I didn’t rush out to get the Steve Jobs biography by Walter Isaacson when it was released last October 24 because I still had so much reading to catch up on. Plus real-life work which included reading, writing and creating pretty things (trying). Today I figured, I’d walk in to the book store and pick up a copy. Duh. It’s sold out and everything that’s coming in has been pre-ordered.
This article in the Wall Street Journal talks about how readers chose to buy Isaacson’s hardbound copy of “Steve Jobs” over the e-book version. And as soon people got their copies, they posted photos of the book on Instagram and Twitter – kinda like the ritual of “unboxing” an Apple product.
In Isaacson’s last conversation with Jobs he asked the one question that has puzzled him for so long – why did the very private Jobs want to reveal so much in a book? “I wanted my kids to know me,” Jobs told Isaacson. ”I wasn’t always there for them, and I wanted them to know why and to understand what I did.” Source: ABC News
The book was scheduled to be released in November 21. But because of Steve Jobs’ death (gosh I still feel so orphaned every time I say that), Simon & Schuster released the book earlier. Needless to say, it’s #1 on the New York Times best seller list.
I have some down time right now and this book would just be perfect for me this week. Ugh. I wish I had it now.
I called the head office of National Book Store. They found one last copy for me. One! In the Ermita branch. It’s headed my way now. I should get it tomorrow. It’s P1275 hardbound.
If you want to reserve a copy of “Steve Jobs” by Walter Isaacson, just visit any National Book Store and give your name at the Customer Service counter. No need for deposit. Or check their Facebook page for updates.
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