Although this biography has two authors listed, the “I” in the story is Brent Schlender, a journalist who visited and interviewed Steve Jobs many times over a period of twenty-five years. The book traces the journey of an egotistical, overbearing young man who gradually becomes a more thoughtful, mature person in his later years. The thing that never changed was his passion to bring top-quality personal computers to everyone, not just companies and office work-places. He went on to release laptops, iPods, iPhones, and iPads in addition to desktop computers.
This is the story of a guy who never, ever stopped trying. He experienced many failures and disappointments, but that didn’t stop him from jumping into yet another endeavor. Some projects took years to bear good results, but paid off in the long run. Other projects were total failures. The book shares the recollections of a myriad of people, including his family, executives from Apple and Pixar, and friends. When you put all their memories together, you get a picture of a very complex man who changed the world.