Authorized biography of Apple's Steve Jobs due in 2012

Book to carry title: 'iSteve: The Book of Jobs'

Steve Jobs

The life story of Apple co-founder Steve Jobs will soon be publicly available ... as told by Jobs himself.

From Associated Press:

Simon & Schuster announced Sunday that Walter Isaacson's "iSteve: The Book of Jobs" will be published in early 2012. Isaacson has been working on the long-rumored biography since 2009 and has interviewed Jobs, members of his family, colleagues at Apple and competitors.

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Spokeswoman Tracey Guest of Simon & Schuster said no further details were available and that neither Jobs nor Isaacson would be commenting.

Fortune has a story about the biographer and why Jobs may have chosen him for the assignment:

The news came as no surprise to anyone who has worked with Isaacson. If there is one thread that runs through his long career in journalism and public service, it's his talent for spotting the most influential people in any room and finding a way to get close to them.

Two questions come to my mind immediately:

How many other people on the planet would possess the ego necessary to include such an overt biblical reference in the title of their biography?

And will the Apple faithful line up outside of bookstores for this biography days in advance as if the tome were another Apple gadget?

I'm guessing not many to the first question and yes to the second.

(I'm also curious to see what he has to say about the disagreement over "Day One" at Apple.)

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