Steve Jobs: The Man Who Thought Different
Karen Blumenthal; Read by Sean Runnette
Macmillan Young Listeners
"Your time is limited. . . . have the courage to follow your heart and intuition."--Steve Jobs
From the start, his path was never predictable. Steve Jobs was given up for adoption at birth, dropped out of college after one semester, and at the age of twenty, created Apple in his parents' garage with his friend Steve Wozniack. Then came the core and hallmark of his genius--his exacting moderation for perfection, his counterculture life approach, and his level of taste and style that pushed all boundaries. A devoted husband, father, and Buddhist, he battled cancer for over a decade, became the ultimate CEO, and made the world want every product he touched.
Critically acclaimed author Karen Blumenthal takes us to the core of this complicated and legendary man while simultaneously exploring the evolution of computers. Framed by Jobs' inspirational Stanford commencement speech and illustrated throughout with black and white photos, this is the story of the man who changed our world.
YALSA-College Bound /Lifelong Learners, Arizona Grand Canyon Young Readers Maste , Kentucky Blue Grass Award Master List, New Jersey Garden State Teen Book Award
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Praise for Steve Jobs: The Man Who Thought Different
“This is a smart book about a smart subject by a smart writer.” —Booklist, starred review
“Students who know Steve Jobs only through Apple's iTunes, iPhones, and iPads will have their eyes opened by this accessible and well-written biography.” —VOYA
“An engaging and intimate portrait. Few biographies for young readers feel as relevant and current as this one does.” —The Horn Book Magazine
“A perceptive, well-wrought picture of an iconic figure.” —Kirkus Reviews
“Blumenthal crafts an insightful, balanced portrait.” —Publishers Weekly
In the Press
Read the Kirkus Review of STEVE JOBS The Man Who Thought Different. An admiring though not entirely adulatory view of our era's greatest technology celebrity, rightly dubbed (by U2's Bono) "the hardware software Elvis." - Kirkus Reviews