Steve Jobs

Steve Jobs

The Man Who Thought Different

Book - 2012
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A riveting biography of the groundbreaking innovator who was a giant in the worlds of computing, music, filmmaking, design, smart phones, and more. A finalist for the YALSA Excellence in Nonfiction Award!

"Your time is limited. . . . have the courage to follow your heart and intuition." --Steve Jobs

From the start, his path was never predictable. Steve Jobs was given up for adoption at birth, dropped out of college after one semester, and at the age of twenty, created Apple in his parents' garage with his friend Steve Wozniack.

Then came the core and hallmark of his genius--his exacting moderation for perfection, his counterculture life approach, and his level of taste and style that pushed all boundaries. A devoted husband, father, and Buddhist, he battled cancer for over a decade, became the ultimate CEO, and made the world want every product he touched, from the Macintosh to the iPhone, from iTunes and the iPod to the Macbook.

Critically acclaimed author Karen Blumenthal takes us to the core of this complicated and legendary man while simultaneously exploring the evolution of computers. Framed by Jobs' inspirational Stanford commencement speech and illustrated throughout with black and white photos, this is the story of the man who changed our world.

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Praise for Steve Jobs: The Man Who Thought Different: A Biography:

"This is a smart book about a smart subject by a smart writer." -- Booklist, starred review

"Students who know Steve Jobs only through Apple's iTunes, iPhones, and iPads will have their eyes opened by this accessible and well-written biography." -- VOYA

"An engaging and intimate portrait. Few biographies for young readers feel as relevant and current as this one does." -- The Horn Book Magazine

"A perceptive, well-wrought picture of an iconic figure." -- Kirkus Reviews

"Blumenthal crafts an insightful, balanced portrait." -- Publishers Weekly

Publisher: New York : Feiwel and Friends, 2012.
Edition: First edition
ISBN: 9781250015570
Branch Call Number: YA B JOBS S BLUMENTH
Characteristics: 310 pages : illustrations, portraits ; 22 cm.


From Library Staff

Creative, driven, obsessive, and brilliant, but notoriously abrasive. Read about how how Steve Jobs found success in spite of and because of his intense personality.

This biography takes the reader from Jobs’ humble beginnings to his struggles as CEO of Apple and his groundbreaking work that has changed the way everyone uses technology.

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Jul 18, 2012

Gosh, Steve Jobs was kind of a jerk. I think this biography does a good job of presenting a balanced perspective on his life. That said I found the psychological explanations a little pat. (Along the lines of "Jobs did things this way because he was adopted.") Teens are smart and can handle subtly! For real.


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