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Steve Jobs' high school flame to pen tell-all memoir

October 08, 2012|By David Lazarus
  • Steve Jobs, seen here in 1998, will be the subject of a tell-all memoir by his high school girlfriend, the mother of his first child.
Steve Jobs, seen here in 1998, will be the subject of a tell-all memoir by… (Associated Press )

Think of all the stupid things you did in high school. Now be glad you didn't become famous enough to merit a book by your ex-girlfriend or boyfriend.

Steve Jobs, on the other hand, isn't so lucky.

Chrisann Brennan, Jobs' high school sweetheart — and the mother of his first child — is looking to cash in on her brush with someone else's fame by penning a memoir of her time with the Apple co-founder.

According to publisher St. Martin’s Press, Brennan’s book will cover a wide range of subjects, including "Jobs’ enormous appeal, energy and drive, as well as his developing ambition and ruthlessness in business and personal dealings."

Wow. Who knew?

Brennan is currently a painter in the Bay Area. She and Jobs met in 1972 at Homestead High School in Cupertino, where he was a senior and she a junior.

They lived in a cabin during their first summer together, meditating and going to lectures (which highlights Jobs' smooth way with the ladies).

Brennan gave birth to a daughter, Lisa, at the age of 23. That same year, Apple began developing a personal computer, the Lisa, intended for business users.

Jobs initially denied paternity of Brennan's daughter — he insisted he was sterile — but later owned up to it and developed a closer relationship with her.

All I know is that I'm happy to keep my own high school history under wraps. Does the world really need to see me as a Dungeons & Dragons-playing dweeb?

I don't think so.

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