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Steve Jobs

Steve Jobs - Walter Isaacson The Jobs biography was tons of fun to read. Jobs' life was completely intertwined with a fascinating and exciting period in technology history, and Isaacson did an awesome job of bringing that period of history to life. The narrative felt special both because of the influence Jobs had on society, and because the man, himself, was so interesting. Isaacson narrated this biography as a story told to inform while entertaining. He had several major points to make about Jobs' personality and why those traits sometimes made Jobs great, and sometimes led him astray. I can't help but think that in the effort to make those traits clear to the reader, the complexity that is a human life was reduced just a little. In some ways Isaacson was less devoted to chronicling than to helping the reader make sense of Jobs. But there's no denying that his choice resulted in a compelling read.