Options: The Secret Life of Steve Jobs

Paperback | August 12, 2008

byDaniel Lyons

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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 celebrity hobnobber: “I like Bono. He’s the only person I know who’s more self-absorbed than I am.”

Options is the book that had the critics howling—with laughter:

“A voice for our own digital age....Mac-slappingly funny.”—Newsweek.com
“Hilarious.”—New York Times
“There’s a laugh-out-loud moment on nearly each one of the book’s pages.”—Wall Street Journal
“Wickedly funny.”—San Francisco Chronicle

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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 celebrity hobnobber: “I like Bono. He’s the only person I know who’s more self-absorbed than I am.”Options is the b...

Daniel Lyons, co-producer and writer for the HBO series Silicon Valley, is the author of Disrupted: My Misadventures in the Start-Up Bubble.

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:256 pages, 8.25 × 5.5 × 0.68 inPublished:August 12, 2008Publisher:Da Capo BooksLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0306817411

ISBN - 13:9780306817410

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Augusta Metro Spirit, 08/13/08 “The most beautiful incarnation of identity theft to date…A hilarious joyride through the headaches and hassles of the super-rich…Lyons has elevated parody to an unforeseen source of humor and joy, and in so doing, he offers a fascinating critique on modern society…Provides all the entertainment a reader could ask for…The perfect hilarity to open the fall season.” New York Times Book Review, 9/14/08 “[A] funny novel.” Blogcritics.org, 11/13/08 “A really funny and interesting book…written in a very satirical manner…The life of [Steve] Jobs, his family and friends is so surreal, so larger then life you can’t help but be amused and interested…A thoroughly enjoyable book and a definite page turner…I highly recommend this novel to anyone with not only an interest in Steve Jobs and the Apple culture, but also anyone who enjoys interesting characters and an entertaining story.” SRQ, 1/09 “It will make you laugh…[Lyons] has made it his business to nail the Apple guru’s every character tic…[An] imaginative novel.” Mac Life, June 2010 “Wildly outrageous and highly entertaining.”