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Official Steve Jobs Biography Due in 2012

by Sean P. Aune | April 11, 2011April 11, 2011 8:07 am PST

steve-jobsThe notoriously private Steve Jobs has finally opened up to an author and approved what will be the first ever official biography of his life.  Aptly named iSteve: The Book of Jobs, the book is due for release from Simon & Schuster in early 2012.

While there have been many unauthorized biographies of Apple CEO Steve Jobs, Walter Isaacson, a former executive at CNN and Time magazine, has somehow won his trust.  Perhaps it was his best selling biographies of people like Albert Einstein and Benjamin Franklin, but whatever the case is, Mr. Isaacson has already been at work on the book for three years.  He has reportedly conducted multiple interviews with the enigmatic Jobs, and spoken with friends, family members and even competitors to try to piece together a portrait of a man that people tend to either love or hate.

“This is the perfect match of subject and author, and it is certain to be a landmark book about one of the world’s greatest innovators,” Simon & Schuster publisher Jonathan Karp said in a statement. “Just as he did with Einstein and Benjamin Franklin, Walter Isaacson is telling a unique story of revolutionary genius.”

While the book is sure to be available at all book sellers upon release, one does have to wonder if Jobs won’t found some way to make sure that his own own iBooks ebook store won’t get some sort of special bonus to drive sales there.

What do you think?  Do you have any interest in reading an official biography of Steve Jobs?

Sean P. Aune

Sean P. Aune has been a professional technology blogger since July 2007, but his love of tech dates back to at least 1976 when his parents bought...