iBook Reading: Steve Jobs Reported to Authorize Biography

The story of Steve Jobs is inspirational, but it’s never been told from his side. Sure, there was that weird movie a few years back, and then the few unauthorized biographies, but now, according to the New York Times, Steve-o is now ready to help out with an authorized biography of his life.

From the article:

Now Apple’s chief executive is set to collaborate on an authorized biography, to be written by Walter Isaacson, the former managing editor of Time magazine, according to two people briefed on the project.

The book, which is in the early planning stages, would cover the entire life of Mr. Jobs, from his youth in the area now known as Silicon Valley through his years at Apple, these people said.

Mr. Jobs, who will turn 55 on Feb. 24, has invited Mr. Isaacson to tour his childhood home, one person with knowledge of the discussion said.

Mr. Isaacson declined to comment.

You know who I don’t want to be? Walter Isaacson. Steve is notoriously picky about his products, and I don’t see any reason to think that he wouldn’t be just as picky about his life’s story. After all, it is HIS life, and I’m sure his take on the events as they’ve unfolded is going to be a bit different than what others see. I hope Isaacson got a big check – or stock in Apple – for his upcoming project, because I can completely see this as an “underbid and overworked” situation.

$10 says it’s in the iBookstore when it’s done.

Kevin Whipps

Kevin Whipps is a copy editor, writer, photographer and custom car builder based in the Phoenix, Ariz. area. For the past 10 years he's been building his portfolio, mostly in the automotive publishing industry. When he's not wrenching on cars, most of his time is spent discovering new gadgets and toys, and of course, using everything Apple. Whipps is also married, and has a baby boy, Kevin Whipps Jr., coming on February 7, 2010.


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