“Steve Jobs” is the first authorized biography of Steve Jobs, Apple’s founder. This incredibly successful book finally comes in Albanian as well.
Based on more than forty interviews with Jobs conducted over two years and interviews with more than one hundred family members, friends, adversaries, competitors, and colleagues, Isaacson was given “exclusive and unprecedented” access to Jobs’s life. Although Jobs cooperated for the book, he asked for no control over its content other than the book’s cover, and waived the right to read it before it was published. Originally planned for release on March 6, 2012, its release date was moved forward to November 21, 2011 due to Jobs’s deteriorating health, and again following Jobs’s death on October 5, 2011. The book was finally released on October 24, 2011 in the United States.
The book is described as “[chronicling] the roller-coaster life and searingly intense personality of a creative entrepreneur whose passion for perfection and ferocious drive revolutionized six industries: personal computers, animated movies, music, phones, tablet computing, and digital publishing.”
In just over 600 pages, the book covers Jobs‘ entire life, from his childhood in his adoptive parents’ home in California to his three bouts with pancreatic cancer. Early chapters include one on his relationship with Steve Wozniak and Jobs’ brief stint at Hewlett-Packard, Reed College, Atari, and a formative trip to India to find himself.
A chapter each is devoted to the development of the Apple I, Apple II, Lisa, and the classic Macintosh during his early years, the founding of NeXT and funding of Pixar when he was ousted from Apple, and Jobs’ triumphant and incredibly productive return to Apple starting in 1997.
Following the latter “second coming” of Jobs, Isaacson chronicles the development of the iMac, iPod, iTunes, Apple Stores, and iPad.
Jobs’ abrasive personality, which simultaneously inspired and intimidated those around him, is a recurrent theme throughout. Details of his personal life are also included, including early relationships, his marriage of twenty years, and his four children and his early life.
Watch here one of the nicest tributes to Jobs, filled with stars and personalities.