I found it gripping, and I am not usually much for reading about celebrities. I was fascinated by the many intersecting threads of the history of internet and computers, silicon valley, business, the person, the company. The complexity and contradictions of Jobs personality puzzled me. Because I am really terrible at paying attention to popular culture and famous people, most of the information was news to me.
Two weeks ago I found this hefty book for only $3 at the Mill Valley Friends of the Library Book Sale shelf while I was waiting for Dale to finish his speaking gig. Maybe having a kid who promotes Hacking Your Education , UnCollege and Thiel Fellows had something to do with it, but I was totally sucked in by this story of a dropout.