Steve Jobs biography on sale in November

Aug 15, 2011
Apple CEO Steve Jobs waves to the crowd after speaking during an Apple Special event to unveil the new iPad 2 in March 2011 in San Francisco, California. A biography of Jobs being written by former Time magazine managing editor Walter Isaacson will be released in November, publisher Simon & Schuster said.

A biography of Apple co-founder Steve Jobs being written by former Time magazine managing editor Walter Isaacson will be released in November, publisher Simon & Schuster said Monday.

Online retail giant Amazon lists the release date for the book, ": A ," as March 6, 2012 but Simon & Schuster's publicity department told AFP in an email it will go on sale on November 21.

The 448-page book is the first authorized biography of the technology visionary behind the Macintosh computer, the iPod, the iPhone and iPad.

According to US bookseller Barnes & Noble, the book is based on more than 40 interviews conducted with Jobs over a two-year period and interviews with over 100 "family members, friends, adversaries, competitors, and colleagues."

"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," Barnes & Noble said.

"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," it said.

Isaacson, chief executive of the Aspen Institute think-tank, has also penned biographies of Benjamin Franklin, Albert Einstein and Henry Kissinger.

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