Arnold Schwarzenegger has added the title of author to his list of accomplishments.
The former actor is releasing a self-help book titled Be Useful: Seven Tools For Life using his own experiences. He has had success as a bodybuilder, an actor, and as governor of California.
Some of the most popular books are self-help books and Schwarzenegger is the latest person to try his hand at it. Only time will tell how useful his book will be for readers. Once a self-help book establishes itself as a reliable book, they stay relevant for decades.
The phrase “be useful” was chosen by Schwarzenegger because it was a saying he heard his father say often as a kid.
Be useful “was the very phrase that motivated me,” Schwarzenegger says. “All I’m trying to do is just try to use my talents and help other people. It’s the simple stuff that I do that really helped me get where I am today.”
Few people have had as successful and illustrious career as Schwarzenegger has had. He won the Mr. Olympia title seven times, spent five decades in Hollywood, and served two terms as governor. The terminator is always going to be associated with Schwarzenegger.
Schwarzenegger opens about his childhood and his relationship about his father in the book.
“My father had a hot-and-cold-shower kind of a treatment,” Schwarzenegger said “When he was drunk, he was not forthcoming with his emotions. He was angry. And when he was not — two, three days later, he would maybe feel guilty and buy us ice cream and take us out, hugging, kissing and all that stuff.”
But he understands why his dad did what he did. “I always will have fond memories of my dad. And I don’t blame him for anything, simply because he did not know any better. He was beaten when he was a kid. It was just a tradition.”
The book was released on October 10 and is available for purchase.