Gr 7 Up-This biography covers Schwarzenegger's life and careers, beginning with his disciplined boyhood in a small Austrian town. Readers discover the secret of the man's success in becoming Mr. Universe, a Hollywood star, and the governor of California: confidence and dogged determination. The chapter "Going Hollywood" describes how he turned what some considered liabilities-that is, his accent, surname, and bodybuilder image-into trademarks. Schwarzenegger is portrayed as the consummate salesperson with relentless skill at marketing himself. Sidebars, quotes from numerous sources, and average-quality, black-and-white photos are included.-Ajoke' T. I. Kokodoko, Oakland Public Library, CA Copyright 2004 Reed Business Information.