The Walter Isaacson biography of Apple co-founder and former CEO Steve Jobs has risen to the top of Amazon’s list of best-selling books for 2011, not even two months following its release in October. The Jobs biography had already reached the No. 2 spot in November.
If you take the time to look beyond the select outrageous quotes that have appeared in headlines everywhere for the past two weeks, you find a balanced telling of the life of a man who was far from balanced himself in Walter Isaacson’s Steve Jobs.
PBS will air an hour-long documentary about Apple’s iconic co-founder called Steve Jobs — One Last Thing on Nov. 2. The documentary will feature interviews with colleagues, professional and personal associates, many of whom appear in the new Walter Isaacson biography of Jobs.
The authorized biography of Steve Jobs, written by Walter Isaacson, will be released on Oct. 24, according to publisher Simon & Schuster on Thursday. That’s nearly a month earlier than its planned release date, and reportedly includes personal interviews with Jobs very near the end of life.