Small Fry

Small Fry

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 p Born on a farm and named in a field by her parents--artist Chrisann Brennan and Steve Jobs--Lisa Brennan-Jobs's childhood...

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Title:Small Fry
Author:Lisa Brennan-Jobs
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Genres:Nonfiction
ISBN:0802128238
Edition Language:English
Format Type:Hardcover
Number of Pages:400 pages pages

Small Fry Reviews

  • Elizabeth
    Sep 03, 2018

    4.5 Well, I gobbled this one up in a few short days. As soon as I started reading this, I was fascinated and totally immersed in Lisa's story. Steve Jobs, Apple, not many happy not heard that too names. I don't use Apple products myself, don't even, voluntarily mind you, own a cell pho...

    Audiobook....narrated by Eileen Stevens ?I?m one of the most important people you will ever know?.... Who talks like that?...to your 3 year old daughter? But ... it?s TRUE!!! Steve Jobs ?was? the most important person Lisa Brennan-Jobs knew growing up. He was her ?...

    Copy courtesy of NetGalley So, this book....... it's one of those which elicit strong emotions in a reader, especially a parent. There are times when you wonder why these people were allowed to be parents, why no-one smacked some sense into Steve & whateverthemothersnamewas, how...

    In Small Fry, Lisa Brennan-Jobs laments on her nostalgic and at times quite bizarre childhood la Mommie Dearest (although certainly not to the extent of defamation like the latter). The illegitimate daughter of technology mogul Steve Jobs, Lisa lived in idyllic California at a time ...

    Lisa Brennan-Jobs new memoir, Small Fry, is searing in a Mommy Dearest expose` way, with me exclaiming and throwing the book down on at least three occasions, with a, ?He did what?!?. And that?s saying something for a former high school counselor, who?d thought I had hardene...

    This is a very well written and a very interesting memoir about the complex, distant father that Steve Jobs was to Lisa Brennan. The book joins its great predecessors such as the Educated: a memoir by Tara Westover or We are all shipwrecks: a memoir by Kelly Grey Carlisle that are non-...

    I also grew up in Palo Alto at the same time so many of the places and references were violently real to me. Dragers? Check. Zohar? Check. The Good Earth? Check. That Whole Foods downtown? I can picture that place as if it were yesterday. It was kind of ratty in the old days. I'm sure ...

  • Carolyn
    Sep 05, 2018

    4.5 Well, I gobbled this one up in a few short days. As soon as I started reading this, I was fascinated and totally immersed in Lisa's story. Steve Jobs, Apple, not many happy not heard that too names. I don't use Apple products myself, don't even, voluntarily mind you, own a cell pho...

    Audiobook....narrated by Eileen Stevens ?I?m one of the most important people you will ever know?.... Who talks like that?...to your 3 year old daughter? But ... it?s TRUE!!! Steve Jobs ?was? the most important person Lisa Brennan-Jobs knew growing up. He was her ?...

    Copy courtesy of NetGalley So, this book....... it's one of those which elicit strong emotions in a reader, especially a parent. There are times when you wonder why these people were allowed to be parents, why no-one smacked some sense into Steve & whateverthemothersnamewas, how...

    In Small Fry, Lisa Brennan-Jobs laments on her nostalgic and at times quite bizarre childhood la Mommie Dearest (although certainly not to the extent of defamation like the latter). The illegitimate daughter of technology mogul Steve Jobs, Lisa lived in idyllic California at a time ...

    Lisa Brennan-Jobs new memoir, Small Fry, is searing in a Mommy Dearest expose` way, with me exclaiming and throwing the book down on at least three occasions, with a, ?He did what?!?. And that?s saying something for a former high school counselor, who?d thought I had hardene...

    This is a very well written and a very interesting memoir about the complex, distant father that Steve Jobs was to Lisa Brennan. The book joins its great predecessors such as the Educated: a memoir by Tara Westover or We are all shipwrecks: a memoir by Kelly Grey Carlisle that are non-...

    I also grew up in Palo Alto at the same time so many of the places and references were violently real to me. Dragers? Check. Zohar? Check. The Good Earth? Check. That Whole Foods downtown? I can picture that place as if it were yesterday. It was kind of ratty in the old days. I'm sure ...

    The headline of the NYT review referred to Steve Jobs as a "terrible dad" but the book is so much more than a smear of Jobs as a parent or human. He was, most certainly a difficult, deeply flawed human but in her beautiful memoir, Lisa Brennan-Jobs is graceful, not bitter. She reveals ...

