Tomorrow marks the release of Walter Isaacson’s biography of Steve Jobs. The book is constructed from a set of over 40 interviews conducted with Jobs and over 100 interviews of Jobs’ friends, family and rivals. Reviews have already been published and the book has received good marks. I will review the book sometime this week.
In the meantime, Isaacson appeared on CBS’s 60 Minutes tonight and included were several clips from the interviews conducted with Jobs. In the video there is mention of a extras online. You can watch Steve’s Family Album and the 60 Minutes Overtime on CBS’s site. I was able to embed the actual story (in two parts) from 60 Minutes. Here are those videos:
Steve Jobs – the Book Jacket
A biography of note is set to be released October 24, simply titled Steve Jobs, the book is based on over forty interviews with Steve Jobs conducted by author Walter Isaacson. In addition to interviewing Jobs, Isaacson also interviewed over 100 friends and family members. The original release date of the book was May 2012, but that was bumped up to November 21, 2011 following Jobs’ resignation from Apple. The release date was bumped up yet again when Steve passed away this week. There are even rumors of an upcoming movie based on the book. An upcoming Time article previewing the book reveals that Isaacson last spoke to Jobs only weeks before his death, and that the book was only recently completed. It is listed as being 656 pages and is currently number 1 on Amazon and other book retailers. It is also available on the iBooks Store and Kindle.
I have preordered the book and will write a review once I complete it.