I don’t often read biographies. Honestly, there aren’t that many people that fascinate me enough to read their life stories, unless they’re memoirs (I know they are so similar, but for some reason I LOVE memoirs). So initially, despite the fact that I am a huge Apple fan, I had no interest in reading Steve Jobs biography by Walter Isaacson. I have to admit, though, that my interest was peaked when I heard of friends raving about the book. I figured it would be one of those “stretch out of my comfort zone” books perfect to add to my Copia bookshelf.
I began reading Steve Jobs on October 1 and was instantly surprised by how much I enjoyed it. Ask my husband; I’ve been reading it in bed before I go to sleep and have probably been annoying the heck out of him as I’ve shared every amusing or shocking thing I’ve read.
You’ve got to admit – whether you love or hate Apple – Steve Jobs was both a genius and a fantastic business man. But he was also (as my husband put it last night) a “kook.”
Side note: apparently, my 11 year old son overheard our conversation, and later asked me for the definition of “kook.” I had no idea where his question was coming from and I made him put the word in a sentence so I could figure out the content. lol
Throughout the month, I will be adding discussion questions to my Copia book club. I’d LOVE for you to join my book club (it’s totally free, and you can log in through Facebook) and then either weigh in on the discussion questions orpose a few questions yourself. I welcome all participation (ok, maybe I’m kind of begging for some participation…). Since Steve Jobs is rather well known, even those who haven’t read the book will be able to participate.
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