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Small Fry
Small Fry | Lisa Brennan-Jobs
A frank, smart and captivating memoir by the daughter of Apple founder Steve Jobs. Born on a farm and named in a field by her parents--artist Chrisann Brennan and Steve Jobs--Lisa Brennan-Jobs's childhood unfolded in a rapidly changing Silicon Valley. When she was young, Lisa's father was a mythical figure who was rarely present in her life. As she grew older, her father took an interest in her, ushering her into a new world of mansions, vacations, and private schools. His attention was thrilling, but he could also be cold, critical and unpredictable. When her relationship with her mother grew strained in high school, Lisa decided to move in with her father, hoping he'd become the parent she'd always wanted him to be. Small Fry is Lisa Brennan-Jobs's poignant story of a childhood spent between two imperfect but extraordinary homes. Scrappy, wise, and funny, young Lisa is an unforgettable guide through her parents' fascinating and disparate worlds. Part portrait of a complex family, part love letter to California in the seventies and eighties, Small Fry is an enthralling book by an insightful new literary voice.
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Eggs
Small Fry | Lisa Brennan-Jobs
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So I look in your direction
But you pay me no attention, do you
I know you don't listen to me
'Cause you say you see straight through me, don't you🎶

Heartbreaking but frank memoir by Steve Jobs‘ firstborn-for most of his life Jobs refused to acknowledge Lisa.

#shiver #julycoldplay

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KGlibrarian
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Mehso-so

Well-written but I found this to be disjointed and not as in-depth as I would have liked. It‘s hard not to feel sorry for the girl Brennan-Jobs was as she looked to make sense of her identity but I found her stories to be odd at times and not a satisfying portrait of her life as Steve Jobs‘s daughter.

Lmstraubie Gretchen Rubin is going to have her on her Happier podcast, I believe some time this month, to discuss the book. 3w
KGlibrarian @Lmstraubie Yes, that was one of the reasons I read it—I love that podcast. I‘m excited to hear the conversation! 3w
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Megabooks
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Bailedbailed

#unpopularopinion time! After 100 pages, her writing style is not clicking with me, and I think her storytelling skills are mediocre. Just not willing to invest any more time. 👎🏻

Riveted_Reader_Melissa It‘s so hard to do, but some books just don‘t mesh with us. Let it go and enjoy something else! 2mo
Chelleo Yeah, I just bailed on the highly rated and popular 2mo
Megabooks @Riveted_Reader_Melissa Yes! After months of mostly nonfiction, I‘m sitting down with two fiction books tonight. 😁👍🏻 2mo
Megabooks @Chelleo Bails happen. Like Melissa said, move on to something different to enjoy. 👍🏻 2mo
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Megabooks
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What should I read next? I‘m leaning towards Small Fry because there was a long line at the library. Any suggestions Littens? @Reviewsbylola are you enjoying the 9/11 book?

Drocchio03 I read Prep years ago and remember not loving it; curious to hear what you think when you get to it. Also had Small Fry in my hand at the library this afternoon - but my TBR stack was already so big! 🙂📚 2mo
mhillis I vote for Small Fry!! 2mo
Megabooks @Drocchio03 I read the first 10 pages of Prep and wasn‘t grabbed by it, but I generally like boarding school stories. 🤷🏻‍♀️ I have been on the waitlist for Small Fry for awhile. I feel I should read it, but I‘m not sure it‘s what I‘m in the mood for. I‘m a terrible mood reader!!! 2mo
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Megabooks @mhillis Did you enjoy it?? I‘m for sure leaning that way. 2mo
Megabooks @mhillis If for no other reason than I don‘t want to wait in line again!!!! 2mo
Megabooks @LeahBergen @shawnmooney Did y‘all read McGlue? What did you think? @L_auren Did I see it on your Instagram?? 2mo
mhillis @Megabooks I haven‘t read it yet but it‘s the next book club pick on the podcast Happier with Gretchen Rubin! 2mo
Drocchio03 @Megabooks I can relate! My TBR list never shrinks because I‘m always grabbing new books that pique my interest that moment! 2mo
LeahBergen We are starting to read it next weekend! 😀 2mo
Megabooks @mhillis I started it, and it‘s pretty good so far! 2mo
Megabooks @Drocchio03 Oh, that is totally me, too! 2mo
Megabooks @LeahBergen I ended up starting Small Fry and Fall and Rise. You know how I am with nonfiction. 😏 I may end up reading McGlue next weekend, too. 2mo
Reviewsbylola I finished it last night! 5 stars. I also loved Prep. 2mo
Megabooks @Reviewsbylola I got about 75 pages in. I‘m liking it too. Mentally preparing to have my heart torn in half! 2mo
L_auren @Megabooks DNF‘d McGlue! Weird because I‘m usually crazy for her work.. 2mo
L_auren I wanna read prep soon! 2mo
Megabooks @L_auren It sounds quite odd. Different than her other stuff. 2mo
Megabooks @L_auren I‘m, of course, reading the two nonfiction books, but I might bail on Jobs‘s. Kinda mediocre. 2mo
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akfreeborn
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Pickpick

