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Arnold Schwarzenegger reveals book cover for 'Total Recall' memoir

April 16, 2012 |  8:10 am

Schwarzenegger_bookcoverArnold Schwarzenegger revealed the book cover of his upcoming memoir "Total Recall" on Monday morning on Twitter to his 2.4 million followers. His publisher, Simon & Schuster, followed up with an email with details.

The former California governor, movie star and champion bodybuilder is using social media to help complete the book. Last week he asked his followers to suggest stories or anecdotes they would like him to include.

On Monday on Facebook, he asked fans what picture they think should adorn the back cover, eliciting hundreds of responses. I'd have to say the "Terminator" face in the same pose has an appeal.

In addition to Facebook, the former governor has launched a page on Pinterest to gather those photo suggestions. Now that Mr. Universe is on Pinterest, who says it's just for girls? As "Saturday Night Live's" Hans and Franz told us, Schwarzenegger is no girlie man.

Schwarzenegger is working with co-writer Peter Petre, Fortune Magzine's editor and co-author of books by Alan Greenspan and Norman Schwarzkopf. Publisher Simon & Schuster writes:

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.

How much the book might include about his personal life -- in 2011 he was revealed to have fathered a child with a member of his household staff, precipitating a high-profile separation from wife Maria Shriver -- is not clear.

"Total Recall: My Unbelievably True Life Story" will hit shelves worldwide in October 2012.


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