Have You Read Steve Jobs by Walter Isaacson?

 

Have You Read Steve Jobs by Walter Isaacson? Book Review LisaNalbone.comI, literally, just finished reading Steve Jobs by Walter Isaacson.

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.  

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Book Review: Far From the Tree: Parents Children and the Search for Identity by Andrew Solomon

962 Pages. 3 pounds. Truly, I wish I’d gotten the kindle edition. The size and weight of the print book prevented me from carrying it along at all times which really slowed my reading. The ideas were at least as heavy as the  book. It was painful. Heartwarming. Tragic. Hopeful. Agony. Thought-provoking. Fraught. Important. Not … Read moreBook Review: Far From the Tree: Parents Children and the Search for Identity by Andrew Solomon

Book Review: Counterfeit Kids by Rod Baird

“Our children are initiated into the college cult, introduced to the “make or break” importance of getting into a good college, almost from the time they are born, so that by the time they enter high school they are rigid faithful followers, but by the time they are upperclassmen they know the game, one way … Read moreBook Review: Counterfeit Kids by Rod Baird