I think this was a worthy memoir. I was sympathetic to Lisa and her challenging relAtionship with her dad. It was more interesting because it was Steve Jobs but it doesn‘t make it just celebrity fodder. Lisa uses beautiful language and phrasing throughout the book. It‘ll be interesting to see if she writes more in the future.

suzisteffen I definitely thought this was a good book, so painful, and I‘d like to see something by her that wasn‘t about her (pretty bad) dad. 2mo
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cwarnier
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I am super excited for this #BOTM box that was on my step today.

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sudi
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Pickpick

The memoir written by Lisa Brennan-Jobs is her about her life being Steve Jobs's daughter, who he publicly denied wasn't his child. I always like to read biographies of famous people, so i decided reading about Steve Jobs from someone who was his own daughter would provide a unique perspective. I did know that he had tumultuous relationship with his daughter. But had not known the full extent of his terrible behaviour towards her. 👇

sudi Lisa Brennan - Jobs had done an incredible job of potraying her side of the situation. I felt bad for her most of the time, i just wished her mother would have taken a stand against Jobs's behaviour. It seemed she was enabling it. What a travesty to have a parent who most of the world looks upto, but couldn't be a loving father to you. 3mo
Eggs I felt the same way. Lisa‘s account seemed honest and authentic. 3mo
sudi @Eggs agree, she did not shy away from mentioning the unpleasant details of her life. Which made this book even more endearing 3mo
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YeezyTaughtMe
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Next book on my list...

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Eggs
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Pickpick

Well done memoir! She told her story in a clear and straightforward manner. Jobs could be a real butthole. ChrisAnn (Lisa‘s mom) was no picnic either

SaraFair Wow those mouths are identical- 3mo
Eggs @SaraFair isn‘t that amazing? She‘s got that piercing look too 3mo
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mdhughes72
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Mehso-so

I feel for the author. I really do. Growing up with Steve Jobs as her dad was hard. Of course, so too was growing up with her mom. But there‘s a tinge of ‘poor little rich girl‘ to her account, one she never really acknowledges or explores. She can‘t seem to see her own privilege to be able to check it. This book prompted me to reflect on my relationships with my own parents and kids, which I think ultimately is the value of reading it. ⭐️⭐️⭐️

Suet624 Good point. 4mo
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suzisteffen
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W h e w. I‘m aware that both Steve Jobs‘ widow and his sister, novelist Mona Simpson, dispute some of this memoir, but even if only half of it were true (and I‘m sure the publisher‘s lawyers did their due diligence, since they knew they might have to go up against Apple and the Jobs family), what an utter ass Jobs was to his oldest daughter. The writing is fine, of course, but DAMN. I hope the author finds some healing. 4⭐️.

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suzisteffen
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Just started this book and WHEW, it‘s intense! Steve Jobs, what a piece of work (like far too many parents, unfortunately). #nonfiction #memoir (I‘m also about to start Kiese Laymon‘s Heavy, so we‘ll see how this memoir-off goes ... )

Weaponxgirl I‘ve heard good things about both memoirs. Looking forward to seeing what you think 4mo
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cariashley
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This book got me so angry and worked up - I rage-listened to most of it. It‘s an excellent and shocking portrayal of a very dysfunctional father-daughter relationship that hit a little close to home for me. My parents split up when I was a kid and I never felt like I had the most typical relationship with my dad. But wow am I grateful for him after reading this; it‘s heartbreaking. Steve Jobs was a serious asshole.

