AirTalk for October 3, 2012

Arnold Schwarzenegger's very public secrets

Total Recall: My Unbeliveably True Life Story Arnold Schwarzenegger

Book cover for "Total Recall: My Unbeliveably True Life Story," by Arnold Schwarzenegger.

California's most famous governor is known for reaching the top: of bodybuilding, Hollywood, public service and, recently, personal scandal.

Last year, when Maria Shriver filed for divorce, everyone found out a tryst between Schwarzenegger and his housekeeper, Mildred Baena, resulted in a child. Little Joseph had been living among the Schwarzenegger household for 14 years. The revelation made international headlines and was in the news for weeks, embarrassing everyone it touched.

Then, like all personal transgressions it faded to the background, until this week's release of Schwarzenegger's memoir, "Total Recall: My Unbelievably True Life Story." In the last few days, high-profile interviews on "60 Minutes," “The Daily Show” and "Piers Morgan Tonight" have once again displayed Arnold's ambitious nature and charismatic charm. Altogether, they've also rehashed the public embarrassment, even adding new details.

Why would Schwarzenegger go there? What do you think his motivation is? Is it based on narcissism or righting a wrong? Does his choice to air “dirty laundry" bother you or do you reserve judgement? Why or why not? Are you reading "Total Recall?" If you're an Arnold fan, what's your reaction to it all?


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