Amazon this past weekend put up a listing for Steve Jobs’ upcoming and authoritative biography aptly titled iSteve. Written with famed biographer Walter Isaacson, iSteve will undoubtedly provide a fascinating and unprecedented glimpse into the mind of Apple’s iconic CEO.
The book is currently available for pre-order, though it won’t actually be released until March 6, 2012. Still, for a man who can garner an astonishing amount of attention with one word email responses, you might wanna pre-order this bad boy ASAP.
Word that Jobs had agreed to participate in an authorized biography first surfaced in 2010 though Jobs actually began conferring with Isaacson back in 2009. As we’ve previously noted, the book will cover Jobs’ entire life from his time as a boy in Silicon Valley all the way up to the present day. In writing the book, Isaacson interviewed Jobs, his family members, colleagues at Apple, and even some of Jobs’ old competitors.
Published by Simon and Schuster, the book’s description reads:
From bestselling author Walter Isaacson comes the landmark biography of Apple co-founder Steve Jobs. In iSteve: The Book of Jobs, Isaacson provides an extraordinary account of Jobs’ professional and personal life. Drawn from three years of exclusive and unprecedented interviews Isaacson has conducted with Jobs as well as extensive interviews with Jobs’ family members, key colleagues from Apple and its competitors, iSteve is the definitive portrait of the greatest innovator of his generation.
While previous, albeit unauthorized, books have attempted to tell the story of Jobs and Apple, this will be the first time Jobs has cooperated in an official capacity for a book in nearly 3 decades. And for a man who has had an influential role in nearly all aspects of technological revolution going all the way back to 1976, Jobs insight and retelling of important events is bound to be a gripping and informative read.