  • Hibah Kamal-Grayson
    Sep 29, 2018

    4.5 Well, I gobbled this one up in a few short days. As soon as I started reading this, I was fascinated and totally immersed in Lisa's story. Steve Jobs, Apple, not many happy not heard that too names. I don't use Apple products myself, don't even, voluntarily mind you, own a cell pho...

    Audiobook....narrated by Eileen Stevens ?I?m one of the most important people you will ever know?.... Who talks like that?...to your 3 year old daughter? But ... it?s TRUE!!! Steve Jobs ?was? the most important person Lisa Brennan-Jobs knew growing up. He was her ?...

    Copy courtesy of NetGalley So, this book....... it's one of those which elicit strong emotions in a reader, especially a parent. There are times when you wonder why these people were allowed to be parents, why no-one smacked some sense into Steve & whateverthemothersnamewas, how...

    In Small Fry, Lisa Brennan-Jobs laments on her nostalgic and at times quite bizarre childhood la Mommie Dearest (although certainly not to the extent of defamation like the latter). The illegitimate daughter of technology mogul Steve Jobs, Lisa lived in idyllic California at a time ...

    Lisa Brennan-Jobs new memoir, Small Fry, is searing in a Mommy Dearest expose` way, with me exclaiming and throwing the book down on at least three occasions, with a, ?He did what?!?. And that?s saying something for a former high school counselor, who?d thought I had hardene...

    This is a very well written and a very interesting memoir about the complex, distant father that Steve Jobs was to Lisa Brennan. The book joins its great predecessors such as the Educated: a memoir by Tara Westover or We are all shipwrecks: a memoir by Kelly Grey Carlisle that are non-...

    I also grew up in Palo Alto at the same time so many of the places and references were violently real to me. Dragers? Check. Zohar? Check. The Good Earth? Check. That Whole Foods downtown? I can picture that place as if it were yesterday. It was kind of ratty in the old days. I'm sure ...

    The headline of the NYT review referred to Steve Jobs as a "terrible dad" but the book is so much more than a smear of Jobs as a parent or human. He was, most certainly a difficult, deeply flawed human but in her beautiful memoir, Lisa Brennan-Jobs is graceful, not bitter. She reveals ...

    This book really makes you understand that people are complicated. Just because they are famous, or intelligent, etc., doesn't mean that success is going to translate into all aspects of their lives. ...

    I received an advanced reading copy of this book. Interesting memoir from the daughter Steve Jobs. It is a moving story if a young girl absolutely desperate for love from her family and at times finding it extremely hard to get that from either parent. Right from the word go, her fat...

    "For a long time I hoped that if I played one role, my father would take the corresponding role. I would be the beloved daughter; he would be the indulgent father. I decided that if I acted like other daughters did, he would join in the lark. We?d pretend together, and in pretending ...

    This is an intriguing coming-of-age/family story, but I disagree with the reviewers who believe that the fact that the father in question was Steve Jobs is irrelevant. It's what makes this book especially interesting. For all his brilliance and on-and-off charisma, he was cold and sanc...

    I received an advanced reading copy of this book. Memoirs by women are my favorite genre, and this one is a new favorite. I didn't expect it to be the page-turner it was; Brennan-Jobs is a fantastic writer and her coming-of-age story about her relationship with her unpredictable father...

    Despite the buzz around this book because her father was famous, Lisa?s story is essentially about a sensitive girl who feels isolated, as if she never fits in anywhere?like the ugly duckling in the fairy tale. Of course, she tells us the story everyone?s heard: Lisa?s parents ...

    I didn't love it. I didn't hate it. This was pretty bland and boring. I wouldn't recommend this with so many other great memoirs out there ...

    Small Fry by Lisa Brennan-Jobs is an autobiography presented as a coming-of-age story written for the target-audience of Steve Jobs fans and people interested in the myth surrounding the Apple creator who died not long ago. Overall, a good story, but with flaws, not enough about Steve ...

    This is truly is such a great book that writing a review is difficult. Told from the perspective of Lisa Brennan-Jobs, this is the story of her mercurial relationship with her famous father, Steve Jobs. While her father, the creator of the Mac Apple computer, and creative consultan...

