Reviewers Swoon Over the Steve Jobs Biography

Walter Isaacson didn't leave anybody guessing about his admiration for Steve Jobs, but reviewers seem pleased about learning the darker side of the visionary. The same words pop up in almost all of the (very quickly written) reviews for Isaacson's Steve Jobs which hits shelves on Monday morning: "complex," "rebellious," "brilliant." Each seems as applicable to the Isaacson's biography--everybody loves it--as it does to the book's subject. Everybody's fascinated by Steve Jobs, and so far, the reviews are as focused on the many revelations about his life as they are about the quality of the book. That said, it's nothing less than flattering for Isaacson as a journalist to have the public swooning over the facts he admirably dug up about a very mysterious man.

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