‘I’ll Be Back’… in Print: Schwarzenegger to Pen Autobiography

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But who will play him in the movie?

The 64-year-old former bodybuilder, movie star, and governor is writing a memoir, which will be released by Simon & Schuster in October 2012.  The working title of the book is Total Recall: My Unbelievably True Life Story.

From Schwarzenegger’s upbringing in Austria to his realization of the American dream here in the U.S. (four Mr. Universe titles! international celebrity and fame! feuding with “girlie men” as California’s Governator!), the book will chronicle the many incarnations of Ah-nuld.

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“Truly, Arnold is one of the most fascinating figures of our time, and one of the greatest success stories in the world,” Simon & Schuster publisher Jonathan Karp said in a press release.  “Nobody has a life story even close to his.”

Total Recall will touch on the breakup of his marriage to Maria Shriver, though a source tells People that “this book will not be a tell-all.”  The couple split in 2011 amid revelations that Schwarzenegger fathered a child with one of their household employees.

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Simon & Schuster published Schwarzenegger’s first book, The Education of a Bodybuilder, in 1977.  He has been working on this autobiography since 2010, and is now collaborating with writer Peter Petre, who has co-authored several other memoirs.

The former governor is also currently involved in several film projects (including the Expendables 2 with Sylvester Stallone), as well as philanthropic ventures.  Recently he founded the nonprofit R20, which will promote climate change awareness.

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Allison Berry is a contributor at TIME.  You can continue the discussion on TIME’s Facebook page and on Twitter at @TIME.