The release date for the authorised biography of Steve Jobs has been brought forward again to October 24, following the Apple co-founder’s death last week.
In August Steve Jobs: A Biography by Walter Isaacson was pulled forward to 21 November, so that it would be out in time for Christmas.
Publisher Simon & Schuster has now brought the book’s release date forward another month to Monday October 24.
Apple boss Steve Jobs died at home of respiratory arrest and a pancreatic tumor at about 3pm on October 5, according to his death certificate.
Isaacson’s Steve Jobs: A Biography is based on more than 40 interviews with Jobs conducted over two years – as well as “unvarnished” interviews with more than 100 family members, friends, adversaries, competitors, and colleagues.
The publisher describes it as an “instructive and cautionary tale, filled with lessons about innovation, character, leadership, and values” and “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.”
Notoriously secretive about his private life – as well as just about everything to do with Apple itself – Jobs cooperated with the biography but asked for no control over what was written or even the right to read it before it was published.
Walter Isaacson is also the author of Benjamin Franklin: An American Life and of Kissinger: A Biography.