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Original poster
Apr 12, 2001

Valleyway claims that Steve jobs may have started writing his autobiography.
"Steve Jobs has started writing a book," a plugged-in tipster tells me. It's the barest of rumors, but the book industry is already eagerly anticipating the Apple CEO's autobiography.
Jobs recently took leave from Apple due to medical reasons and expects to return in June.
In order to take myself out of the limelight and focus on my health, and to allow everyone at Apple to focus on delivering extraordinary products, I have decided to take a medical leave of absence until the end of June.
Valleywag has a pretty spotty history with Apple rumors, so difficult to read too much into this.

Article Link: Steve Jobs Writing an Autobiography?


macrumors 68030
Sep 18, 2003
London, UK
Well, he's certainly got some time in his hands. If it's true, I (and no doubt the world!) very much look forward to reading it.


macrumors 6502a
May 13, 2004
Kilmarnock, Scotland UK
If true, it's sure to be a great read. I got "the second comming of Steve Jobs" from audible a couple of years back (before the iTunes store existed) and i Realy enjoyed it. A book written by SJ himself will surely be better.


macrumors 603
Sep 5, 2005
Bath, United Kingdom
Hah! The man who says that his medical condition is a personal matter and is of no one else's business suddenly decides to write his life away? What dribble!
I agree. Besides, didn't he declare a while back that no one reads anymore?

Oh, I guess he was right:
I would buy it in a second...and I haven't touched a book in years (I haven't even read my textbooks from uni since I got them!)

You say that as if it is something to be proud of…


macrumors regular
Jan 12, 2009
Birmingham England
I'd certainly read it, and all I do is read books these days! .... It's got to be more interesting than what I'm currently reading. (Crispin Wright's Truth and Objectivity Fun times.)


macrumors 65816
Nov 24, 2008
Georgia, USA
It makes perfect sence that he could be using his spare time to write his book.

I am not a big fan of reading books, but I sure would love to read this one.


macrumors 6502a
May 29, 2008
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I would love to read his autobiography!
I'd buy it in a heartbeat.


macrumors Penryn
Jul 11, 2003
Never happen. Do you really believe the one of the most private people on this Earth will write a bio?


macrumors member
Sep 30, 2008
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Plenty of private people like to keep their personal affairs away from the public spotlight when they can't control that spotlight. But when you write the book and call the shots, who wouldn't like to talk about themselves and present their decisions in the best possible light before history possibly does differently?

Even though Valleywag itself is questionable, it really doesn't seem that far fetched that a man who has come closer to death than most of us have, would want to talk about his legacy...does it?


macrumors 603
Aug 29, 2006
I think it a little unfair to think he's just taking 6 months off. He's taking medical leave, he's still doing his CEO role as far as he's told us.


I am sure all of you saw my letter last week sharing something very personal with the Apple community. Unfortunately, the curiosity over my personal health continues to be a distraction not only for me and my family, but everyone else at Apple as well. In addition, during the past week I have learned that my health-related issues are more complex than I originally thought.

In order to take myself out of the limelight and focus on my health, and to allow everyone at Apple to focus on delivering extraordinary products, I have decided to take a medical leave of absence until the end of June.

I have asked Tim Cook to be responsible for Apple's day to day operations, and I know he and the rest of the executive management team will do a great job.
As CEO, I plan to remain involved in major strategic decisions while I am out. Our board of directors fully supports this plan.

I look forward to seeing all of you this summer.


Yes, some more recuperative time hopefully, and hopefully he's getting better. But he's not stepped down from his CEO position, and he's stating he's involved still in "major strategic decisions".
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