Two books (fairly late review of them but recommended) I’ve read recently are Arnold Schwarzenegger’s “Total Recall: My Unbelievable True Life Story” and Keith Richard’s “Life,” which are two books about these men and their… lives? Yes, autobiographies, as in they wrote them and they are official. Both incredible tales, one focusing on the greatest immigrant story of our time and a rock star’s life that covers EVERYTHING expected and unexpected when it comes to The Rolling Stones guitarist.
Arnold Schwarzenegger’s book is amazing as any person can fathom. The most interesting chapters (in my opinion) are during his life growing up as a child, his early weightlifting years, and years in the United States before becoming a household name due to his action films. He follows his early years in the military driving tanks and of course, weightlifting as a teen. Fun Fact: Arnold Schwarzenegger’s weightlifting books are STILL best sellers in the weightlifting world. Another Fun Fact: Arnold Schwarzenegger was a millionaire BEFORE he was a household name with one-liners. Yes, he invested in property during the early years of living in the states which is pretty incredible, which was around the time he was dating a KENNEDY…
The book does go into this direction but not abrasive, because he has done some absolutely amazing things in his/with his life and has done more things in a year than some would do in an entire lifetime which is what keeps the book so interesting. The fact knowing where he came from and what he’s become sounds like a complete lie if his name isn’t dropped when describing the book. He does go into his affair territory later in the book, which took place during the Batman and Robin film so CHILL OUT if you’re looking for those kind of juicy details (an ICE Mr. Freeze pun.) Great book, rent if possible.
Now on to Keith Richard’s “Life” book. In all honesty you’re getting more than a book. Every single chapter in the book could be its own book. It is that crazy and the only thing crazier than the book is that he lived to tell us about it. The first chapter alone brings you into a police chase swallowing drugs and then the president gets involved in bailing him out. It is such a cluster of crazy touching base on this book will warp your brain because you (the reader) will assure to yourself “I would have died there” when moving on to the next chapter. Yes, this book is a must read.