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Paperback True Myths of Arnold Schwarzenegger: The Life and Times of Arnold Schwarzenegger, from Pumping Iron to Governor of California Book

ISBN: 1582344655

ISBN13: 9781582344652

True Myths of Arnold Schwarzenegger: The Life and Times of Arnold Schwarzenegger, from Pumping Iron to Governor of California

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Explores the life of a champion bodybuilder who, despite such handicaps as his name, heavy accent, and limited acting ability, became one of the highest-paid stars in Hollywood, in an extensively... This description may be from another edition of this product.

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5 ratings

Not very easy to read but has alot of information.

Although the book is not that flattering for Arnold its not that bad either. I stopped following his career in the early 90's and it has alot of information about him since then. Most of the information about his career early on and into the 80's I already knew but had more detail than in previous material I had read.

Great Book.

Great Book. Takes an honest look at the real life "Arnold Schwarzenegger". It may take the magic out of the man for some , but it puts a human face on one of the greatest personalities of our times. The book points out that, like all of us, Arnold has his imperfections, but through sheer will and a fanatical determination to succeed, he pulled himself up by his boot straps and propelled himself to success. An absolute "MUST READ" for all true Arnold fans.

I wish I never read this book...

I used to think Schwarzenegger was great... now I'm not so sure!!This book makes you realise that he is just one big marketing ploy. You also get to see that he is not a nice person - he tramples over people to get what he wants, and makes you realise that most of the charity work he does is only to make him look like a good person...I think this quote from the book sums him up, "I admire people like hitler..."EEK. Will change the way you see him drastically. I preferred my blind opinion of him before!!

One version of the truth

This book is crippled by a couple of factors, including the author's fetish for mocking Arnold's accent about twice a page. More seriously, no one close to Arnold cooperated in its writing (a fact that the author acknowledges and laments.)That understood, however, the books does offer a compelling version of Arnold's rise to prominence first as a bodybuilder and then as an actor. Written from a reasonably neutral standpoint -- the author comes across as more gadfly than antagonist, while certainly not a sycophant -- it seems fair in its criticisms and appropriate in its praise.

Really Good!

This is the best comedy i've ever seen, the part where the bunny finds arnold and kicks him in the nuts is THE funniest thing!
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