    Lisa Brennan-Jobs, daughter of late Apple co-founder Steve Jobs and artist Chrisann Brennan, was born when her (unmarried) parents were just 23 years old. Jobs publicly denied his paternity until a DNA test proved otherwise. When Lisa was two, her mother sued Jobs for child support and...

    DNF @ 25% ...

    I like memoirs, especially women?s memoirs, and I?m glad I managed to snag this ARC at BEA, the last of those I received when I raided the Grove Atlantic booth. I?m always a little turned off when writing (particularly in memoir, particularly in women?s memoirs) is praised as ?...

    4.5 stars Some people define success with money, some with character, but when brain abnormality is involved. It gets more complex. A psychopath did not choose to be a psychopath, his genes defined him. So, jobs, a jerk, a known fact... further confirmed by this book that I actually re...

    I first heard about this book from The Today Show as I watched this interview being broadcast live:https://www.today.com/video/lisa-bren... I had the book on my radar in fact I wrote it down the day or so prior to place on hold at my library and ironically when I arrived it was on the...

    I like to read anything related to Steve Jobs or Apple in general, that is the main reason I picked this book once it was released. No doubt Lisa was a victim as so many cases in the US and other western countries, and I enjoyed the book because I always like to know more about other ...

    People are going to flock to this memoir for its shocking revelations about Steve Jobs--who was the author's father--and they aren't going to be disappointed. The details are pretty damning: he denied paternity when she was born, lied that he didn't name Apple's Lisa computer after her...

    This was an amazing book. It'll probably be one of my favorite books this year. The author has a beautiful way of writing, and I relished in learning about her life with this icon of a man name Steve Jobs. Can't quite put into words in any way why her writing really stuck with me but s...

    3.5 stars. Fairly well-written and interesting, but I'm rounding down based on the wave of relief I felt upon parting ways with the narrator. It's hard to chronicle meanness without letting it infect you, and I kept detecting a faint trace of Steve Jobs's selfish cunning in the narr...

  • Rachel Smalter Hall
    Sep 14, 2018

    4.5 Well, I gobbled this one up in a few short days. As soon as I started reading this, I was fascinated and totally immersed in Lisa's story. Steve Jobs, Apple, not many happy not heard that too names. I don't use Apple products myself, don't even, voluntarily mind you, own a cell pho...

    Audiobook....narrated by Eileen Stevens ?I?m one of the most important people you will ever know?.... Who talks like that?...to your 3 year old daughter? But ... it?s TRUE!!! Steve Jobs ?was? the most important person Lisa Brennan-Jobs knew growing up. He was her ?...

    Copy courtesy of NetGalley So, this book....... it's one of those which elicit strong emotions in a reader, especially a parent. There are times when you wonder why these people were allowed to be parents, why no-one smacked some sense into Steve & whateverthemothersnamewas, how...

    In Small Fry, Lisa Brennan-Jobs laments on her nostalgic and at times quite bizarre childhood la Mommie Dearest (although certainly not to the extent of defamation like the latter). The illegitimate daughter of technology mogul Steve Jobs, Lisa lived in idyllic California at a time ...

    Lisa Brennan-Jobs new memoir, Small Fry, is searing in a Mommy Dearest expose` way, with me exclaiming and throwing the book down on at least three occasions, with a, ?He did what?!?. And that?s saying something for a former high school counselor, who?d thought I had hardene...

    This is a very well written and a very interesting memoir about the complex, distant father that Steve Jobs was to Lisa Brennan. The book joins its great predecessors such as the Educated: a memoir by Tara Westover or We are all shipwrecks: a memoir by Kelly Grey Carlisle that are non-...

    I also grew up in Palo Alto at the same time so many of the places and references were violently real to me. Dragers? Check. Zohar? Check. The Good Earth? Check. That Whole Foods downtown? I can picture that place as if it were yesterday. It was kind of ratty in the old days. I'm sure ...

    The headline of the NYT review referred to Steve Jobs as a "terrible dad" but the book is so much more than a smear of Jobs as a parent or human. He was, most certainly a difficult, deeply flawed human but in her beautiful memoir, Lisa Brennan-Jobs is graceful, not bitter. She reveals ...

    This book really makes you understand that people are complicated. Just because they are famous, or intelligent, etc., doesn't mean that success is going to translate into all aspects of their lives. ...

    I received an advanced reading copy of this book. Interesting memoir from the daughter Steve Jobs. It is a moving story if a young girl absolutely desperate for love from her family and at times finding it extremely hard to get that from either parent. Right from the word go, her fat...

