If you read one thing about Steve Jobs…

I’m well into my reading of Walter Isaacson’s definitive biography of Jobs, and I can confidently say that it is by far the most comprehensive look at his life ever written. So many interviews and so much research went into the crafting of Isaacson’s narrative that I doubt anyone will ever cover Steve’s life more completely.

But if you’d prefer a shorter option, read this eulogy. Steve’s biological sister, the novelist Mona Simpson, packs more emotion and beauty into those 3 pages than Isaacson does in 656, albeit without the plethora of historical information. It’s a heartbreaking look into the mind of her brother, told in the way only a close relative can. It’s fortunate in this case that the relative also has a talent for creative writing that would make her brother proud. Do not miss the last words.


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