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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (490 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Alan Deutschman Narrator: Charles Stransky Publisher: Penguin Random House Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: October 2000 ISBN: 9780375417948
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From the acclaimed Vanity Fair and GQ journalist–an unprecedented, in-depth portrait of the man whose return to Apple precipitated one of the biggest turnarounds in business history. With a new epilogue on Apple’s future survival in today’s roller-coaster economy, here is the revealing biography that blew away the critics and stirred controversy within industry and media circles around the country.


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Quotes & Awards

  • Great Read. One of the keenest observers of the business and culture of Silicon Valley sets his sights on one of the most remarkable stories in the recent history of Silicon Valley. Fast Company
  • A carefully sketched portrait of a paradoxical man…reads like a novel and has the scope of Ben Hur. And it’s the strangest of high-tech industry books it’s good. Business 2.0
  • Deutschman illuminates the attributes that have made Jobs not only a success but also an influential innovator in two major industries. THE SECOND COMING…includes fascinating details about Jobs…anyone interested in the culture of Silicon Valley should find it well worth a read. San Francisco Chronicle
  • Deutschman, in a mere 301 pages, rips a hole in Jobs that can only be compared to the fatal tear in the Hindenburg. Forbes.com
  • A fascinating portrait of the Apple Computer founder…A mesmerizing, outstanding read, this book crackles with energy. Some of the passages will make your mouth drop open. Dallas Morning News
  • Alan Deutschman’s delicious Steve Jobs biography is a psychological profile with a fruit-flavored iMac punch line. The book is a pleasure to read, but not surprisingly, Jobs wishes you wouldn’t. Chicago Sun Times

Listener Opinions

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Conrado | 2/16/2014

    " enjoyed the trip of Jobs "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Charles | 1/16/2014

    " What a great read. It had a drama, dirt, personalities, and style. It was my first encounter with the legend. I thoroughly enjoyed it. Personally, I find it so easy to worship this man. He has lots of bad qualities. Even those traits, I find them attractive. I guess that's what charisma means. Steve jobs has almost every trait that a leader should have. He's that unique. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Mike | 1/13/2014

    " Pretty good book, covers the time up to the iMac (so no iPod stuff in there). "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Matt Coulson | 1/9/2014

    " Really interesting story told here which really brings to bear the genius that was Steve Jobs. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Chris Davis | 12/21/2013

    " This is a great story of the man who got kicked out of Apple and then asked back. I choose this over the Woz book as I thought the Job's story was probably more interesting. His twist and turns are actually quite entertaining. I would recommend. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Davy Buntinx | 12/7/2013

    " Zeer interessant boek uit 2000 over Steve Jobs tijd en rol bij NeXt, Pixar en zijn terugkeer bij Apple. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Lauren | 9/29/2013

    " If you're a Mac fan, this is a must read. I would like to lock Steve Jobs in a room with my father and see how it would turn out. ;) "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Siew Hong | 8/31/2013

    " A wonderful portrait of the man at the time before the iPhone and the iPad. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Mitch | 7/21/2013

    " Steve Jobs! Enough said. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Dwayne Ackley | 6/20/2013

    " A great book about Steve Jobs, post-Apple until NeXT was taken over and he went back. Also goes right up to the debut of iTunes and the complete turnaround of the company. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Carl | 5/11/2013

    " The true story of how Steve Jobs pulled himself back up after being fired from Apple Computer to retake the reigns of one of the most unique computer companies that ever existed. He went on to return the company to greatness, but this book only predicted that it would happen -- then it actually did. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Dave Manning | 4/3/2013

    " Too much of a focus on the celebrity nature, not enough substance. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Papa | 3/21/2013

    " You get to know who and what Jobs is and his role in Apple as well as the history of Apple. Like Woz, it is a great book for Apple fans. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jamie | 3/15/2013

    " A balanced and interesting look at the stories Steve never wanted you to hear. Still one of the kings of Jobs bios in my opinion, right along with the authorized one. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Andrew | 2/28/2013

    " Why Apple is so powerful and successful. You need to be an ass (at times) to win. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Omar Vásquez | 12/25/2012

    " A fascinating look at Steve Jobs' life until year 2000, as he was making his successful come back to Apple, before the iPhone/iPad phenomenon. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Cesar Gonzalez | 11/30/2012

    " I always find it fascinating to learn about the personalties behind some of the world's best known names. This one was particularly interesting because Steve Jobs is one of those larger than life characters, and frankly I knew next to nothing about him before reading this book. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Anand Nataraj | 10/14/2012

    " This book helped me to fight back... "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Lynn | 9/22/2012

    " A brilliant and eccentric man. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Neven | 7/18/2012

    " A gossipy collection of loosely connected stories about Steve Jobs. Clearly a journalist's book, it proceeds in paragraph fits and keeps restating its premises. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 David | 6/23/2012

    " A better biography than Issacson's- far more detail and texture to Steve's adventures. I loved this book. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Chris Lee | 5/18/2012

    " My first Jobs book. Really enjoyed it. It mainly detailed the time between his stints at Apple, talking much about NeXT, Pixar and such. I'd heard some stuff regarding how critical he could be. His style was covered in detail. I found that to be intriguing. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jaret Manuel | 4/1/2012

    " Very similar to the book iCon. Another great book regarding the iconic leader of Apple. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 thom | 6/16/2011

    " Interesting enough, but poorly written, very journalistic, and broadly lacking in any sources able to give real insight into Steve Jobs as a person.

    Also, if he tells me that a company was 'bleeding money' one more time, he's going to find himself bleeding too. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Chris | 5/9/2011

    " This is a great story of the man who got kicked out of Apple and then asked back. I choose this over the Woz book as I thought the Job's story was probably more interesting. His twist and turns are actually quite entertaining. I would recommend. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Davy | 4/26/2011

    " Zeer interessant boek uit 2000 over Steve Jobs tijd en rol bij NeXt, Pixar en zijn terugkeer bij Apple. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Harish | 6/28/2010

    " Digressive nonetheless it is about my hero. I enjoyed it "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Sameer | 6/25/2010

    " Not bad.

    Not very complimentry to Jobs, who does seem have some dark shades. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Brad | 11/28/2009

    " A breezy look at Steve Jobs' life, including famous meltdowns. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Sheila | 4/14/2009

    " This is was and still remains to be a major inspiration for me!
    If you are a computer tech head, business owner or a creative person,
    I highly recommend this read! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Dwayne | 1/10/2009

    " A great book about Steve Jobs, post-Apple until NeXT was taken over and he went back. Also goes right up to the debut of iTunes and the complete turnaround of the company. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Lauren | 12/12/2008

    " If you're a Mac fan, this is a must read. I would like to lock Steve Jobs in a room with my father and see how it would turn out. ;) "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Andrew | 7/23/2008

    " Why Apple is so powerful and successful. You need to be an ass (at times) to win. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Warren | 5/14/2008

    " Not very good. Insider's homage to the creator of the "reality distortion field." Too much homage, in fact. "

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About the Author
Author Alan Deutschman

Alan Deutschman is a senior writer at Fast Company and the author of two previous books, The Second Coming of Steve Jobs and A Tale of Two Valleys. He lives in Atlanta, Georgia, with his wife.