Option$: the secret life of Steve Jobs : a parody

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Da Capo Press, Oct 23, 2007 - Fiction - 248 pages
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Welcome to the mind, to the world of Fake Steve Jobs. Fake Steve the counterintuitive management guru: “Obviously we can’t literally put our employees’ lives at risk. But we have to make them feel that way.” Fake Steve the political hobnobber: “I can see why they keep Nancy Pelosi under wraps. Wacky as a dime watch.” Fake Steve quoting friend/musician/philosopher Bono on road etiquette: “Tink about dat next toim yer cuttin off some bloke and you don’t know who it is, right? Could be Jay-sus. Or Boutros Boutros-Ghali or sumfin.” And on, yes, himself: “Geniuses have feelings, too.” In the tradition of Thank You for Smoking and in the spirit of The Onion, Options is a novelistic sendup and takedown of Silicon Valley, Hollywood, and Washington, D.C., as viewed by a central character who exists, to his immense self-satisfaction, at the crossroads of all three worlds: “It’s like in one of those movies where a guy realizes he’s got telekinetic powers and it’s just too bad if he doesn’t want them, he’s got them. Likewise, I have this gift. It’s who I am.”

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Contents

Prologue
1
Part Three
179
Epilogue
245
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Fake Steve Jobs is an award-winning writer of fiction and nonfiction with something of an insider’s knowledge of the high-tech industry. He decided to use his powers for good by starting up the wildly popular blog “The Secret Diary of Steve Jobs” (http://fakesteve.blogspot.com), which created the persona and voice for this novel.

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