Steve Jobs biography – early reviews

The much awaited official biography of Steve Jobs is being released on October 24, 2011.

The book published by Simon & Schuster, was originally called iSteve. Although it was originally scheduled to be released in March 2012 and later moved to November 2012 sudden death of Jobs forced the publisher to finish it off fast and release  it a year earlier. Before the official release, the book was provided to a number of journalist for reviews and initial reviews of a 600 page book show various interesting aspects of Jobs’ life. Here are the collection of a number of reviews from the early reviewers in major US news services including Associated Press, CBS News, The New York Times and The Huffington Post.

steve_jobsThe New York Times writes – Jobs Tried Exotic Treatments to Combat Cancer that included "fruit juices, acupuncture, herbal remedies and other treatments." Jobs waited until July 2004 to perform the surgery although he was diagnosed with cancer in October 2003.

Another news service, The Huffington Post writes about Jobs telling President Obama, "You’re headed for a one-term presidency." In spite of being critical of Obama’s administrative policies he had also offered to design political ads for his 2012 presidential campaign.

The Associated Press revealed Jobs anger against Google’s Android Operating System. He strongly believed, Google had ripped it off from Apple. Jobs is quoted as saying "I will spend my last dying breath if I need to, and I will spend every penny of Apple’s $40 billion in the bank, to right this wrong. I’m going to destroy Android, because it’s a stolen product. I’m willing to go thermonuclear war on this."

According to the Telegraph, in a late-night phone conversation Jobs had advised former US President Bill Clinton on how to handle the 1998 Monica Lewinsky sex scandal. Jobs had told, "I don’t know if you did it, but if so, you’ve got to tell the country."

Among other revelations in the books it will include some personal affairs and secrets like Jobs tried marijuana at 15 and was often bullied in school and he stopped going to church at the age of 13.


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