rubyslippersreads I haven‘t read the tagged book yet, but this book brought me to the same conclusion, despite my love of Apple products. (edited) 4mo
cariashley @rubyslippersreads oh wow! I had no idea she wrote a book too. He certainly seems to have been a difficult, problematic figure up close. I‘m looking at my iPhone a bit differently! 😐 4mo
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cariashley
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I‘m not even halfway through and this book is making me so angry. I grew up feeling like my dad wasn‘t around a lot, but he wins dad of the year compared to Jobs. At least it‘s making me appreciate my own father more. 😕

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heidisreads
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Just finishing up last week‘s #audiobook
Another #memoir from the #library
Tried the #Libby app but really still prefer the #overdrive app 😬

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britt_brooke
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⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ Lisa was Steve Jobs‘s first child whom he vehemently denied until a paternity test proved otherwise. With an unstable mother and a severely judgmental father who was often cruel, Lisa had a tumultuous upbringing. Sure, some of this could be written off as privileged white girl problems, but I just don‘t think that‘s fair nor accurate. Every story deserves to be told and heard. Shitty childhoods come in many forms.

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heidisreads
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Happy MARCH!! Here‘s my #tbrshelfie 🥰 I have a busy month at work, so these might not all get read, but I‘m going to try! #march2019

Mowen036 The bride test is so good! 5mo
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britt_brooke
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▶️🎧 Decided to go ahead and read this while I still have Steve Jobs on the 🧠. This is my first time using Hoopla and I‘m in love!

irre Hoopla is great!!! 5mo
britt_brooke @irre 💚 I‘m excited to use it more! 5mo
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BookishMarginalia
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BookBabe Yaaasssss 🙌🏻🙌🏻🙌🏻 5mo
WanderingBookaneer I think @dialogofadream read this recently. 5mo
dialogofadream I did! On Hoopla as well! 🙌🏽 5mo
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AnneFindsJoy
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#nonfiction2019 #anotherpointofview an alternate peek into the life of Steve Jobs, this time through his daughter Lisa Brennan-Jobs , who wrote this memoir of her early life. Lisa‘s mother and Steve Jobs had separated before she was born, and it took years for Steve to accept Lisa as his child - he finally did but in a very distant and limited way than you would expect from a parent. This is an unusual story and it‘s well written and thoughtful.

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Jdroper
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Well written. Sympathy for the author.

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Jeg
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All I knew about Steve Jobs was that he started Apple and he had died. This was his daughters look at him. The daughter he denied until DNA came along. After reading I wonder how much Iike him she is/ was. Writing is very matter of fact. Not as emotional as I would have thought given how he treated her.
I came away from this book not liking him. Would now like to read someone else‘s point of view. @MrsMalaprop

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crazyspine
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Pickpick

I liked this more than I thought. I've never read any of the many bios of Jobs nor have I seen the movies about him, so pretty much everything she said was new to me. I could see how some people might be turned off to the idea of a white, privileged girl complaining, but I think she spoke her truth in a genuine way. I didn't get the sense that she was exaggerating for sympathy.

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felinesandfiction
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Tons of spoilers just showed up on the #botm discussion page. I think they are March's picks and extras.

@Cinfhen @allthingskayla @swishandflick @L_auren @Reviewsbylola

Reviewsbylola Wow, I‘m going to come out and say it. Their picks suck. 😬😬 It‘s making it easier and easier not to rejoin! 6mo
Cinfhen Small Fry has been out for awhile and some of the others I feel I‘ve seen around. Thanks for sharing and tagging me. I‘m still addicted to #BOTM but I agree @Reviewsbylola the titles aren‘t so impressive😕 6mo
KatieDid927 Omg Thick?!? 6mo
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allthingskayla Blahhhhh. The only one I would want is Enchantee, but I preordered it on my kindle and I have Gilded Wolves. Sooo, if these are for March, then it will be my first time skipping. 6mo
felinesandfiction @allthingskayla same! I might get Enchantee but I'm not sure. 6mo
allthingskayla @felinesandfiction Enchantee has been on my must reads list of 2019 for a while since it looks really good, which is why I preordered it. 😂 6mo
Velvetsun This is like the 3rd different list of botm books I‘ve seen today. 😆 6mo
Lissa00 Hmm...interesting that they are just putting all these on here. I‘m not really excited about these, but couldn‘t find The Sky is Falling. Anyone know what that one is about? 6mo
felinesandfiction @Lissa00 they are all on Book of the Month's site. 6mo
Lissa00 @felinesandfiction I guess I meant that I couldn‘t find any information on this book elsewhere. Just researching and trying to decide if Feb is my last month😄 6mo
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Christineann
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It‘s so interesting to me how common it is for people to believe that wealth equates to happiness. Ironically, I‘ve found that the more money one has, the more “secret” issues there are (usually with family). In the end, we are all just people. And people will always ebb and flow. Unfortunately, the death of a father will always color every thought Lisa has - especially because of their complicated relationship. Or maybe it‘s not so unfortunate.

