In addition to learning the hotspots of Southern California (then and now), Arnie shares bits of wisdom and wit such as:
- How to smooze the cops in order to allow illegal entry
- "Almost ran this guy over, but he is not a bodybuilder, so what do we care."
- Broken glass on the top of masonry walls is a great deterrent for break-ins (but illegal in some states)
- Memories of Franco Columbu, Danny Padilla, Sergio Oliva, Ed Corney...
- Franco didn't like to train as much. "He would sometimes leave 3/4 of the way through the workout and sometimes in the evening, he would not come."