From John Gruber’s review of Isaacson’s authorized biography of Steve Jobs:
Isaacson’s book may well be the defining resource for Jobs’s personal life — his childhood, his youth, his eccentricities, cruelty, temper, and emotional outbursts. But as regards Jobs’s work, Isaacson leaves the reader profoundly and tragically misinformed.
I mostly enjoyed the book, despite its flaws.
Like many people reading this, I was already familiar with most of Jobs’ recent work and some of his past highlights. What I expected from the book was a biography of Steve Jobs, the person. On that, it delivered reasonably well.
But the reason we care so much about this person is because of his work, so it’s a shame that the representation of his work in his biography has so many flaws.