Chrisann Brennan, a painter and graphic designer out of Monterey, California, has written “The Bite in the Apple: A Memoir Of My Life With Steve Jobs.” Ms. Brennan is indeed the father of Lisa, the child whom Jobs initially refused to acknowledge, and dated the Apple founder on and off from high school all the way into her twenties.
A recent excerpt from The New York Post has more than enough juicy tidbits to get us excited for the October 29th release:
1. Steve thought he was a World War II pilot in a past life: Brennan writes that he would often have an impulse to pull up on the steering wheels of cars, as if preparing for take-off, and “he loved the big band sound…At the first apple party he even danced like he was from the forties.”
2. Steve was quite the lover: Brennan makes clear that although she grew to hate Jobs, they still had some BOMB times in the sack. “Steve and I still shared nights of lovemaking so profound that, astonishingly, some fifteen years later, he called me out of the blue to thank me for them. He was married at the time of his call and all I could think of was, Whoa . . . men . . . are . . . really . . . different. Imagine if I had called him to say such a thing.”
3. Steve was always an amateur psychologist, even when on drugs: Brennan recalls Steve trying to make her primal scream “Mommy, Daddy, Mommy, Daddy” when the two were tripping on LSD. He had never gone through primal therapy himself, but had read about the treatment in a book and considered himself advanced enough to treat others.
4. Steve didn’t like wrinkles: Brennan compares Jobs to a “stage mother,” reaching over and smoothing her forehead whenever she furrowed her brow.
5. Steve always got the master bedroom — always. After Brennan, Jobs and Kottke moved into a rental house in Cupertino, California, along with Apple co-founder Daniel Kottke, and Jobs first selected the bedroom at the front of the house. A month later, unsatisfied with his choice, he forcibly removed Brennan from the master bedroom so he could enjoy “the en suite bath and the privacy of the backyard.”