Arnold: The Early Years (The Unauthorized Biography), by Wendy Leigh

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An update of the notorious 1990 book, "Arnold: An Unauthorized Biography."

When this book was originally published in 1990, Arnold Schwarzenegger wasn't happy. It portrayed Arnold as a man whose "superhuman physique is matched by his ego, drive, ambition, appetites (ALL types), instincts for self promotion, desire for total control over his image, demand for loyalty from friends, and truly Machiavellian cunning."

But Arnold had power. He was the number one movie star in the world at the time and he singled-handedly squelched whatever mojo the book might have had, telling TV producers and magazine editors that he would never again grace them with his presence if they gave the author any air time or print space.

That's why you've probably never heard of the book. Hard covers may be hard to come by, but you can easily download the updated Kindle version. I've little doubt most of what's in this book is true. The author lists over 43 pages of sources. Besides that, a lot of the stuff was commonly known among those of us in the business. (I was even a witness to one minor event.) You may respect Arnold less when you read this book. Then again, you might respect him more. Either way, it's a helluva' read. – TC Luoma 

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