Originally slated for release in 2012, the first authorized biography of
provides a glimpse into Jobs's famously private life and the equally secretive company he helped found
and grow to epic proportions. Through more than 40 exclusive conversations, author
While Jobs arguably revolutionized the way people use personal computers, mobile phones, and music players with
cutting-edge products, he was also known to be stubborn and brusque, a facet of Jobs's personality author
Steve Jobs' biographer on the man behind Apple
"He was very petulant. He was very brittle. He could be very, very mean to people at times," Isaacson said in the interview.
The book also gives readers an unprecedented look into Jobs's personal life.
Despite being at the helm of one of the most successful businesses in the world, Jobs led a simple life. Isaacson describes the Jobs family home as paradoxically normal. "No big winding driveway. No big security fences," Isaacson said in the interview. "You could walk into the back garden in the back gate, and open the back door to the kitchen, which used to not be locked. It was a normal family home."
Jobs's biography also explores his roots. Given up for adoption at birth, Jobs would later deny his daughter Lisa, who was conceived out of wedlock, for years, the AP reports. He also had a biological sister who wasn't given up for adoption and whom he didn't know until reaching out to her years later.
Nevertheless, Jobs left an indelible mark on the world of technology and on the way people around the world interact with technology. "In the end, it's a rich portrait of one of the greatest minds of our generation," Ortutay writes.
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