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Jakaranda
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Trying diligently to read books from my stack and this is up next. Trying to read what I have before I keep buying more but was in San Francisco this weekend😆Have to buy a book at City Lights always and then head to The Booksmith in Haight Ashbury for more.

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shmreads
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Getting my car fixed. Also, Steve Jobs is a dickhead. Glad I sat on his bio for years, before I got to this first. Unlike most people, my perspective when reading Jobs by Walter Isaacson is gonna be very different.

wordzie 😁❤ 4mo
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theshrinkette
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This poor woman's parents did a number on her. Especially Steve Jobs. I knew he was an asshole but wow he was SUCH an asshole. I feel so sorry for Lisa, and keep having ridiculous mean Steve Jobs nightmares because I listen to this right before I go to bed at night.

Bookladylinda I have this one on my TBR 6mo
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theshrinkette
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Bless audiobooks for long commutes.

Julsmarshall Amen! 6mo
Ashley_Nicoletto 🙌🏼🙌🏼 6mo
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shmreads
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This could be finished in one setting, but I guess I just don't have the luxury to read in complete quiet settings all the time...

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Pruzy
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Ever since I quit Goodreads, I needed to devise a system to keep track of the books I wanted to read. Here‘s my solution.

I use the Notes app on my Mac which syncs with my phone. I arrange the books I want to read alphabetically by author last name divided by fiction and non-fiction. At the bottom of the list I have upcoming books listed by month and day available.

By the way, Small Fry by Lisa Brennan-Jobs was amazing. I highly recommend it!

LauraBeth This is a great method! I use Notes as one of my ways of keeping track as well. 😀 6mo
Pruzy @LauraBeth It‘s simple, convenient and customizable 👍 6mo
Bklover That‘s a really good idea. I think I‘m going to check it out. I use my TBR here on Litsy, but it would be nice to keep track of dates of releases and such too. I usually am waiting for paperbacks and I need a way to track them. 6mo
Pruzy @Bklover Try it out! 6mo
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shmreads
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13%, pretty good read!

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shmreads
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Hi bookworms of Litsy, tough question but why do you reckon this passage was highlighted in the first place? I've read about nomads (see comment) and frankly speaking I don't think 'highly' of this particular 'highlight' at all. NOT, AT ALL. Is there anything so profound about it that I'm not aware about? Otherwise, I find it rather condescending. Not the passage, but the idea of highlighting this passage. Really?

shmreads (e.g. Sudanese nomads have to move around to survive. Their flocks, the weather. Let's not even get started on war. It's a way of life.) 7mo
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Howseldomtheydo
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Ladygodiva7 How‘d you get that pretty screenshot?? 7mo
Howseldomtheydo @Ladygodiva7 Mixed 2 pics together with the Enlight App 7mo
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LauraBeth
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Mehso-so

This is tough to review because it IS someone‘s personal story and by giving the book a poor review, it seems that you‘re actually casting a review on the author. The good: This is somewhat well-written. The bad: Brennan-Jobs has very little introspection of herself and doesn‘t seem at a place in her life where she could have added forgiveness and resilience to the memoir. She‘s still very wounded and that makes for a sad and uncomfortable read.

