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  • Published: 3 August 2015
  • ISBN: 9780857988560
  • Imprint: Random House Australia Children's
  • Format: Hardback
  • Pages: 240
  • RRP: $19.99

Steve Jobs: Insanely Great


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This biography in graphic novel format is at once stylish, irreverent, and smart—like Steve Jobs himself.

This biography in graphic novel format is at once stylish, irreverent, and smart—like Steve Jobs himself. Presenting the story of the ultimate American entrepreneur and perhaps the most influential individual of our time, this unique and groundbreaking book is sure to appeal to the legions of readers who live and breathe in the techno-centric world Jobs created.

Jobs’s remarkable life reads like a history of the personal technology industry. He started Apple Computer in his parents’ garage when he was twenty-one years old and then molded it into the world’s most valuable business. He became the tastemaker of a generation, creating products we couldn’t live without while revolutionizing the music, phone, and tablet computer industries in the process.

Capturing his unparalleled brilliance, as well as his many demons, Jessie Hartland’s innovative biography illuminates the meteoric successes, devastating setbacks, and myriad contradictions that make up the extraordinary life and legacy of the insanely great Steve Jobs.

  • Pub date: 3 August 2015
  • ISBN: 9780857988560
  • Imprint: Random House Australia Children's
  • Format: Hardback
  • Pages: 240
  • RRP: $19.99

About the Author

Jessie Hartland

Jessie Hartland is the author and illustrator of the highly acclaimed graphic biography Bon Appétit: The Delicious Life of Julia Child, which the New York Times described as 'bursting with exuberant urban-naïf gouache paintings and a hand-lettered text that somehow manages to recount every second of Child’s life.' Her illustrations have appeared in newspapers and magazines throughout the world, including the New York Times, Bon Appétit, Martha Stewart Living, Real Simple, and Travel and Leisure. She is also a commercial artist whose work can be seen on ceramics and fabric, as well as in advertisements and store windows. She lives in New York City with her family. Learn more at jessiehartland.com.

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