The former California governor’s book, tentatively titled Total Recall: My Unbelievably True Life Story, will cover his marriage to Maria Shriver, which crumbled earlier this year (11) after he was revealed to have fathered a lovechild with a maid, as well as his Hollywood career.
Schwarzenegger will also write about his upbringing in Austria, his bodybuilding and his time in office.
The star has been preparing the tome for months and will begin writing chapters during filming breaks on The Expendables 2.
His spokesperson tells People.com, “He has been keeping notes and working on the book for over a year. He didn’t want to write his autobiography while he was governor.”
Jonathan Karp of publisher Simon & Schuster adds, “Nobody has a life story even close to his. Truly, Arnold is one of the most fascinating figures of our time.”