    "For a long time I hoped that if I played one role, my father would take the corresponding role. I would be the beloved daughter; he would be the indulgent father. I decided that if I acted like other daughters did, he would join in the lark. We?d pretend together, and in pretending ...

    This is an intriguing coming-of-age/family story, but I disagree with the reviewers who believe that the fact that the father in question was Steve Jobs is irrelevant. It's what makes this book especially interesting. For all his brilliance and on-and-off charisma, he was cold and sanc...

    I received an advanced reading copy of this book. Memoirs by women are my favorite genre, and this one is a new favorite. I didn't expect it to be the page-turner it was; Brennan-Jobs is a fantastic writer and her coming-of-age story about her relationship with her unpredictable father...

    Despite the buzz around this book because her father was famous, Lisa?s story is essentially about a sensitive girl who feels isolated, as if she never fits in anywhere?like the ugly duckling in the fairy tale. Of course, she tells us the story everyone?s heard: Lisa?s parents ...

    I didn't love it. I didn't hate it. This was pretty bland and boring. I wouldn't recommend this with so many other great memoirs out there ...

    Small Fry by Lisa Brennan-Jobs is an autobiography presented as a coming-of-age story written for the target-audience of Steve Jobs fans and people interested in the myth surrounding the Apple creator who died not long ago. Overall, a good story, but with flaws, not enough about Steve ...

    This is truly is such a great book that writing a review is difficult. Told from the perspective of Lisa Brennan-Jobs, this is the story of her mercurial relationship with her famous father, Steve Jobs. While her father, the creator of the Mac Apple computer, and creative consultan...

    Lisa Brennan-Jobs, daughter of late Apple co-founder Steve Jobs and artist Chrisann Brennan, was born when her (unmarried) parents were just 23 years old. Jobs publicly denied his paternity until a DNA test proved otherwise. When Lisa was two, her mother sued Jobs for child support and...

    DNF @ 25% ...

    I like memoirs, especially women?s memoirs, and I?m glad I managed to snag this ARC at BEA, the last of those I received when I raided the Grove Atlantic booth. I?m always a little turned off when writing (particularly in memoir, particularly in women?s memoirs) is praised as ?...

    4.5 stars Some people define success with money, some with character, but when brain abnormality is involved. It gets more complex. A psychopath did not choose to be a psychopath, his genes defined him. So, jobs, a jerk, a known fact... further confirmed by this book that I actually re...

    I first heard about this book from The Today Show as I watched this interview being broadcast live:https://www.today.com/video/lisa-bren... I had the book on my radar in fact I wrote it down the day or so prior to place on hold at my library and ironically when I arrived it was on the...

    I like to read anything related to Steve Jobs or Apple in general, that is the main reason I picked this book once it was released. No doubt Lisa was a victim as so many cases in the US and other western countries, and I enjoyed the book because I always like to know more about other ...

    People are going to flock to this memoir for its shocking revelations about Steve Jobs--who was the author's father--and they aren't going to be disappointed. The details are pretty damning: he denied paternity when she was born, lied that he didn't name Apple's Lisa computer after her...

  • Karen Ng
    Sep 06, 2018

    4.5 Well, I gobbled this one up in a few short days. As soon as I started reading this, I was fascinated and totally immersed in Lisa's story. Steve Jobs, Apple, not many happy not heard that too names. I don't use Apple products myself, don't even, voluntarily mind you, own a cell pho...

    Audiobook....narrated by Eileen Stevens ?I?m one of the most important people you will ever know?.... Who talks like that?...to your 3 year old daughter? But ... it?s TRUE!!! Steve Jobs ?was? the most important person Lisa Brennan-Jobs knew growing up. He was her ?...

    Copy courtesy of NetGalley So, this book....... it's one of those which elicit strong emotions in a reader, especially a parent. There are times when you wonder why these people were allowed to be parents, why no-one smacked some sense into Steve & whateverthemothersnamewas, how...

    In Small Fry, Lisa Brennan-Jobs laments on her nostalgic and at times quite bizarre childhood la Mommie Dearest (although certainly not to the extent of defamation like the latter). The illegitimate daughter of technology mogul Steve Jobs, Lisa lived in idyllic California at a time ...

    Lisa Brennan-Jobs new memoir, Small Fry, is searing in a Mommy Dearest expose` way, with me exclaiming and throwing the book down on at least three occasions, with a, ?He did what?!?. And that?s saying something for a former high school counselor, who?d thought I had hardene...

