Say what you will about Apple CEO Steve Jobs, but one thing is for certain, he’s never boring. However, he is extremely private and keeps most of his thoughts and feelings well hidden. That is, until now.
Well, at least until 2012 when the first, official authorized biography about Mr. Jobs is set to launch from publisher Simon and Schuster, who announced the book over the weekend. The book, titled “iSteve: The Book of Jobs,” was written by Walter Isaacson, who began writing it in 2009.
According to reports, Isaacson worked closely with Jobs and also interviewed his family members, co-workers at Apple, and even those at Apple’s competitors. Previously, Isaacson has written books about Albert Einstein and Benjamin Franklin, served as CEO at CNN, and worked for TIME. So, he’s no slouch either.
“This is the perfect match of subject and author, and it is certain to be a landmark book about one of the world’s greatest innovators,” said Simon & Schuster publisher Jonathan Karp. “Just as he did with Einstein and Benjamin Franklin, Walter Isaacson is telling a unique story of revolutionary genius.”
I agree, Although, not sure I’m in love with the title. After all, Steve Wozniak’s biography was called ‘iWoz” and this one is pretty close to that. Surprised Mr. Jobs let that one go.
No matter what, though, with the unprecedented access Isaacson has had for this book and the huge amount of interest in Mr. Jobs and Apple, I expect it to be one of the biggest biographies ever. I know I’ll be reading. How about you?
Of course, now that the book is on the way, the other thing we have to think about is who’s going to play Jobs in the movie based on this book? Whoever it is I sure hope they can get David Fincher to direct and Aaron Sorkin to write the screenplay. Now that’s a movie I would see.