The interview “Call me Arnold” by Arnold Schwarzenegger appeared in Studs Terkel’s book American Dreams: Lost and Found in 1980.

Terkel’s book provides an interesting picture of the American way of life by putting together interviews of Americans in different situations. The book aims to highlight their hopes and struggles in the US while they try to achieve their own version of the American dream. The American dream refers to a set of ideals (democracy, liberty, opportunity, equality) in which freedom plays a very important role, as it includes the opportunity of achieving success through hard work. The book is written for both American and foreign readers who would be interested in learning more about America and its people.

Considering that Schwarzenegger was already famous for his acting and bodybuilding achievements at the time when the interview was conducted, we can conclude his readers would include his fans who would want to know more about him.

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