Oct 16

Chrisann Brennan was Steve Jobs’ girlfriend during the early formative years of Apple computer. She was living with Jobs and working in the shipping department at Apple, soldering disconnected chips into boards and assembling Apple II cases. Now Brennan “mother of Jobs’ child Lisa” has written a memoir about her early experiences with Steve Jobs, called “The Bite in the Apple: A Memoir of My Life with Steve Jobs.”

The book will will be released at the end of October and details many personal moments in the relationship between Jobs and Brennan. Brennan writes about Jobs’ volatile personality, their living arrangements, and his drug use and spirituality.

The New York Post posted some of Brennan’s personal story that reveals their explosive relationship.

Living with Steve in Cupertino was not as I had expected it to be. We shared nice dinners and some beautiful evenings, but we could barely sustain a sense of emotional intimacy, much less build on it.

It was like a game of Snakes and Ladders, with Steve as the game master. The ups were hopeful and the downs were extreme. I didn’t know how to hold my own with him because he didn’t play fair. He just played to win — and win at any cost.

Doing the dishes ourselves was simply no longer an option for Steve. He had entered into an elite world where others took care of the lower-level functions so that he could operate with more efficiency, on his presumably higher plane.

Steve was uncontrollably critical. His reactions had a Tourette’s quality — as if he couldn’t stop himself.

Of course, it must have been sort of wild to have your genius recognized at the age of twenty-two, to be thrust into such a role of authority.

Via [Macrumors]

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