Schwarzenegger's "Total Recall" Memoir Due Out in 2012

By Jonathan Lloyd
|  Thursday, Sep 22, 2011  |  Updated 12:20 PM PDT
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The Governator: Bodybuilder, Actor, Politician

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Then-Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger looks on during a bill signing ceremony at the Santa Clara Water District offices November 10, 2009.

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Former Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger has a book deal to publish his memoir in October 2012. The working title: "Total Recall: My Unbelievably True Life Story.''

The publisher, Simon & Schuster, called it  "a larger-than-life portrait of his illustrious, controversial and ever-entertaining life in and out of the public eye.''

It's likely to touch on apsects of his life as a bodybuilder, actor and former California governor. The book will not be "a tell-all," an unidentified source told People magazine.

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

Schwarzenegger, 64, grew up in Austria. The "Austrian Oak" eventually moved to Venice Beach, where he continued bodybuilding and began an acting career that started out with such movies as "Hercules in New York" (Click here to watch him fight a man in a bear suit in Central Park) and led to some of the most well-known action movies of all time

Financial terms of the book deal were not disclosed.

Schwarzenegger began working on the book in 2010. He will collabarate with Peter Petre, who has worked on books about Federal Reserve Chairman Alan Greenspan and Gen. Norman Schwarzkopf.

Previous Schwarzenegger books, most of which focused on his bodybuilding career, included "The Education of a Bodybuilder" (1977), "Encyclopedia of Modern Bodybuilding" (1987) and "Arnold" (1999).

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