Lisa Brennan-Jobs, the oldest daughter of Steve Jobs, has recently announced that she is publishing a memoir of her life with Steve Jobs. She was initially disavowed by Steve Jobs at the time of her birth and he entered her life only later. Lisa spent most of her time in to vastly different homes. Living with too flawed but amazing parents that changed the world forever was every bit extraordinary as it were confusing.
The publisher Grove Press describes the book as a “poignant” story. Set in Silicon Valley, the book covers the extra-ordinary life Lisa lived in two homes that were poles apart. Her parents Steve Jobs and artist mother, Chrisann Brennan were never together after Lisa’s birth and were very different influences in her life.
The book ‘Small Fry’ talks about how her father, Steve Jobs was ‘rarely present’. The book looks at Steve Jobs with a critical eye saying when Lisa was younger Steve Jobs was a ‘mythical creature’, later in her life he took an interest to her and introduced her to the life of luxury but he could also be unpredictable and random. In High School, due to a strained relationship with her mother, Lisa decided to move in with her father hoping he would be the father she always dreamed of. Even though critique was part of it, Lisa also looks at her father as ‘the rock, the glue’ taht kept the family together and imbibed in them a strong work ethic with his drive. Jobs named the Apple Lisa desktop computer after her which was released one year after the Macintosh. Lisa graduated from Harvard in 2000 and went on to become a professional writer.
“Small Fry is Lisa Brennan-Jobs’s poignant story of a childhood spent between two imperfect but extraordinary homes. Scrappy, wise, and funny, young Lisa is an unforgettable guide through her parents’ fascinating and disparate worlds.”
The memoir shall be released September 4, 2018.