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Amazon's Best-Selling Book of the Year Is...

'Steve Jobs ': impressive, considering it was released in October

(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... More »

Biographer: Steve Jobs Regretted Delaying Surgery

He also unknowingly met his biological dad

(Newser) - Steve Jobs biographer Walter Isaacson offers a peek at his subject this week on 60 Minutes. Two nuggets from CBS:
  • Health regrets: Jobs put off cancer surgery—he explained to Isaacson that he didn't want his body "violated in that way"—to try alternative routes. His wife
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20 Must-Read Celebrity Bios

Need a good beach (or bathroom) read? Try these

(Newser) - To understand how women have defined “celebrity” over the past century, you have to read these 20 biographies. Or maybe, writes Tracie Egan Morrissey for Jezebel , you’re just looking for a trashy bathroom read. That works, too:
  • No Lifeguard on Duty, Janice Dickinson: The supermodel is “deliciously
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Usually Reticent, Steve Jobs OKs Official Biography

Former Time editor Walter Isaacson will write book with Jobs' help

(Newser) - After a raft of unauthorized biographies that supremely irked Steve Jobs, the Apple honcho is finally cooperating on an account of his life, starting when he was a wee Steve Jobs. Sources say that former Time managing editor and accomplished biographer Walter Isaacson will pen the book, and the New ... More »

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