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Simon & Schuster
656 pages
Product Description
THE GREATEST IMMIGRANT SUCCESS STORY OF OUR TIME <BR><BR><B>His story is unique,</B> and uniquely entertaining, and he tells it brilliantly in these pages. <BR><BR><B>He was born in a year of famine,</B> 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. <BR><BR><B>By the age of twenty-one,</B> he was living in Los Angeles and had been crowned Mr. Universe. <BR><BR><B>Within five years,</B> he had learned English and become the greatest bodybuilder in the world. <BR><BR><B>Within ten years,</B> 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 <I>Stay Hungry</I>. <BR><BR><B>Within twenty years,</B> 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. <BR><BR><B>Thirty-six years after coming to America, </B>the man once known by fellow bodybuilders as the Austrian Oak was elected governor of California, the seventh largest economy in the world. <BR><BR>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. <BR><BR>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. <BR><BR><B>Until now,</B> he has never told the full story of his life, in his own voice. <BR><BR><B>Here is Arnold, with total recall.</B><B></B>