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101 in 1001: Read 5 Books #3

I finished another book! That makes the third book towards my goal of five on my 101 in 1001 list.  Yes, it appears it has taken me about 15 months to read 3 books.   That might seem like a ridiculously small amount of reading to some of you, but honestly, that might be the most I’ve read in that time span since I was assigned books to read in college and high school…  So this is a good thing.

The third book I read was Steve Jobs by Walter Isaacson.  I got this book as a Christmas gift last year and almost immediately started reading it.  I am a huge Apple fan (and honestly kind of a tech nerd) so I was very excited to read this book…even though the thickness was a bit intimidating.

Steve Jobs

Most of the book I thought was very interesting.  There was a lot written about Jobs’ early life and the beginnings of Apple and Pixar which I thought was interesting.  It always amazes me how big things often start so small.  I hadn’t read much about Steve Jobs prior to reading this book, so a bit of his lifestyle and attitude was a shock to me – but for some reason it all made sense to me that such epic things were done by such a slightly ridiculous and crazy person.  You have to have the right attitude to push the limits of how things are seen, and he definitely had that attitude.

I mentioned before that I am a bit of a tech nerd.  I feel pretty confident about my knowledge about technology.  I’d even be willing to say that I have a higher than average knowledge of many things computer related.  That being said, there were some parts in the book that were a long and slow read to me.  There was a lot of technical talk in this book, and most of it I actually found interesting, but somewhere in the middle I started to really lose interest and get bored.  The book goes back and forth between talking about the technical aspects of what he did, and his life.  I think at this point there was too much tech and not enough people.  After that small bump in the road though the book starts to fly by as  he starts to talk about the development of definite game changers like the iPod, iTunes, and everything else that came from them.

Although Steve Jobs is a name that many people know, I really think you have to have at least some kind of technology background – or at least interest – to get the most out of this book.  Overall I definitely enjoyed reading it and would recommend it for anyone who is interested in the history behind Apple and how Jobs’s eccentric lifestyle somehow led people to call him a genius and not a crazy person……because sometimes it seems like there is a fine line between the two!

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The next book in line for me to read…..or at least the book that I am starting next –  Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me? (And Other Concerns) by Mindy Kaling.

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3 Responses

  1. I think Jobs is a total inspiration, but between my lack of interest in the ins and outs of technology and my not being a huge Apple fan, I probably won’t ever read that book. Though I was somewhat interested beforehand, I appreciate you sharing more about it! – now I don’t have to try to force myself to read a book that I likely won’t enjoy!

    …that sounds silly. That I’m thanking you for helping me figure out that I DON’T want to read a book. Oh well. 🙂

    I DO look forward to hearing what you think about Mindy Kaling’s book! That one is MOST DEFINITELY on my to-read list!!

    • I’m glad that this helped you figure out that you don’t want to read the book? Really though, it isn’t for everyone, and I guess that came across in the post as I had hoped! 🙂

      Mindy Kaling’s book so far is great, an easy and fun read!

  2. […] Me? (And Other Concerns).  I actually have had it since Christmas, but decided to tackle the Steve Jobs Biography first instead.  I will admit that I definitely questioned my choice a few times but knew that I […]

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