batsy And an appropriate expression from Bitsy as well ❤️ 7mo
Notafraidofwords Hmm. This really is a fascinating discussion. Do you feel like forgiveness is necessary? 7mo
DivineDiana Very perceptive @LauraBeth I believe forgiveness is always necessary if you want to live in peace @notafraidofwords And @batsy I so agree! #bitsy (edited) 7mo
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Reecaspieces Hello Bitsy! 7mo
LauraBeth @Notafraidofwords and @DivineDiana I don‘t think forgiveness of the act(s) are necessary - no. But when someone is able to forgive and accept the person behind the acts, it does display a level of personal growth and emotional maturity to me. Forgiveness doesn‘t require closure, which is what I was left feeling that Lisa still needs for herself. 7mo
DivineDiana I look at it as forgiving the person not necessarily the act. It‘s complicated. I hope Lisa finds peace. 7mo
LauraBeth @DivineDiana truly complicated! I think forgiveness (not just apologies), can be a long and difficult road but could really free her from all of the hurt that still seems to consume her. (edited) 7mo
DivineDiana Agree wholeheartedly. ❤️ 7mo
LauraBeth @batsy 😂 she didn‘t care for this either 7mo
LauraBeth @Reecaspieces Bitsy says good morning to you and your crew ☕️ 7mo
AmyG I am halfway through and I may just agree with you....if I even finish this. A few times, the little voice in my head screamed “oh, for goodness sake, read something else!”. (edited) 7mo
LauraBeth @AmyG I regret that I didn‘t just bail on it like @JennyM did! I could have been reading something far more enjoyable 😀 7mo
Notafraidofwords Hmm. I guess I‘m a Taurus. I hold on to my resentments close to my heart and pet them like I would a gray cat. 7mo
LauraBeth @Notafraidofwords As a fellow Taurus - I can relate! 7mo
AmyG And...I officially bailed. Onward! 7mo
LauraBeth @Notafraidofwords and @AmyG I think I spent most of the book wanting Lisa to stop wanting Steve to be her savior. Like, girl - be your own hero in your story. I got the feeling that she didn‘t mourn not having a traditional father - more that she mourned not having Steve Jobs, the celebrity and billionaire, be the ideal father. 7mo
LauraBeth @Notafraidofwords and @AmyG She spent her entire life trying to seek his validation and approval when she could have just looked in the mirror and realized it wasn‘t going to happen, it wasn‘t her fault and the person in the mirror is the only one she needs approval from. 7mo
AmyG I agree. And I just don‘t care about her anymore...and she is the main character. I kept thinking that if she wasn‘t his daughter, would anyone care? And who voted this one of the beat books of the year at the New York Times? 😳 7mo
Reggie Awwww @Laurabeth you totally gave me Hannibal Lecter vibes from Hannibal where he‘s telling Clarice about how much she yearns for her department to recognize her honor and brilliance when all she really needs to do is look in the mirror. You‘re awesome. 7mo
LauraBeth @AmyG NPR names it a best book too! 🙀 7mo
LauraBeth @Reggie 😂😂 I need to stop falling asleep with the tv on... 7mo
JennyM @LauraBeth @AmyG I felt a awful bailing on a memoir!!! But it just wasn‘t for me, and knowing I‘m not alone in this view makes me feel a little better. Good on you for getting through it, Laura 7mo
Notafraidofwords I have to agree but the reality is that most people don‘t get there. Most people spend their entire lives seeking validation from others. 7mo
LauraBeth @Notafraidofwords no truer words than those ❤️ 7mo
rubyslippersreads May take this off the TBR list. 😏 7mo
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LauraBeth
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So far in this story, Jobs has remained so cordial to Lisa‘s mom that he bought her two cars (one being an Audi), helped secure them places to live, paid for an elite private school, paid for her mom‘s braces, and paid for her mom to go to college to be a fine artist. He also comes over regularly and takes Lisa roller skating. And he‘s taken Lisa on a vacation to Hawaii. If we‘re keeping a scorecard of 🤬 fathers - mine has Jobs beat by a mile.

LauraBeth I‘m not sure Lisa is aware of the struggle that a lot of single moms and their kids go through... 7mo
Notafraidofwords @LauraBeth interesting take on this because I actually agree. There‘s a moment in the book that truly Angered me. I will refrain from saying it because I don‘t want to spoil it. However, I don‘t think it was up to Jobs to get her mom‘s life in order either. I dont know I feel very weird about it because at the same time, it wouldn‘t have been anything for him to help. He was mega rich. 7mo
AmyG I‘m reading this now. Jobs is one odd man. And I agree with you both. He had so freaking much money...he wouldn‘t have even felt it to help them more than he did. But her Mom...she also had her issues. And we wouldn‘t be reading this book if her Dad wasn‘t Steve Jobs. @LauraBeth @Notafraidofwords (edited) 7mo
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LauraBeth @Notafraidofwords and @AmyG is her mom even working while she‘s in grade school (did I miss that) - or is she just sketching and making art out of trash? 7mo
Notafraidofwords @LauraBeth no she doesn‘t hold on to any steady jobs at all. This seems to be her biggest struggle. I think there might be some mental illness struggles in there too. 7mo
AmyG @Notafraidofwords @LauraBeth Her mom‘s Mother sufferred from mental illness. I felt she suffered from depression and I am not sure she was treated for it. At least up to where I am in the book. 7mo
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LauraBeth
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@saresmoore so I had an epiphany while reading this in Small Fry. Rachel Cusk intentionally used sans serif in her trilogy to convey “without”...🤔

saresmoore !!! So, it‘s meant to be a part of the experience? Okay, now I‘m intrigued. 7mo
sprainedbrain 🤯 7mo
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JennyM
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Bailedbailed

