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Steve Jobs by Walter Isaacson
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it was amazing

May 05, 2012 Tressa rated it it was amazing
Shelves: biography, nonfiction, technology, 2012

I knew that I would enjoy this book after reading the first few pages, but it far exceeded my expectations. I love learning the history behind products that I use or am familiar with, and Walter Isaacson's book lays out the history of every product Steve Job's is responsible for.

Laurene Powell, Jobs' wife, told Isaacson that she didn't want her husband's life whitewashed, and he certainly didn't. Along with Steve the brilliant innovator who knew how to bring together an A-list team of loyal employees, we get Steve the rude man who will proclaim a product or food or wedding invitation as "shit" and then walk away with a clear conscience; Steve the man who has no qualms about crying in front of others if he doesn't get his way or is overburdened; Steve the selfish man who doesn't bother to remember birthdays or anniversaries; Steve the lousy father who denied fathering his first daughter for the first six years of her life, and who wasn't there much for his three children with Powell.

I was surprised when I learned that Jobs was not only cooperating with Isaacson on this book, but sought him out. Steve explained that it was because he wanted his children to truly know their father, and I'm so glad that I got to know him, too.
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