Reckless Upstart to Visionary Leader
I don’t really know why some people dislike the version by Walter Isaacson so much. I personally like both books. One deals with his life in a broader, impartial manner, while the other lends more depth and personal insights into the mind of the man.
There are some incredibly telling stories about Steve Jobs here. It creates a more rounded, much deeper persona of the person and what he was all about. Reading Steve Jobs by Isaacson without reading this hand in hand is not recommended.
It must take someone really special to have two biographies published back-to-back. Most great individuals don’t even get one. Steve really was really that special that even these two books cannot really do justice to his life and work.