Excerpted from article in today’s NYTimes by Nick Bolton:
“…Based on more than forty interviews with Jobs conducted over two years — as well as interviews with more than a hundred family members, friends, adversaries, competitors, and colleagues — Walter Isaacson has written 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.
Simon & Schuster also said that Mr. Jobs cooperated with the book, but ‘asked for no control over what was written nor even the right to read it before it was published.’”
“’He put nothing off limits. He encouraged the people he knew to speak honestly,” Simon & Schuster said in its book synopsis, saying that “his friends, foes, and colleagues provide an unvarnished view.…’”