Steve Jobs’s Ex-Girlfriend & Mother Of Lisa To Publish Memoir In 2013

Steve Jobs’s Ex-Girlfriend & Mother Of Lisa To Publish Memoir In 2013

Steve Jobs with his daughter Lisa Brennan-Jobs.

In a timed announcement made exactly on the one year anniversary of Steve Jobs’s death, Chrisann Brennan — Steve Jobs’s highschool sweetheart and the mother of American journalist and writer Lisa Brennan-Jobs, for whom the Apple Lisa was named — has said that she will be publishing a memoir next year.

Ms. Brennan, who is currently a painter in San Francisco, will be publishing the story of her relationship with Steve in a new book to be published in 2013 by St. Martin’s Press.

The New York Times reports:

After meeting him at Homestead High School in Cupertino, Calif., Ms. Brennan later lived with Mr. Jobs in a cabin, meditated with him and attended lectures. “At 17, Steve had more than a touch of the cool sophistication of a Beat poet,” Ms. Brennan wrote in an article in Rolling Stone after his death. While in her early 20s, she became pregnant and gave birth to their daughter, who is known as Lisa Brennan-Jobs. Mr. Jobs initially denied paternity of his daughter but later developed a closer relationship with her.

St. Martin’s said Ms. Brennan’s memoir would cover a range of subjects, including her relationship with Jobs, the founding of Apple and “Jobs’s enormous appeal, energy and drive as well as his developing ambition and ruthlessness in business and personal dealings.”

Sounds like a positive story overall, not the seedy cash-in you might expect from an embittered ex. I’m looking forward to reading it. How about you?

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  • RJENK

    If there wasn’t potential to make an enormous sum if money off milking Steve for all he’s worth, she wouldn’t be wasting her time with a book. So yes, of course it is a seedy cash-in. To say otherwise is to be a die-hard fanboy who selfishly wants to read the book only to gain another vantage point on Apple’s famous founder. And although I will admit I have been an Apple fan since 1984, having read just about every book published on Jobs and Apple, I highly doubt there remains anything more to be said that would compel me to buy it. An online summary of it will be more than enough or me (and no doubt Cult if Mac will write just such a book overview when it comes out).

  • Atienne

    ….meh

  • RaptorOO7

    ….meh

    Since we don’t know much about their relationship and he chose to deny his daughters paternity (until some point later on) she has the write (pun intended) to publish her experiences and thoughts on their relationship and his life and times with here. Whether its about money or not is of little consequences to me. I do not have any plans to purchase Walter Issacson’s book and won’t buy this one either.

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