Schwarzenegger’s Memoir Tells of "Hot Affair" and GOP War Sessions

Trending News Channel
Videos Highlighting The Latest Search Trends.
Oct. 1 2012 6:04 PM

Schwarzenegger’s Memoir Tells of "Hot Affair" and GOP War Sessions


Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images.

Former California governor and reborn action hero Arnold Schwarzenegger has a memoir out this week, and it's already proving to be great fodder for tabloids.

In interviews for his new book, Total Recall: My Unbelievably True Life Story, Ah-nold says that he "became an expert in living in denial" over the years. He claims an emotional "deep freeze" led to the affair with his housekeeper. The affair produced a son and eventually caused the end of his marriage to Maria Shriver. The book confirms that Schwarzenegger had a "hot affair" with actress Brigitte Nielsen and even claims he helped the GOP decide to invade Iraq during the Gulf War.

Early reviews haven't been pretty. The New York Times called Schwarzenegger a "braggart" and his book "boorish" and "big on denial." Regardless, as Arnold likes to say, he'll be back: He already has a half-dozen movies in the pipeline for the next couple of years.

Videos curated by Slate staff.


The World

How Canada’s Shooting Tragedies Have Shaped Its Gun Control Politics

Where Ebola Lives Between Outbreaks

Gunman Killed Inside Canadian Parliament; Soldier Shot at National Monument Dies

Sleater-Kinney Was Once America’s Best Rock Band

Can it be again?

Paul Farmer: Up to 90 Percent of Ebola Patients Should Survive

Is he right?


“I’m Not a Scientist” Is No Excuse

Politicians brag about their ignorance while making ignorant decisions.


Driving in Circles

The autonomous Google car may never actually happen.

In Praise of 13th Grade: Why a Fifth Year of High School Is a Great Idea 

PowerPoint Is the Worst, and Now It’s the Latest Way to Hack Into Your Computer

  News & Politics
Oct. 22 2014 9:42 PM Landslide Landrieu Can the Louisiana Democrat use the powers of incumbency to save herself one more time?
Continuously Operating
Oct. 22 2014 2:38 PM Crack Open an Old One A highly unscientific evaluation of Germany’s oldest breweries.
Gentleman Scholar
Oct. 22 2014 5:54 PM May I Offer to Sharpen My Friends’ Knives? Or would that be rude?
  Double X
The XX Factor
Oct. 22 2014 4:27 PM Three Ways Your Text Messages Change After You Get Married
  Slate Plus
Tv Club
Oct. 22 2014 5:27 PM The Slate Walking Dead Podcast A spoiler-filled discussion of Episodes 1 and 2.
Brow Beat
Oct. 22 2014 10:39 PM Avengers: Age of Ultron Looks Like a Fun, Sprawling, and Extremely Satisfying Sequel
Future Tense
Oct. 22 2014 2:59 PM Netizen Report: Twitter Users Under Fire in Mexico, Venezuela, Turkey
  Health & Science
Wild Things
Oct. 22 2014 2:42 PM Orcas, Via Drone, for the First Time Ever
Sports Nut
Oct. 20 2014 5:09 PM Keepaway, on Three. Ready—Break! On his record-breaking touchdown pass, Peyton Manning couldn’t even leave the celebration to chance.