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Thursday August 25, 2011 9:46 am

Steve Jobs biography to include details of resignation, still launching on schedule

Posted by Andru Edwards Categories: Apple, Corporate News

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Steve Jobs' first and only authorized biography, "Steve Jobs: A Biography," will be updated with news of the Apple CEO's sudden resignation on Wednesday night and remains on track to hit bookstores in November.

Publisher Simon & Schuster said the highly anticipated tell-all biography, written by acclaimed biographer Walter Isaacson, will include Wednesday night's announcement from Jobs' point of view.

Simon & Schuster spokeswoman Tracey Guest told us that Isaacson "speaks to Jobs regularly and is still working on the final chapter of the book."

You can pre-order the biography on Amazon for $20.40, or wait for it to hit bookstores on November 21 for the retail price of $32.50.

For the first ever authorized biography of Jobs, Isaacson spent three years conducting "exclusive and unprecedented" interviews with the famously closed-off Apple co-founder.

The book promises interviews with Jobs' ex-girlfriends, foes, family, and fired colleagues. Furthermore, Jobs apparently didn't demand to review the book before it went to print. There are plenty of unauthorized biographies of Jobs, but this is the first written with his blessing. A search for "Steve Jobs" on Amazon produces results like "The Steve Jobs Way: iLeadership for a New Generation" and the controversial "iCon Steve Jobs: The Greatest Second Act in the History of Business."

Apple's visionary leader resigned late Wednesday to become chairman of the company's board and Tim Cook was named as his successor, effective immediately.

This article, written by Sara Yin, originally appeared on PCMag.com and is republished on Gear Live with the permission of Ziff Davis, Inc.

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