Telling a good story is easy. Telling a story really good is much harder. Walter Isaacson’s ability to tell a story about a mans life. A man like Steve Jobs!
I have a built in skepticism about biographies. It you think you are important enough to write about your life … well, maybe you think you are too important!
I have read so much about by and about Steve Jobs. Looked through just about every clip on Youtube. So when I pre-ordered this book I wasn’t prepared to be impressed.
Walter Isaacson uses a very interesting technique of combining a chronological order to order of importance and historical relevance. He tells the story as it is. It feels that the story is naked, true as reality often is. The glamour of celebraty, super human, genius that you normally expect to read wasn’t there. Through the whole book there is a genuine honest picture of a man and the life he had. The mistakes, struck of genius and everything else is told in such an interesting and captivating way.
Even if you know most of the major event from his life. I still recommend this book.
The story telling was so good that I have started to read other books from Walter Isaacson!
So, If you haven’t already read it, I envy you!