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Steve Jobs Biography Hits Shelves

The book reveals a closer look at the man behind Apple, and is expected to become the year's bestseller. 

The highly-anticipated biography "Steve Jobs" hit shelves Monday, after a pre-release on Apple's iBooks online store and Amazon's Kindle Sunday evening.

"Steve Jobs" (Associated Press)
"Steve Jobs" (Associated Press)

The biography, written by Walter Isaacson, is already ranked as the current best-selling book on Amazon.com. 

The release date was originally planned for November 21, but was moved up after Jobs died from pancreatic cancer on October 5. 

The 630-page book is a collection of stories and information that Isaacson collected during a series of over 40 interviews with Jobs, the last of which was completed just weeks before Jobs passed away. 

Isaacson is a seasoned biographist, having written on Benjamin Franklin and Albert Einstein among others.

Gaining access to Steve Jobs was no easy task, as the Apple founder was well-known for maintaining a tight ring of secrecy around his company, products, and personal life.

Sony Pictures has acquired the rights to make a major feature film out of the biography, according to reports.

 

 

 

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