It is rare that I dig into a memoir but this one was simply to0 interesting to ignore. Lisa Brennan-Jobs is the daughter of Steve Jobs, the legendary founder of Apple. Just imagine if your dad invented something that changed the world so dramatically. The memoir doesn’t dissapoint. It’s interesting, funny, sad and entertaining. I consider it a bit of a gift to get a daughters view of Steve Jobs and the reader really get to introduced to a totally different viewpoint by reading this book. A big recommendation from Audiobook of The Week.
About Small Fry
A frank, smart, and captivating memoir by the daughter of Apple founder Steve Jobs
Born on a farm and named in a field by her parents – artist Chrisann Brennan and Steve Jobs – Lisa Brennan-Jobs’ childhood unfolded in a rapidly changing Silicon Valley. When she was young, Lisa’s father was a mythical figure who was rarely present in her life. As she grew older, her father took an interest in her, ushering her into a new world of mansions, vacations, and private schools. His attention was thrilling, but he could also be cold, critical, and unpredictable. When her relationship with her mother grew strained in high school, Lisa decided to move in with her father, hoping he’d become the parent she’d always wanted him to be.
Small Fry is Lisa Brennan-Jobs’ 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. Part portrait of a complex family, part love letter to California in the ’70s and ’80s, Small Fry is an enthralling audiobook by an insightful new literary voice.