Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Waiting on Wednesday

Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly event hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine that spotlights upcoming releases that we are eagerly anticipating! Want to participate? Post your own WOW entry on your blog, and leave your link at Breaking the Spine. This book was released this week - 10/24/2011 - published by Simon and Schuster.

Steve Jobs; Walter Isaacson

I decided to splurge for the Kindle Edition when this book was released yesterday.  I'm very interested since Jobs authorized this one.  Like Jobs, both my mom and a brother lost their battle with pancreatic cancer.  

Anyone else as fascinated by this man as me? Do you plan to read his autobiography?

23 comments:

  1. Same here, I'm very interested in reading this book, especially since it was authorized. I watched the 60 Minutes interview with the author and it seems like it will be a very enlightening book.

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  2. I am a bit a Mac addict and love Mac products and yes I am looking forward to reading this book (I am borrowing the book from the library).

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  3. I will go on the list at the library for this one. I'll look for your review :)

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  4. This does seem like an interesting book. I'll be watching for your reactions, Diane.

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  5. I heard an spotlight on this book yesterday, sounds like he took the gloves off.

    I don't plan to read this one, in less someone tells me it's a must read. Can't wait to read your review!

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  6. I went to an event at a bookstore last night and planned to buy this while I was there, but they'd sold out.

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  7. I would love to read this biography. I think I'll wait until the hype dies down a bit (and the price lol!), but I am interested to learn about the man behind Apple's success. I read an interesting article the other day, detailing how this biography could be the end of Google/Android and I'm interested to find out how!

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  8. What a story this will be! I don't have it yet, but I'm sure I will read it at some point.

    Hope you love it!

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  9. My husband pre-ordered this one and has already started it. He is regaling me with information from Jobs' life around the dinner table at night. I hope that you love it!

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  10. I ordered this book with the intention of giving it to my husband for Christmas. I guess I have to wait until he reads it first!

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  11. I had not planned to read it but when I picked up 1Q84 yesterday, The Boy said he would like the book for Christmas, plus it was like 40% off with my member card, so I bought it. I'll read it after him.

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  12. I watched the 60 Minutes interview and am intrigued enough to read it as well.

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  13. Very interesting, enjoy!

    http://tributebooksmama.blogspot.com/2011/10/waiting-on-wednesday_26.html

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  14. There are so many people taking about this book and author interviews that I feel as if I have already read it. Maybe in time, but for now, I do not think I will be picking it up. I do look forward to hearing your take on it.

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  15. A wonderful character, that guy! I love all my apple products.

    Giselle
    Xpresso Reads

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  16. Yes, I'm interested! I read Isaacson's bio of Einstein last year, and he did an impressive job.

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  17. What a genius...I'm equally fascinated by him. This is a must-read for me.

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  18. I wasn't really interested until I read the article in Time magazine. But after that I was intrigued...he sounds like he had quite a few interesting ideas, beyond Apple.

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  19. My husband is very fascinated with him! I will have to get it from the library for him!

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  20. so sad! I feel so bad for his wife and kids :(

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  21. Oh yes! I'm very fascinated with him. I have watched and read everything I have come across. I will get this book eventually.

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  22. Yes,I can't wait to read this biography too!

    PS: I'm so sorry that your family has been affected by this terrible cancer.

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  23. I do plan to get my hands on a copy of this. I have just recently become a fan of biographies and he sounds like a fascinating person.

    I think the timing of the release of the book is unfortunate. If Mr. Jobs had approved this one, I assume the pub. date was set long ago, but having it come out so soon after his death makes it look like the publisher was sitting around with the book in the closet, just waiting to add the date of death before it went to print. Seems tacky to me - but it probably won't stop me from reading it.

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