The NYT is reporting that Apple’s head honcho is collaborating with his first official biography, which will be written by former managing editor of Time magazine, Walter Isaacson. Rumor is, that Jobs invited Isaacson to tour his childhood home, and the two are working on chronicling the entirety of Jobs’ life. Isaacson has previously written best-selling biographies of Ben Franklin and Einstein.
I’m curious as to what sort of picture this book will paint of Jobs. Other biographies and histories of Apple have painted the man as brilliant—but a controlling narcissist who regularly parked in handicap spaces. Have a read of Gizmodo’s The Live Of Steve Jobs—So Far, and you can get a feel for what the negative press amounts too. Will the ailing CEO allow a biography to be published which isn’t whitewashed? Or is he prosaic enough to allow the bad with the good?