According to SiliconAlley.com, "'The books disappeared from Apple stores last week after a month of
increasingly contentious discussions about publication of the book,
``iCon Steve Jobs: The Greatest Second Act in the History of
Business,''' said author Jeffrey S. Young. The book, co-written with
William L. Simon, offers an unflinching account of the rise, fall and
rebirth of one of Silicon Valley's most charismatic figures."
Given Apple's recent contentious, although not innapropriate IMHO, acts against the press, this pill is going to be pretty hard to swallow for swarms of Apple fans.
Apple has declined to comment on Young's book or
on whether the company has removed Wiley publications from its stores, but a spokesman did confirm that "an
Apple executive was provided with an advance copy of the book."
Co-author Jeffrey Young says the book is an update of a Jobs biography he wrote 20 years ago, called "The
Journey Is the Reward.''
"One of the things I'm amused by, the original book was quite
negative. It leaves you the impression of this young guy who was quite
a jerk, has no social graces, has a lot of skill but may not be worthy
of acclaim,'' said Young. The new book reflects a matured Jobs. ``I
really think he learned a lot when he failed.''
this may surprise you - but I side with Wiley on this one. Steve Jobs
is his own worst enemy at times and this stunt will probably only serve
to boost sales of all Wiley's books. I know I've pre-ordered my copy
and plan to pick up a few more as stocking stuffers!