Amazon's Best-Selling Book of the Year Is...
'Steve Jobs ': impressive, considering it was released in October
By Evann Gastaldo, Newser Staff
Posted Dec 6, 2011 1:17 PM CST
Workers prepare to pack biography books of late Apple founder Steve Jobs for orders at Amazon's Kunshan Order Fulfillment Center in Kunshan city in eastern China's Jiangsu province Nov. 10, 2011.   (AP Photo)

(Newser) – Though it came out in late October, Steve Jobs by Walter Isaacson has already reached the top of Amazon's best-seller list, and is now the best-selling book of the year, MacRumors reports. Amazon had predicted the authorized biography would lead the list. It reached No. 13 soon after its debut and was at No. 2 by mid-November. In related news, MacRumors notes that George Clooney or Noah Wyle could portray Jobs in the movie version; Aaron Sorkin is considering writing the screenplay.

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LollieDotCom
Dec 7, 2011 4:29 AM CST
No one loves Clooney more than I do, but if he's going to play Steve Jobs he might as well play Martin Luther King and Hillary Clinton too because seriously, even though he looks nothing like either of them, he looks more like either of them than he does Steve Jobs. Come on George, seriously, tell them thanks but no thanks, you're not that broke, you don't need money that bad. A movie about Steve Jobs doesn't need your big name that bad. You'll be no Jamie Foxx disappearing effortlessly into the character of Ray Charles. You're too George Clooney in every part you play to play Steve Jobs effectively.
Cat-Lover
Dec 6, 2011 9:21 PM CST
I'm a cat-lover but a Noah Wyle lover, too.
kokuaguy
Dec 6, 2011 4:40 PM CST
Isaacson was in the right place at the right time -- but there's room for another biography that's less hagiographic.