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Steve Jobs: Insanely Great

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Steve Jobs: Insanely Great

Steve Jobs is the person who brought us Apple computers, as well as iPods, iPads and iPhones, and his story is truly a remarkable one.
 
In STEVE JOBS: Insanely Great, Jessica Hartland shares Jobs’ biography in graphic form. Each chapter deals with a different period of his life --- the first covers his first ten years, and one chapter only covers 1977, a very important year for Jobs. 
 
If you are a fan of Steve Jobs, would like to learn more about this brilliant man or like the comic form, then this is the perfect book for you. 
 
Jobs’ life pretty much mirrors the history of the personal technology industry. Jobs made the first useable home computer, leaving consumers happy and demanding more. Jobs did not disappoint; he went on to create newer, faster, better computers. Then he branched out into other personal technology items, like cell phones and small, portable computers. He revolutionized the computer industry.
 
I had never read a biography in graphic form before --- I’m generally not drawn to the graphic novel format, in general --- but I was pleasantly surprised by how easy this book was to read and how interesting it was. I had already read Walter Isaacson’s biography of Steve Jobs --- a more detailed and comprehensive look at Jobs --- but this book covered many of the main themes and events in his life. It also briefly mentioned Jobs’ drug use, which came up much more frequently in Isaacson’s biography.
 
If you are a fan of Steve Jobs, would like to learn more about this brilliant man or like the comic form, then this is the perfect book for you. Even if you don’t particularly like comics (like me), you might still enjoy this book (like I did); it’s short, has lots of illustrations and it covers ever major aspect of Jobs’ life.

Reviewed by Christine M. Irvin on July 20, 2015

Steve Jobs: Insanely Great
by Jessie Hartland

  • Publication Date: October 11, 2016
  • Genres: Graphic Novel, Reference, Technology
  • Paperback: 240 pages
  • Publisher: Ember
  • ISBN-10: 030798298X
  • ISBN-13: 9780307982988