The eagerly awaited official biography of Steve Jobs by Walter Isaacson is available in the U.S. on Apple’s iBooks. Over the last few days we have already seen a number of excerpts and quotes from the book.
Also a number of users are reporting that Steve Jobs’ biography which they had pre-ordered at Amazon is now available on their Kindles.
The book is based on more than forty interviews with Steve Jobs over a period of two years, which is what sets it apart from other biographies of the Apple CEO. In addition to the interviews with Jobs, the author Walter Isaacson has also spoken to more than a hundred of Jobs’ relatives, friends, colleagues and competitors. All of this information is packed into 448 pages, available as a hardcover for $20.40 and Nook eBook for $14.99.
A section of the book overview says:
Although Jobs cooperated with this book, he asked for no control over what was written nor even the right to read it before it was published. He put nothing off limits and instead encouraged the people he knew to speak honestly even foes, former girlfriends, and colleagues he had once fired or infuriated. “I’ve done a lot of things I’m not proud of, such as getting my girlfriend pregnant when I was 23 and the way I handled that,” he said. “But I don’t have any skeletons in my closet that can’t be allowed out.”
The cover of the book, featuring just an image and a few words in Helvetica, looks just like an Apple product. Have a look at it yourself: