I’ve got 140 pages left to go in Steve Jobs’ biography, and I’ve laughed, shuddered, but most of all, felt inspired by all the pages so far. I can’t believe I didn’t know more about Jobs’ personal background; the creation, near death, and triumphant rise of Apple; or the myriad other people in the tech world that were related to Jobs’ life.
Isaacson writes with clarity and detail. The anecdotes are numerous and often funny. The portrait Isaacson paints of Jobs has inspired, scared, and taught me a lot. I admire Jobs’ passion for life and creation; I’m repulsed by his streaks of cruelty. Because of and despite of his character strengths and flaws, he left a lasting legacy. The biography’s author Walter Isaacson put it this way: