Apple Boss Steve Jobs Gives Nod for Biography; Look Forward to a 2012 Release

April 11, 2011, By Sanjeev Ramachandran

If you thought Steve Jobs is all against a biography of himself, we guess it is time to think again. Many biographies on the Apple chief have been written, but not with his authorization. Times are a changing. We hear the first authorized biography of the Apple CEO will be published in 2012. A book titled ‘iSteve: The Book of Jobs’ by Walter Isaacson has won the approval of Steve Jobs.

The author has been rumored to be  working on the book since 2009. He has interviewed Jobs, members of his family as well as colleagues at Apple and competitors.

If you would remember, Jobs had even disapproved one such book written some time ago. Apple banished the work by John Wiley & Sons from their stores because the publisher had signed an unauthorized biography, ‘iCon: Steve Jobs, The Greatest Second Act in the History of Business’, by writers Jeffrey S. Young and William L. Simon in the year 2005.

It was a much talked about book, yet totally unofficial. Now with Jobs himself having agreed to participate in a book about his life, we are in for something worthy of a read.

Walter Isaacson is a renowned author and has written biographies of Albert Einstein and Benjamin Franklin. The author is best known for his longstanding experience in journalism as former top executive at CNN and Time magazine as well as the one who possesses a tendency to write neutral, but bestselling, profiles. He is currently the president and CEO of the Aspen Institute in Washington.

Publisher Simon & Schuster has not revealed further details though. Neither Jobs nor the biographer have commented on this for the time being. As all of you out there, we too are looking forward to see the book come out.

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