Steve Jobs autobiography becomes a bestseller upon debut

Simply titled “Steve Jobs” and penned by Walter Isaacson, the book shows various facets of Jobs’ private persona.

The author conducted forty interviews with Jobs over a period of 2 years. The biography paints a portrait of a stubborn and ambitious man, but a perfectionist and engineering genius that wanted to change the world.

It also describes Jobs as very intense and obsessed with control, characteristics that have probably helped to revolutionize the world of computers.

Steve Jobs was an adopted child, a fact that will define his life. He grew up in the 70s in San Francisco Bay , very marked by the hippie culture, but fascinated by technology at the same time.

The biography topped both Amazon’s and Barnes & Nobles’ bestseller lists on Monday.

Steve Jobs sells for $17.88 in hardcover at both Amazon and Barnes & Noble, and $16.99 in e-book format.