April 12, 2011

Steve Jobs Biography Due Out In 2012

Apple CEO Steve Jobs gave the go ahead for best-selling author Walter Isaacson to publish his biography next year.

Jobs granted exclusive interviews to Isaacson over the course of three years.  Jobs has battled a rare form of pancreatic cancer and undertook a liver transplant in 2009, all while helping push Apple to the top competitor spot in the technology market.

"Just as he did with Einstein and Benjamin Franklin, Walter Isaacson is telling a unique story of revolutionary genius," Simon & Schuster Publisher Jonathan Karp said in a statement.

Jobs has helped take devices like the iPod, iPhone and Mac computer into the limelight of media and consumers' eyes.

He began an indefinite medical leave of absence in January to concentrate on his health, which was two years after a previous health-related hiatus.

Jobs last appeared in the public eye in March to announce the coveted iPad 2.

Isaacson's biography will be entitled "iSteve: The Book of Jobs."  It will be published by Simon & Schuster and will hit shelves in 2012.

Isaacson is the former managing editor at Time magazine and the former head of CNN.

"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.


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