Steve Jobs has stepped down from Apple, but an authorized biography of this innovative leader is on the horizon. Walter Isaacson, whose past subjects include Henry Kissinger, Ben Franklin and Albert Einstein, has been following Jobs for the past two years to research Steve Jobs: A Biography.
The book, which will be published by Simon & Schuster on November 21, is billed as a no-holds-barred look at Jobs’ life—Jobs himself has said that it covers many events “that I am not proud of . . . but I don’t have any skeletons in my closet that can’t be allowed out.”
Simon & Schuster publisher Jonathan Karp says of the book, “This is the perfect match of subject and author, and it is certain to be a landmark book about one of the world’s greatest innovators.”
While this biography will doubtless be full of fascinating tidbits, we’re especially interested in learning more about a little-known fact about Jobs that has a literary angle. His parents gave him up for adoption but later had a daughter. Jobs found her when he was 27—turns out she is the acclaimed literary novelist Mona Simpson (read our review of her 2000 novel Off Keck Road). An argument for nature over nurture?