Jobs OK’d Biography So Kids Can Know Him

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Steve Jobs authorized a biography in his final days so his kids can get to know him after his death. "I wasn't always there for them, and I wanted them to know why," the Apple guru told Walter Isaacson, the Pulitzer Prize nominee penning his life story. Because Jobs, who died at age 56 on Wednesday after a long battle with pancreatic cancer, was always very protective of his private life, the authorization is surprising. Simon & Schuster moved up the release of Isaacson's biography, "Steve Jobs," from Nov. 21 to Oct. 24, and it's already on best seller lists.

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