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ARNOLD’S BOOK FLOPS

October 18, 2012 by · 1 Comment 

Arnold Schwarzenegger, who once was able to parlay his enormous popularity as a movie star into two successful runs for governor of California, is now unable to sell more than a handful of books about his meteoric career and tabloid studded personal life. Nielsen Bookscan, which tracks book sales in stores and on digital platforms, reported on Wednesday that Schwarzenegger’s autobiography, Total Recall, has sold just 21,000 copies since it hit the shelves on Oct. 1. Schwarzenegger has been appearing almost non-stop on television talk shows and granting interviews to numerous news-related international websites. But, as Entertainment Weekly observed on its website, “Arnold Schwarzenegger promised us his new memoir Total Recall would tell the story we don’t know, but he never counted on people not wanting to know that story in the first place.”