session online to suggest themes, stories, and ideas he might include in the book and the response was overwhelming.  Today he has asked fans for suggestions of their favorite photographs of Schwarzenegger from different stages of his life – his bodybuilding, acting and political careers.  The book's back cover will be used to depict his years as an athlete, movie star, and Governor.  More details are available at


One of the most anticipated autobiographies of this generation, Arnold Schwarzenegger’s Total Recall is the candid story by one of the world’s most remarkable actors, businessmen, and world leaders.


Born in the small city of Thal, Austria, in 1947, Schwarzenegger moved to Los Angeles at the age of twenty-one. Within ten years, he was a millionaire businessman. After twenty years, he was the world’s biggest movie star. In 2003, he was elected governor of California and 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.


Schwarzenegger began working on his biography in 2010, and is formally collaborating with Peter Petre, former Executive Editor of Fortune and the co-author of bestselling autobiographies by Alan Greenspan, Norman Schwarzkopf, and Thomas Watson, Jr.


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