When Lisa Brennan, age 3, met her father Steve Jobs the first time he said, “I’m one of the most important people you will ever know.” She was the daughter of Jobs and his high school sweetheart. He lost a paternity suit in 1980; the court made him pay $385 a month in child support. He increased it to $500 and signed the documents only days before Apple, went public, making him suddenly worth $200 million dollars. Thus begins Lisa and her father’s complicated relationship. From their first acquaintance until his death in 2011, Jobs struggled to show her affection. The author never devolves into self-pity but instead explores her relationship with her father and why she needed his love.
About the Author
Lisa Brennan-Jobs is a writer living in Brooklyn. Her articles have appeared in Vogue, Harvard Advocate, the Los Angeles Times and O, the Oprah Magazine.