5.0 out of 5 stars
Structure of biography as important as content, Feb. 29 2012
"Steve Jobs" by Walter Isaacson
a note by Bill Casselman on Feb 29, 2012
By now we all know the chief biographical revelations of Isaacson's popular book. What impressed me was the book's structure and ease of reading.
Isaacson's many years at Time Magazine as editor and writer have taught him the dextrous presentation of fact, the patient parcelling out of life info.
This is one bio. where the reader does not have to wait until the end of the book for insights into what made Jobs the man he was.
Isaacson strews sweet jellybeans of bio-insight all along the book's path.
A literate joy to read!
As a writer, I've started to re-read it, to pay closer attention to the adept verbal carpentry work Mr. Isaacson performed while structuring his project.