Steve Jobs biographer Walter Isaacson to appear on 60 Minutes this weekend

Thu, Oct 20, 2011


It’s not an understatement to say that Steve Jobs upcoming biography, scheduled to hit stores on October 24th, is one of the most anticipated books this year. Though Jobs headed up a technology company, his influence transcended geeks and gadgets, a fact which was quite apparent following his death a few weeks ago when Apple enthusiasts and tech illiterate folks alike mourned his passing.

Jobs’ upcoming biography, aptly titled Steve Jobs, was penned by Walter Isaacson who had previously written acclaimed biographies on luminaries such as Albert Einstein and Benjamin Franklin. The book will undoubtedly be a rare glimpse into the life of Jobs behind the scenes as the Apple co-founder encouraged friends and enemies alike to speak openly and candidly, going so far as to tell Isaacson that no topic was off-limits.

Now, with the book release just a few days away, Walter Isaacson is scheduled to sit down with Steve Kroft this Sunday on 60 Minutes to discuss all things Steve Jobs.

In the wake of Jobs passing, interest in both the book and interview promise to be immense. Hours after news of Jobs’ death hit the web, pre-order sales of the upcoming biography shot up over 41,000%.


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