Steve Jobs: Insanely Great

Steve Jobs: Insanely Great

by Jessie Hartland


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Whether they’ve seen Aaron Sorkin and Danny Boyle’s Steve Jobs movie, read Walter Isaacson’s biography, or just own an iPhone, this graphic novel retelling of the Apple innovator’s life will capture the imaginations of the legions of readers who live and breathe the technocentric world Jobs created.
Told through a combination of black-and-white illustrations and handwritten text, this fast-paced and entertaining biography in graphic format presents the story of the ultimate American entrepreneur, the man who brought us Apple Computer, Pixar, Macs, iPods, iPhones, and more.
Jobs’s remarkable life reads like a history of the personal technology industry. He started Apple Computer in his parents’ garage and eventually became the tastemaker of a generation, creating products we can’t live without. Through it all, he was an overbearing and demanding perfectionist, both impossible and inspiring. Capturing his unparalleled brilliance, as well as his many demons, Jessie Hartland’s engaging biography illuminates the meteoric successes, devastating setbacks, and myriad contradictions that make up the extraordinary life and legacy of the insanely great Steve Jobs.

Here's the perfect book for any teen interested in STEM topics, especially tech.
A School Library Journal Best Book of the Year

“If a picture is worth a thousand words, then this comic tale can hang with the sprawling biographies.” —
“An accessible take . . . undoubtedly valuable for kids who are growing up using Apple’s products but knowing little about the man who created them.” —

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780307982988
Publisher: Random House Children's Books
Publication date: 10/11/2016
Pages: 240
Sales rank: 268,937
Product dimensions: 5.60(w) x 8.40(h) x 0.90(d)
Age Range: 12 - 17 Years

About the Author

Jessie Hartland is the author and illustrator of the highly acclaimed graphic biography Bon Appétit: The Delicious Life of Julia Child, which the New York Times described as “bursting with exuberant urban-naïf gouache paintings and a hand-lettered text that somehow manages to recount every second of Child’s life.” Her illustrations have appeared in newspapers and magazines throughout the world, including the New York Times, Bon Appétit, Martha Stewart Living, Real Simple, and Travel and Leisure. She is also a commercial artist whose work can be seen on ceramics and fabric, as well as in advertisements and store windows. She lives in New York City with her family. To learn more, visit and follow @JessieHartland on Twitter.

Table of Contents

Chapter 1 The Young Sprout 1

Chapter 2 Growing Up 15

Chapter 3 Steve and war Start their First Business 29

Chapter 4 College and Enlightenment 37

Chapter 5 Apple Is Born 53

Chapter 6 Moving Up 73

Chapter 7 Moving On 87

Chapter 8 Rise and Fall 101

Chapter 9 The Family Man 131

Chapter 10 Branching Out 137

Chapter 11 The Return to Apple 151

Chapter 12 Expansion 169

Chapter 13 Refined Design 191

Acknowledgments 219

Bibliography 220

Notes 222

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