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Arnold Schwarzenegger wants fans to help design his book jacket

April 16, 2012 | 12:58 pm


Former Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger has turned his upcoming memoir into a social media experiment.

First, he invited his Facebook fans and Twitter followers to suggest topics for his upcoming autobiography, “Total Recall: My Unbelievably True Life Story,” which is set to be published by Simon and Shuster in October. Now, Schwarzenegger is asking his online fans to suggest art for the book’s back cover.

Schwarzenegger wrote on his website that he is planning three different images for the back jacket of the book which “will showcase the three major stages of my life. It will represent my career in bodybuilding, my acting career and my time as governor.”

Which image best tells the story of Schwarzenegger’s seven years in office in Sacramento? Perhaps an image of the former Terminator star battling Count Cartaxula during the 2005 special election campaign? Or maybe one of Schwarzenegger at the state fairgrounds literally turning off a giant spigot of faux red ink to criticize the Legislature's spending?

Now you, gentle reader, can help Arnold choose.

As Schwarzenegger explained on his website Monday, “Yes, I could sit in a dark room and choose them myself, but that's no fun, and I'm just one person.”


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Photo: Then-Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger during a Capitol press conference in 2005. Credit: Rich Pedroncelli/ Associated Press