I was so excited to read this, and I‘ve really tried, but it‘s just not holding my attention.

It‘s a nope from me.

Reviewsbylola That‘s the worst—when you are so excited for a book and it‘s not good! 7mo
JennyM @Reviewsbylola I know, and I really tried to get into it - I gave it the @CarolynM 100 page test and asked @LauraBeth how she was going with it 7mo
LauraBeth You tried! I don‘t know why this book seems like such a slogfest! I guess I‘m just not that interested in Steve Jobs. 🤔 7mo
CarolynM 👍👍 7mo
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AmyG
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I honestly don‘t know why I go to the Library. I have so many books at home to read. I have NO self control. I needed to read this as it‘s one of the NYT ‘s 10 best books of 2018. (It‘s very good so far).

LittlePixels I thought this one was much more interesting than the official Jobs biography. 👍 7mo
RadicalReader @AmyG excited doesn‘t even begin to describe how eager I am for this book cannot wait to find out how Lisa‘s life was like I love how her name inspired the First Apple Computer 7mo
Beckys_Books You are preaching to the choir! 7mo
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bookishbitch I do this too! And I have knit group there tomorrow. 😑 Well there are worse addictions I suppose. And at least the library is free. 7mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Hey!!! Stopping by to say I‘m happy you are my friend 😘❤️ 7mo
AmyG @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks You are one of the best things about Litsy. 😘 7mo
Suet624 The rest of us will try not to be jealous. 😁 7mo
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LauraBeth
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Well this is unexpected. 😹 💘

Cathythoughts I had to take a screenshot to see if I saw this properly.... how sweet ♥️♥️♥️ 7mo
DGRachel Is that Bitsy and Gray Cat sharing a bed? 😱 7mo
CouronneDhiver Awww, they secretly love each other ❤️🥰 7mo
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Laura317 Must be chilly! 💙 7mo
Redwritinghood Maybe a truce? I notice, however, that Bitsy is on the edge while grey cat is laying right in the middle. 😉 7mo
LeahBergen Whaaaat??? My Grinchy heart just grew three sizes!!! 😩❤️😩❤️ 7mo
Librarybelle ❤️❤️❤️ 7mo
Bklover Oh!!❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️ 7mo
Flaneurette Awww, sooo darn cute! 7mo
valeriegeary Oh my gosh!! I can't even!!! It's a Christmas miracle! 😍😍😍 7mo
LauraBeth @Cathythoughts I had to do a double-take myself! 😹 7mo
LauraBeth @DGRachel can you believe it? 🙀 7mo
LauraBeth @CouronneDhiver 😹 maybe they do! 7mo
LauraBeth @Laura317 😹😹It is SO cold! 7mo
LauraBeth @Redwritinghood 😹 Gray cat was there first. Bitsy wedged herself in there! 7mo
LauraBeth @LeahBergen 😹😹 you don‘t have a Grinchy heart! 7mo
LauraBeth @Librarybelle that only took six years 😹 7mo
LauraBeth @Bklover miracles DO happen! 😹 7mo
LauraBeth @valeriegeary 😹😹 it goes to show how much they‘ve aligned together against Teeny Ginger 7mo
RealBooks4ever Aww! Too sweet!! 💜💜 7mo
batsy They give me hope in this world 😁💕 7mo
Tanisha_A A sight to behold indeed! 7mo
mrp27 Cute! 7mo
Simona 😍😍😍 7mo
JennyM I‘m about 100 pages in @LauraBeth and am just not into it. Does is get any better?? 7mo
LauraBeth It‘s funny you should say that @JennyM because I started reading something else at about 100 pages in and now I‘m like, “Do I even want to go back to that?” 🤔😂 7mo
JennyM @LauraBeth arha...that‘s says it all. I‘ve done the same thing as well and picked up another book. Glad it‘s not just me. I hate bailing, especially on a memoir, but I think I may have to. Thanks for your thoughts 😘 7mo
LauraBeth @JennyM I‘ll give it to page 150 but if it doesn‘t get better, then I‘m out! 7mo
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LauraBeth
Small Fry | Lisa Brennan-Jobs
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The timing to ask for a kitten is an art form 😹

