I don't know if it's just me, but after reading the book, i felt Isaacson was somehow more annoyed than impressed with Steve. Especially at final chapters (of the book, and sadly, of Steve's life). I guess he just was much of a fanboy.
This is my favorite part of the book... maybe the most hilarious part... hahahaha..
__________________________ During his seven months in India, he had written to his parents only sporadically, getting mail at the American Express office in New Delhi when he passed through, and so they were somewhat surprised when they got a call from the Oakland airport asking them to pick him up. They immediately drove up from Los Altos. "My head had been shaved, I was wearing Indian cotton robes, and my skin had turned deep, chocolate brown-red from the sun," he recalled. "So I'm sitting there and my parents walked past me five times and finally my mother came up and said "Steve?" and I sad "Hi!" ___________________________
I've finished it last Christmas break. I haven't really thought that Steve's life would be that interesting to get a biographer like Isaacson (I've read his bio on Einstein, really really good). But having said that, I was really glad I read it... The most poignant part I think is when Bill Gates finally visited him and they talked a lot of things beyond technology.