Read This Now: The Index
What if there were an army of indie booksellers enthusiastically reading and reviewing practically every new book coming out in the next year, and what if the books they were the most excited about, the books they couldn't wait to push into their customers' hands with a breathless "You've GOT to read this!" (virtually or otherwise), the ones with all the nine- and ten-star ratings were carefully curated and collected in a handy list? Well, all we can say is...KEEP READING!
Lisa Brennan-Jobs had an unconventional childhood. Her dad, Steve Jobs, wouldn't claim her for years. Her mom, Chrisann Brennan, had an unstable life and sometimes could barely make ends meet. Lisa and her mom moved from home-to-home until her dad finally accepted that Lisa was his daughter and began offering them support. Lisa discusses her mom's unorthodox parenting as well as her dad's moodiness and unpredictability. It's a fascinating and sometimes disturbing look at the man behind the genius of Apple.
Small Fry by Lisa Brennan-Jobs ($26.00*, Grove Press), recommended by Fiction Addiction, Greenville, SC.