It appears Steve Jobs’ daughter, Lisa Brennan-Jobs, recently wrote a memoir & book dubbed “Small Fry” which portrayed her father as a cold and sometimes inappropriate parent. Well now her stepmother and aunt are pushing back against her claims, saying their memory the late Apple counder “differs dramatically” from his daughter, Lisa Brennan-Jobs’ recollection.
“Lisa is part our family, so it was with sadness that we read her book, which differs dramatically from our memories those times. The portrayal Steve is not the husband and father we knew,” Laurene Powell Jobs and Mona Simpson said to CNN. “Steve loved Lisa, and he regretted that he was not the father he should have been during her early childhood. It was a great comfort to Steve to have Lisa home with all us during the last days his life, and we are all grateful for the years we spent together as a family.”
Excerpts the book were published this month in Vanity Fair and the New York Times. In one passage, Steve’s daughter writes that Jobs told her she smelled “like a toilet.” In another he said he wouldn’t install heating into her bedroom.
The book “Small Fry” is scheduled for release next week on September 4. Pre-orders available now right here on Amazon.
The story Lisa Brennan-Jobs and her father Steve Jobs has been told countless times in movies, shows, and other forms media. As the public knows, Jobs fathered Lisa when he was still in his early 20’s. He denied being her father, even though a DNA test proved he was the dad, and stayed out his child’s life for years as he gained glory, money, and fame. Their relationship grew over time, and now Lisa is telling her side the story in a memoir called Small Fry.
The book features many moments where it seems like Lisa is making her father look like a monster. As reported by The New York Times, Lisa writes about how her father refused to put heating in her bedroom, how Jobs commented negatively on the way she smelled, and even recounts a story her father having an awkward sexual moment in front her. Lisa sat down for a prile in NYT, and she discusses her reasoning behind releasing the memoir. She feels like the moments that shock the reader shouldn’t make her father look bad. She says his more crude moments only displayed his commitment to honesty.
Walter Isaacson, the author who wrote the best-selling biography about Steve Jobs, didn’t tell her side the story, admits Lisa. “I never spoke with Walter, and I never read the book, but I know I came f as cold to my father and not caring whether he felt bad,” she stated. “I was devastated by it. I felt ashamed to be the bad part a great story, and I felt unresolved.”
In Small Fry, Lisa tells an anecdote about her father, where he begins to get intimate with his wife Laurene Powell Job in front her. When she tried to leave, he made her stay and watch. “‘Hey Lis,’ he said. ‘Stay here. We’re having a family moment. It’s important that you try to be part this family.’ I sat still, looking away as he moaned and undulated.” Lisa told NYT she never felt threatened by her father, “just awkward.”