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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (27 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Ian Halperin Narrator: Greg Itzin, Gregory Itzin Publisher: HarperCollins Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: October 2010 ISBN: 9780062007100
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From Muscle Beach to Hollywood superstar to The Governator—Ian Halperin, investigative journalist and # 1 New York Times bestselling author, reveals the untold story about the outsized and often outrageous Arnold Schwarzenegger. The former Austrian bodybuilding icon turned movie action hero turned governor of California is portrayed in all his larger-than-life glory in The Governator, an intimate biography that masterfully chronicles the twists and turns of Schwartzenegger’s amazing true-life Horatio Alger story.

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  • “Sets the record straight without even a flinch.”

    Barnes & Noble, editorial review

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  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Lori | 4/4/2012

    " Very interesting book! The author's a little hung up on himself and the content is pretty much all hearsay but it sure does paint an interesting picture for what its worth. I find it very odd to read a biography of someone who's still alive that's not an autobiography or memoir. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Phillip Topping | 5/24/2011

    " Interesting take on the background of Arnie and how driven he is and determined to not be 2nd best in no matter what he does. "

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About the Author
Author Ian Halperin

Ian Halperin is the author of the New York Times bestsellers Unmasked: The Final Years of Michael and Love & Death: The Murder of Kurt Cobain, among other works. Specializing in undercover investigations, he has appeared on hundreds of media outlets around the world, including Today, Dateline, The Howard Stern Show, CNN, CBS’s The Early Show, Entertainment Tonight, Inside Edition, the New Yorker, the New York Post, Billboard, the BBC, Paris Match, and the London Daily Mail. Halperin is also an acclaimed documentary filmmaker and a former co-winner of Rolling Stone magazine’s College Journalism Award. He has given talks about Hollywood and the music industry as a keynote speaker at many colleges and universities. His blog, ianundercover.com, is one of the world’s leading websites about pop culture.

About the Narrator

Gregory Itzin is an American film and television actor. He is best known for his role as President Charles Logan in the series 24, a role for which he was twice nominated for a Primetime Emmy. He has had appearances in a number of television’s most popular shows during the span of his career, including, Matlock, ER, CSI, Friends, The West Wing, and three different Star Trek series. He’s also had roles in numerous films including, Adaptation, The Ides of March, and Lincoln. Most recently he’s had recurring roles in The Mentalist and Covert Affairs.