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- August 31, 2018

A reluctant and capricious dad

'Small Fry' details Lisa Brennan-Jobs' relationship with her father, Steve Jobs

by Michael Berry

Readers searching for another "tell-all" biography of Steve Jobs that focuses on his machinations as the co-founder of Apple should look elsewhere when presented with "Small Fry" (Grove Atlantic), the new memoir by his 40-year-old daughter, Lisa Brennan-Jobs, that's set to be released on Sept. 4. Instead of focusing on her father's role as a technological iconoclast, Brennan-Jobs spotlights her own years of attempting to understand him in his role as a reluctant and capricious parent, occasionally loving and often cruel.

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Michael Berry is a freelance writer for the Palo Alto Weekly. He can be reached at mikeberry@mindspring.com.

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