For Arnold Schwarzenegger’s memoir, “Total Recall: My Unbelievably True Life Story,” the actor and former politician has put his heart on the line. Even though his wife, Maria Shriver, filed for divorce from him last year after he admitted to an affair with his housekeeper, he’s written and spoken extensively about how he wants to win her back.

“She always has been an extraordinary woman and a great partner,” said Schwarzenegger, who shared anecdotes about how she would snatch cheesecake away from him to help him adhere to his bodybuilding diet.

View Photo Gallery: At the end of his new autobiography, Arnold Schwarzenegger offers 10 principles that have guided him toward success in life. “Every time I meet a great person,’’ he writes, “I try to ask how they made good and to figure out the angle that has worked for them.’’ Over the years, he has distilled their experiences and his to these rules:

Schwarzenegger spoke with our colleague, Ned Martel, about his book and his hopes for reconciliation with Maria Shriver. Check out the footage below:


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