7 Obscure Facts About Steve Jobs He has a novelist sister, for one By John Johnson, Newser Staff Posted Oct 8, 2011 1:00 PM CDT 8 comments Comments Steve Jobs stands in front of an old photo of himself and Steve Wozniak at work. (AP Photo/Paul Sakuma, file) (Newser) – The Week culls Steve Jobs coverage to present seven little-known facts about him, including: Famous sister: His biological sister is novelist Mona Simpson, who once "painted a not-altogether-flattering picture of Jobs in her Silicon Valley novel, A Regular Guy." Still, Jobs called her one of his "best friends." Calligraphy: He dropped out of liberal Reed College in Portland, but he said a calligraphy course he took there influenced his Apple products. Acid trip: He tried LSD and called it "one of the two or three most important things he has done in his life." (This one is from the New York Times.) Famous date: He once dated folk singer Joan Baez. Click for the full list or here to see how he differed from Thomas Edison.