The first event, scheduled for Thursday, January 19, will feature Walter Isaacson, author of the biography Steve Jobs. This celebrated intimate look at the personal and professional life of the man who transformed so much of daily life for everyone is ranked by Amazon as its best-selling book of 2011. Steve Jobs sold 379,000 copies in the first week of its availability after its release on October 24. Both hard copy and e-book sales are continuing to be strong during the holiday shopping period.
Mr. Isaacson, who is President and CEO of the Aspen Institute, also is the author of several other well received biographies. His books include Einstein: His Life and Universe; Benjamin Franklin: An American Life, and Kissinger: A Biography. Prior to joining the Aspen Institute, he served as the Chairman and CEO of CNN and editor of Time magazine.
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