It's only been out less than a month and Walter Isaacson's biography of Steve Jobs has already made its way onto Amazon's Best Books of 2011 list. The biography is number eight in the Top 10 Editor's picks for 2011 and is number one in the best Biographies & Memoirs of 2011 category, both for print and Kindle versions. These lists are not based on sales numbers only, but are derived from titles chosen by Amazon's book editors.
Isaacson's biography has attracted a lot of attention since it launched. It paints a stark portrait of Jobs and suggests his characteristic gruff demeanor is more fact than fiction. The book also contains some juicy tidbits about Apple's product plans, including the confirmation that Jobs had, at one point, considered the idea of an Apple-branded TV.
If you haven't grabbed a copy of the biography, check out the excellent review written by our own Chris Rawson. It'll give you an inside look at the book and help you decide if Isaccson's work is worth US$18 of your hard-earned cash. (Hint: it is.)