Chrisann Brennan, Jobs’s high school girlfriend and the mother of his first child, has reportedly agreed to write a memoir revealing their story.
St. Martin’s Press, part of Macmillan, announced on Thursday it had acquired the rights to publish the book by Ms. Brennan, who is now a painter based in the San Francisco Bay Area.
Brennan and her relations with Apple CEO have been already briefly described in the authorized biography by Walter Isaacson published last year.
Brennan has previously gone public about her and Jobs’s relation in an essay for Rolling Stone just after his death. But until now we’ve only read snippets of what her personal connection to Jobs was like, writes PC Mag.
According to The New York Times, the story of their love will start from their meeting at Homestead High School in Cupertino, California.
Brennan will reportedly write a few words about her and Jobs’s daughter Lisa. The tech legend initially denied paternity of the child, and Chrisann had to raise the child on welfare. But Jobs eventually came around and invited Lisa to move in with him and his wife Laurene Powell.
Besides the personal struggles between the two, the memoir will also delve into the nature of Jobs’s early vision and approach to life.
The alleged publisher of the book said that it will offer insight into “Jobs’s enormous appeal and energy as well as his developing ambition and ruthlessness in business and personal dealings.”
Brennan currently lives in the Bay Area, working as an artist, while her daughter Lisa Brennan-Jobs is said to be working in New York City as a writer.
Meanwhile Apple Inc. paid tribute to its late CEO Steve Jobs Friday on the anniversary of his death.
The Cupertino based tech giant posted an emotional video with quotes of Jobs announcing some of Apple’s products on its homepage. The video closes with Jobs outlining Apple’s core philosophy, CBS News writes.
“It’s in Apple’s DNA that technology alone is not enough. It’s technology married with liberal arts, married with the humanities that yields us the results that makes our heart sing,” Jobs said.
The tech genius has become known for his desire to make technology and design successfully coexist. Apple made a splash when it introduced the iMac in 1998, with its bright colors and round body. The Californian firm repeated its success with the iPod, iPhone and iPad – all praised for sleek, modern designs.
Jobs died at the age of 56 on Oct. 5, 2011 at his home in Palo Alto, Calif because of respiratory arrest as a result from pancreatic cancer spreading to other organs.
Apple current CEO Tim Cook wrote a letter remembering Jobs and reinforcing his spirit and vision.
“Steve’s passing one year ago today was a sad and difficult time for all of us. I hope that today everyone will reflect on his extraordinary life and the many ways he made the world a better place.”
He continued: “One of the greatest gifts Steve gave to the world is Apple. No company has ever inspired such creativity or set such high standards for itself. Our values originated from Steve and his spirit will forever be the foundation of Apple. We share the great privilege and responsibility of carrying his legacy into the future.”
“I’m incredibly proud of the work we are doing, delivering products that our customers love and dreaming up new ones that will delight them down the road. It’s a wonderful tribute to Steve’s memory and everything he stood for.”