“Steve Jobs,” the highly anticipated biography by former Time magazine editor Walter Isaacson, has been confirmed to be released almost a month ahead of the publisher’s originally scheduled 21 November launch.
The spokeswoman for the Publishing house Simon & Schuster has confirmed to the Wall Street Journal that it is moving forward the publication of the biography on Steve Jobs to October 24.
According to the Journal report, Isaacson visited Jobs and last interviewed him four weeks ago, before and after he stepped down as Apple’s chief executive. It was also noted by the publication that Jobs “knew that he was dying weeks before the end.”
In an upcoming release, Isaacson describes his last visit with Jobs. He found the visionary in some pain and said he had moved to a downstairs bedroom because he was too weak to go up and down the stairs, however “his mind was still sharp and his humor vibrant."
“Why had he been so eager, during close to 50 interviews and conversations over the course of two years, to open up so much for a book when he was usually so private?” was a question that was puzzling Isaacson.
"I wanted my kids to know me," Isaacson quoted Jobs as saying in their final interview at Jobs' home in Palo Alto, California. "I wasn't always there for them and I wanted them to know why and to understand what I did."
According to Simon & Schuster’s synopsis, the book is based on more than 40 interviews with Jobs as well as interviews with more than a hundred family members, friends, adversaries, competitors, and colleagues.
The book describes Steve Jobs’ life as: “A riveting story of the roller-coaster life and searingly intense personality of a creative entrepreneur whose passion for perfection and ferocious drive revolutionized six industries: personal computers, animated movies, music, phones, tablet computing, and digital publishing.”
After Jobs death Wednesday, “Steve Jobs” has become Amazon’s #1 bestselling book. The book is 656 pages and will sell for $17.88.
Apple co-founder, former CEO and visionary died at the age of 56 after suffering a rare form of pancreatic cancer.