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Old Apr 10, 2011, 07:52 PM   #1
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Steve Jobs Authorized Biography Coming in 2012



ABC News reports that Apple CEO Steve Jobs has agreed to participate in a book about his life.
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Simon & Schuster announced Sunday that Walter Isaacson's "iSteve: The Book of Jobs" will be published in early 2012. Isaacson has been working on the long-rumored biography since 2009 and has interviewed Jobs, members of his family, colleagues at Apple and competitors.
The official biography will be called "iSteve: The Book of Jobs" and is written by Walter Isaacson. While many books have been published about Jobs' life, this is the first with his official approval. Isaacson has previously written best-selling biographies of Benjamin Franklin and Albert Einstein.

While it had previously been revealed that Jobs was allowing Isaacson to work on the book, the name and 2012 release date were just announced.

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Old Apr 10, 2011, 07:53 PM   #2
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Wow! This is major... A book to read...
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Old Apr 10, 2011, 07:54 PM   #3
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+1 for the awesome title.
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Old Apr 10, 2011, 07:54 PM   #4
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Old Apr 10, 2011, 07:54 PM   #5
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Will it be available in the iBooks store?
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Old Apr 10, 2011, 07:54 PM   #6
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Coming from someone who does not generally like to read (Except Macrumors of course ) This should be an interesting read.
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Old Apr 10, 2011, 07:55 PM   #7
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I enjoy books on business icons and this will be a must read. One of my favorite leadership books is Creating Magic by Lee Cockerell, EVP Disney Operations.
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Old Apr 10, 2011, 07:55 PM   #8
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Old Apr 10, 2011, 07:55 PM   #9
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What a ridiculous title.
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Old Apr 10, 2011, 07:56 PM   #10
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I don't want to read too much into this, but it's still upsetting that Steve Jobs' health is in bad shape. That being said, I can't wait to read this.
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Old Apr 10, 2011, 07:58 PM   #11
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Awesome title! I might get to read a biography after all.
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Old Apr 10, 2011, 07:58 PM   #12
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That's cool, I'll get it from iBooks lol
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Old Apr 10, 2011, 08:01 PM   #13
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I can't wait to get it on my ...... kindle unless i get an iPad by then
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Old Apr 10, 2011, 08:02 PM   #14
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I will read this!
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Old Apr 10, 2011, 08:02 PM   #15
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So Steve is finally doing something like giving a biography the OK. Must be thinking about his legacy.
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Old Apr 10, 2011, 08:03 PM   #16
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I'll be reading it on my iPad 3!
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Very cool. Perhaps it will finally settle some questions about steve's thought process and private life. I hate how so many stupid assumptions are made vacuously here and presented as fact.
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gotta love the title! anybody else see the Woz articles saying he'd come back to Apple if asked???
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Hopefully this wont start more "Steve Jobs is near death" rumors.
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Old Apr 10, 2011, 08:06 PM   #20
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When do pre-orders start? Have the lines formed yet outside the Apple Store??
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Awesome title indeed! But I wouldn't actually buy the book. I've got Wikipedia
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He'll probably only tell half the story and you'll have to buy the updated edition to hear it all.
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Old Apr 10, 2011, 08:09 PM   #23
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Not a good sign, not a good sign... Last time he talked about his personal life was ...in 2005, after he was diagnosed to have a rare form of pancreatic cancer? And now he is telling us everything about himself...

I really hope that he will be healthy and lead Apple to another decade of success.
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Hopefully this wont start more "Steve Jobs is near death" rumors.
Well, he is considerably nearer to death than he was 30 years ago.
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This will be one of the few books I will read in my life...
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