In her new memoir, Apple founder Steve Jobs Lisa Brennan-Jobs provides what could be seen as a brutally honest depiction of her bond with her father. Small Fry takes an in-depth look at who the tech titan really was as a person rather than a celebrity. Brennan Jobs began working on the book only a couple months after her father’s death, and in that time gathered much information through extensive interviews with her own family as well as with other people who knew Steve Jobs very well.
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When Brennan-Jobs’ own mother read the book, she said she was both shocked and impressed with the honesty of her daughter’s depiction. Chrisann Brennan is quoted by the Times as saying:
“She got it right.”
“She didn’t go into how bad it really was, if you can believe that,”
However, just recently, her step mother Lauren Powell Jobs has released a statement describing her disappointment with Brennan Jobs’ memoir. In her statement, Powell is saddened by how her stepdaughter portrayed her late husband. In a quote from Business Insider, Powell stated:
Lisa is part of our family, so it was with sadness that we read her book, which differs dramatically from our memories of those times. The portrayal of Steve is not the husband and father we knew.
Steve loved Lisa, and he regretted that he was not the father he should have been during her early childhood. It was a great comfort to Steve to have Lisa home with all of us during the last days of his life, and we are all grateful for the years we spent together as a family.
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So far, nothing has been said about any potential legal action or defamation suits; rather the Powell Jobs has simply expressed her disappointment at the harsh depiction. But other views from separate family members seem to be conflicting. Some appear to back Lisa Brennan-Jobs, while some agree with Lauren Powell Jobs’ criticism.
Small Fry is due for release on September 4th. Be sure to pre-order your copy as soon as possible, and check back at Bookstr for updates on this current book and story.
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