julesG My kids had it easy. I said yes before they were even finished asking. 😁 7mo
LauraBeth @julesG same 😹 7mo
Kappadeemom I just read this book. Wasn‘t Steve Jobs just the biggest a*hole?? 7mo
LauraBeth @Kappadeemom like - I hate to be judgy - but he just may be in hell...🔥👿 7mo
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LauraBeth
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Sunday reading plans

Melissa_J Your cats have enjoyed playing up for the camera the past few days 😂 7mo
AlaMich I think she thinks the title is Small FRIES, and that you brought her a treat from McDonalds! 7mo
LauraBeth @AlaMich 😹😹 I‘m sad to say that Bitsy actually knows what the word McDonalds means. 7mo
LauraBeth @Melissa_J little hams 😹 7mo
AlaMich @LauraBeth 😆😆 7mo
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Kappadeemom
Small Fry | Lisa Brennan-Jobs
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What family reunion? 🙅‍♀️ #nope #nottoday

cathysaid 😂😂😂 9mo
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Kappadeemom
Small Fry | Lisa Brennan-Jobs
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Reading with the doggo #dogsoflitsy

AmyG ❤️ 9mo
MicrobeMom So cute!!! 9mo
Soubhiville Aw, sweet. Looks like a fresh haircut? Lookin‘ good! 9mo
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Kappadeemom @Soubhiville no, I‘m letting it grow out a little ‘cause he is just cuter with long hair 😂 9mo
Samplergal ❤️❤️❤️. What a cutie. Don‘t you just love dogs so much? 9mo
Kappadeemom @Samplergal I do! I have a kitty though too so I have to spread the love ❣️👍 9mo
ReadingRover So cute!!! 9mo
Stacypatrice I can see myself doing anything for that sweet face 🐶💖 9mo
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Kappadeemom
Small Fry | Lisa Brennan-Jobs
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Lunchtime reading

JennyM Is it good? I‘ve got it on order at the library 9mo
Kappadeemom @JennyM I‘m about a third in and I like it so far. 9mo
JennyM @Kappadeemom sounds good. When I heard about I was rather excited and thought it would be a good read. Glad you‘re enjoying it xx 9mo
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Starting this one after work today

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Notafraidofwords
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I dont know how to review this memoir about Steve Job‘s daughter. I want to say that it‘s excellent, but I found some parts lacking. I wished for deeper reflection and a tighter narrative arc. However, I also appreciate a book in which we can collectively recognize shitty fathers (drops mic).

Ashley_Nicoletto I really want to read this one. I‘ve been so curious about it. 9mo
Notafraidofwords @Ashley_Nicoletto i found jobs to be a complete lunatic passed off as a ‘genius.‘ Had he been a woman, it wouldn‘t ever fly. 9mo
Ashley_Nicoletto @Notafraidofwords I think I‘m mostly so interested because it‘s rare that you see a daughter write a memoir about her shit father when he‘s as famous as Jobs. I am just so curious. 9mo
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Notafraidofwords @Ashley_Nicoletto yes 💯 percent. Same. But, she reveals so much about him that I couldn‘t believe that this actually got published and no law suit is coming out of it. 9mo
Ashley_Nicoletto @Notafraidofwords Gahh. That just spikes my interest even more. 9mo
riversong153 I read a review of this...some of the things she talks about in this book really made me angry...speaking as someone who‘s dealt with a crappy father. Jobs was insane. Is it impossible for one to be an icon and not insane?? I wonder sometimes... (edited) 9mo
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alyssthebooksniffer
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Damn. Those inspirational Steve Jobs quotes carry an extra layer for me now. So far, a heartbreaking story that is brilliantly written.

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tholmz
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Pickpick

This was heartbreaking and fascinating and I loved it. Lisa is so strong and smart.

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Smartypants
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Pickpick

Rich people can be dysfunctional too. A very interesting perspective on #stevejobs from his first-born daughter. I‘m glad she took the time to share their story and correct many of the untrue things said of Steve Jobs. However, it is interesting to learn about how his great mind works.

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