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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 »

Steve Jobs: So Great With Tech, So Awful With People

Biography zeroes in on contradiction

(Newser) - One thing the new Steve Jobs biography has done has tempered the saint-like portrait of him that emerged in the days after his death. Maureen Dowd in the New York Times and Farhad Manjoo in Slate focus on this part of Jobs' personality, the one through which he could be... More »

Steve Jobs Called Fox News a 'Destructive Force'

Jobs complained to Murdoch about channel, supported New York Times

(Newser) - Steve Jobs told Rupert Murdoch to his face last year that Fox News is "destructive" and that he was "blowing it" with the conservative news channel, reports Gawker , in the latest round of excerpts from Walter Isaacson's biography of the Apple founder . Jobs was invited to speak... More »

Sorkin Writing Steve Jobs Movie?

'Social Network' writer said to be considering the offer

(Newser) - Sony is making a Steve Jobs movie based on the biography by Walter Isaacson, and none other than Social Network scribe Aaron Sorkin is being courted to write it, the Los Angeles Times reports. A source says Sorkin is considering the idea, but neither Sorkin nor Sony gave an official... More »

Jobs Could Be 'Petulant, Brittle, Mean': Biographer

Walter Isaacson talks about his book on '60 Minutes'

(Newser) - Walter Isaacson’s highly anticipated biography of Steve Jobs is out today, and the author was on 60 Minutes last night for a lengthy interview about the book and its subject. Highlights, via Mashable and BusinessWeek :
  • Jobs admired Facebook: “We talk about social networks in the plural, but I
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Jobs: I'll Spend Every Cent Apple Has to Kill Google

Called Android 'stolen product'

(Newser) - Steve Jobs was furious over what he called Google’s “grand theft” of Apple ideas, and he didn’t mince words about it, the Huffington Post reports. “I'm willing to go thermonuclear war on this,” he says in Walter Isaacson’s biography , discussing Apple’s patent... 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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How Steve Jobs' Turtleneck Uniform Was Born

It began when employees rejected his idea for a company vest: Biography

(Newser) - Steve Jobs considered his signature style of black turtleneck and blue jeans to be a sort of personal uniform—which came to be because Apple employees rejected his idea for a company-wide uniform. Gawker has excerpts from the upcoming Steve Jobs biography by Walter Isaacson that explains the back story.... More »

Steve Jobs OKed Bio So His Kids Could 'Know Him'

'I wasn't always there for them,' he told biographer

(Newser) - Steve Jobs authorized a biography of himself so his four kids could "know him," author Walter Isaacson reveals in Time . "I wasn't always there for them, and I wanted them to know why, and to understand what I did," Jobs told Isaacson in their final... More »

Steve Jobs' Official Bio Due Next Year

iSteve: The Book of Jobs penned by former CNN exec Walter Isaacson

(Newser) - The rumors are true: The first authorized biography of Steve Jobs is on its way. iSteve: The Book of Jobs, by Walter Isaacson, is being written with Jobs' cooperation—unlike earlier books on the Apple CEO. Isaacson, an ex-exec at CNN and Time magazine and author of biographies of Benjamin... More »

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 »

Aspen Paper Gonzo Over Hunter S. Thompson's 70th

(Newser) - The Aspen Daily News put out a special "Gonzo Edition" Saturday to honor iconic hometown journalist Hunter S. Thompson on what would have been his 70th birthday.  Thompson committed suicide in February, 2005.  It was edited by his widow, Anita; contributors include long-time friend Ralph Steadman and... More »

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