Maria Shriver Brentwood lunch friends

Yesterday Maria Shriver lunched with a female friend in Brentwood, and she appeared to be in a much better mood than she was earlier this week when met up with soon-to-be ex-husband Arnold Schwarzenegger and their son Patrick at the Miramar Hotel in Santa Monica.

Arnold has kept a relatively low profile after he admitted to fathering a teenage son with former housekeeper Mildred Baena back in May, but it has recently been revealed that he plans to pen a tell-all book about his life, which will go into details about the affair and his split from his wife of 25 years. The book is tentatively called Total Recall: My Unbelievably True Life Story, and his rep told the press, "He has been keeping notes and working on the book for over a year. He didn't want to write his autobiography while he was governor."

Hmm, wonder what Maria and the kids think about that?