Isaacson Shares a Touching Preview of the Steve Jobs Biography

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  1. MacRumors macrumors bot


    Apr 12, 2001


    Time Magazine has cancelled its previously scheduled print run this week in order to put together a retrospective issue on Steve Jobs. In it, Walter Isaacson -- Steve Jobs' biographer -- writes a preview of what's to come, via Fortune.
    The release date of the book has been moved up twice, and is now October 24th. After Jobs resigned as CEO in August, he knew the end was near. The WSJ reports that Isaacson's last interview was roughly four weeks ago, and "Jobs indicated at that time that he knew he was going to die soon."

    9to5Mac has another touching excerpt from Isaacson's Time Magazine essay, which will hit newsstands tomorrow, that reiterates the love Steve Jobs had for his family, especially his children:
    Steve Jobs by Walter Isaacson will be released on October 24th. It is available via preorder from Amazon/Kindle, the iBookstore, and elsewhere.

    Article Link: Isaacson Shares a Touching Preview of the Steve Jobs Biography
  2. Somtaaw macrumors member

    Jan 7, 2010
  3. Macinthetosh macrumors member

    Jun 25, 2009
    Beverly Hills
    This will be an amazing read. He was and will continue to be such an inspiration.
  4. haiggy macrumors 65816

    Aug 20, 2003
    Ontario, Canada
    Can't imagine if the release date was still March 2012 or whatever.

    Sounds like an amazing read... glad I preordered months ago.
  5. TheOrioles33 macrumors 6502

    Apr 3, 2008
    Pre-ordered a month ago. Can not wait.

    He was strong to the end. He was the man.
  6. elhungarian macrumors 6502


    Aug 13, 2009
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    Might be first issue of time I get.

    Book will be a must read also.
  7. SteveSparks macrumors 6502a


    Jan 22, 2008
    St. Louis, MO.
    Looking forward to getting my e-book version of this to read on my ipad.
  8. r2shyyou macrumors 68000


    Oct 3, 2010
    Paris, France

    I am sad that he has passed away. He was a great, inspiring visionary.

    I am further saddened to read that he, in part, wanted to do the book in order for his children to get to know him, to get to know a person in a way that all of us who read this book will get to know. By this I mean that we will know him almost just as well as they know him, if what he says is true.

    My wife and I had a son a several months ago and I can only hope that he will get to know me better than anyone else in this world that I do not already call family.
  9. jamesryanbell macrumors 68020


    Mar 17, 2009
  10. jtp098 macrumors 6502a

    Apr 19, 2010
    The toll that cancer takes is just unbelievable. My uncle just passed from cancer and I was there helping as much as I could. But when you see someone in that condition especially a family member it hits you so hard. I pre-ordered the bio of course and will pick up the mag tomorrow. But just reading this brings such strong emotions back to me about my family and to think how they must feel right now

    I hope they donate a percentage of sales to cancer funds
  11. Peace macrumors Core


    Apr 1, 2005
    Space--The ONLY Frontier
    Like I said yesterday. This man is the epitomy of class.

    "I wanted my kids to know me," he said. "I wasn't always there for them, and I wanted them to know why and to understand what I did."
  12. ZeroCoolZ macrumors newbie

    May 27, 2011
    I'll get the book but I'm hoping it will still be good even though they rushed its publication...
  13. impulse462 macrumors 68000


    Jun 3, 2009
    Usually the diagnosis of pancreatic cancer is a death sentence. Steve still introduced the iPhone and iPad after this diagnosis.

    Simply Amazing.
  14. TigerWoodsIV macrumors 6502a

    Apr 3, 2010
    I just pre-ordered the book today. I was unsure whether I wanted to buy it or not, but his passing just made me realize I needed to read it. I haven't read a book in forever, but I can't wait for this to be released. Those brief excerpts make it even more compelling.
  15. LimeiBook86 macrumors 604


    May 4, 2002
    Go Vegan
    God, that last paragraph got me... So tragic... :(

    Pre-ordered mine on Amazon, I'll probably get the iBook too.
  16. Wildog27 macrumors member

    Jun 10, 2008
    The last line about him wanting his kids to know him is simultaneously touching and disturbing. I'm torn because I know how important I found him and the products that he helped design and bring to market, but is all of that really worth it if he felt like he needed a biography to help his kids know him? I'm not sure.
  17. TigerWoodsIV macrumors 6502a

    Apr 3, 2010
    He's been compiling information, conducting interviews, etc. for years. It was only bumped up from November. I'm sure it'll be fantastic and I doubt the writer would put out something he was unhappy with or that didn't convey Steve to his satisfaction only a few weeks after his death.
  18. Chintandiver macrumors newbie

    Sep 19, 2011
    Preordered it today!

    Rest in peace, Stevy! Love you lots! :)
  19. longofest Editor emeritus


    Jul 10, 2003
    Falls Church, VA
    It's because of that attitude that I have such incredibly high hopes for this biography. The fact that Steve was essentially opening up like a father to his children, and then making that available to the world, is making it a must-read for me.

    Coming from someone who hasn't read a book in over 3 years...
  20. iJon macrumors 604


    Feb 7, 2002
    That's some powerful stuff right there.

    Never been so excited to read a book and I hate reading books.
  21. Saladbowl macrumors newbie

    Feb 27, 2010
    wow, that part about his kids - I get that so well... I'd do the same..
    I dont think he died a sad man. He had his things in order and knew about his legacy and impact. He made himself immortal... he will be a part of the world's history that children will learn of in decades from now. I feel sad, but thats an egoistic feeling. I dont think we have to feel sad for Steve. He suqeezed more out of that one lifetime than I would fit into 4 probably... so, he had a great life, did what he loved, had a family he loved and was admired by many...
  22. polee macrumors 6502a


    Jul 22, 2008
    I am deeply saddened by Steve Jobs' death although I never knew him personally...
  23. TigerWoodsIV macrumors 6502a

    Apr 3, 2010
    I feel like a lot of people feel that their kids don't know them well enough. Work was his life, but I'm sure he also thought he would have another 20+ years prior to his cancer diagnosis. I'm sure he tried to do his best.
  24. rorschach macrumors 68020


    Jul 27, 2003
    It's going to be a hell of a read, I'm sure. I've already order it and can't wait.

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