Last year, it was revealed that Time magazine’s managing editor Walter Isaacson was working on the first authorized biography of Apple CEO, Steve Jobs. The release date was set for early 2012 under the title iSteve: The Book of Jobs, but last month the title to was changed to Steve Jobs, with publication date set for March 6, 2012. Then, two months ago, it was reported that the release date was preponed to November 21st. Now, the date has been moved up to October 24th.
Reuters reveals that just a few weeks before his death, Steve Jobs revealed in an interview that he agreed to an authorized biography on his life so that his children could know why he wasn’t always there for them. Jobs revealed this during a conversation with Walter Isaacson, the author of his biography, weeks ago at his home in Palo Alto, California. According to the report, Jobs was in pain and too weak to climb stairs. The author revealed that Jobs was curled up and in pain in a downstairs bedroom as he was too weak to climb stairs, though his mind was “still sharp and his humor vibrant.”
“I wasn’t always there for them, and I wanted them to know why and to understand what I did,” Jobs said of his children to Isaacson. More details of Isaacson’s last visit to Jobs’s house will be available in an upcoming Time magazine article.
Isaacson is Pulitzer Prize nominee, who has previously written biographies of Benjamin Franklin and Albert Einstein. The book is currently available for preorder from Amazon in both hardcover and a digital Kindle edition. In addition, the biography will also be available through Apple’s iBooks store.
So sad. :(