Steve Jobs’ Authorized Biography Debuts Next Year

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Steve’s official biography is coming. Entitled iSteve: The Book of Jobs, the tome is slated to hit bookshelves in early 2012. Biblical references aside, the manuscript, penned by Walter Isaacson, has been in the works since 2009.

The biography will contain interviews from Jobs’ family, colleagues and competitors. Most importantly, Isaacson also got the iStamp of approval, complete with an interview with Jobs himself. Simon & Schuster will be publishing the authorized biography.

It’s the first book to get the thumbs up from Jobs. In fact, Jobs has even responded negatively in the past to other volumes. In 2005, Apple decided to exclude all books published by John Wiley & Sons after they signed up for a book project called iCon: Steve Jobs, The Greatest Second Act in the History of Business. Maybe it would really push sales if it’s sold as a set with the authorized version.

Isaacson, who previously worked at CNN and TIME magazine (but not as a writer), has also written biographies about Benjamin Franklin and Albert Einstein. He is currently the president and CEO of the Aspen Institute, a policy thinktank in Washington, D.C.

(via Associated Press)

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