    This is a very well written and a very interesting memoir about the complex, distant father that Steve Jobs was to Lisa Brennan. The book joins its great predecessors such as the Educated: a memoir by Tara Westover or We are all shipwrecks: a memoir by Kelly Grey Carlisle that are non-...

    I also grew up in Palo Alto at the same time so many of the places and references were violently real to me. Dragers? Check. Zohar? Check. The Good Earth? Check. That Whole Foods downtown? I can picture that place as if it were yesterday. It was kind of ratty in the old days. I'm sure ...

    The headline of the NYT review referred to Steve Jobs as a "terrible dad" but the book is so much more than a smear of Jobs as a parent or human. He was, most certainly a difficult, deeply flawed human but in her beautiful memoir, Lisa Brennan-Jobs is graceful, not bitter. She reveals ...

    This book really makes you understand that people are complicated. Just because they are famous, or intelligent, etc., doesn't mean that success is going to translate into all aspects of their lives. ...

    I received an advanced reading copy of this book. Interesting memoir from the daughter Steve Jobs. It is a moving story if a young girl absolutely desperate for love from her family and at times finding it extremely hard to get that from either parent. Right from the word go, her fat...

    "For a long time I hoped that if I played one role, my father would take the corresponding role. I would be the beloved daughter; he would be the indulgent father. I decided that if I acted like other daughters did, he would join in the lark. We?d pretend together, and in pretending ...

    This is an intriguing coming-of-age/family story, but I disagree with the reviewers who believe that the fact that the father in question was Steve Jobs is irrelevant. It's what makes this book especially interesting. For all his brilliance and on-and-off charisma, he was cold and sanc...

    I received an advanced reading copy of this book. Memoirs by women are my favorite genre, and this one is a new favorite. I didn't expect it to be the page-turner it was; Brennan-Jobs is a fantastic writer and her coming-of-age story about her relationship with her unpredictable father...

    Despite the buzz around this book because her father was famous, Lisa?s story is essentially about a sensitive girl who feels isolated, as if she never fits in anywhere?like the ugly duckling in the fairy tale. Of course, she tells us the story everyone?s heard: Lisa?s parents ...

    I didn't love it. I didn't hate it. This was pretty bland and boring. I wouldn't recommend this with so many other great memoirs out there ...

    Small Fry by Lisa Brennan-Jobs is an autobiography presented as a coming-of-age story written for the target-audience of Steve Jobs fans and people interested in the myth surrounding the Apple creator who died not long ago. Overall, a good story, but with flaws, not enough about Steve ...

    This is truly is such a great book that writing a review is difficult. Told from the perspective of Lisa Brennan-Jobs, this is the story of her mercurial relationship with her famous father, Steve Jobs. While her father, the creator of the Mac Apple computer, and creative consultan...

    Lisa Brennan-Jobs, daughter of late Apple co-founder Steve Jobs and artist Chrisann Brennan, was born when her (unmarried) parents were just 23 years old. Jobs publicly denied his paternity until a DNA test proved otherwise. When Lisa was two, her mother sued Jobs for child support and...

    DNF @ 25% ...

    I like memoirs, especially women?s memoirs, and I?m glad I managed to snag this ARC at BEA, the last of those I received when I raided the Grove Atlantic booth. I?m always a little turned off when writing (particularly in memoir, particularly in women?s memoirs) is praised as ?...

    4.5 stars Some people define success with money, some with character, but when brain abnormality is involved. It gets more complex. A psychopath did not choose to be a psychopath, his genes defined him. So, jobs, a jerk, a known fact... further confirmed by this book that I actually re...

  • Julie Miller
    Aug 29, 2018

    4.5 Well, I gobbled this one up in a few short days. As soon as I started reading this, I was fascinated and totally immersed in Lisa's story. Steve Jobs, Apple, not many happy not heard that too names. I don't use Apple products myself, don't even, voluntarily mind you, own a cell pho...

    Audiobook....narrated by Eileen Stevens ?I?m one of the most important people you will ever know?.... Who talks like that?...to your 3 year old daughter? But ... it?s TRUE!!! Steve Jobs ?was? the most important person Lisa Brennan-Jobs knew growing up. He was her ?...

    Copy courtesy of NetGalley So, this book....... it's one of those which elicit strong emotions in a reader, especially a parent. There are times when you wonder why these people were allowed to be parents, why no-one smacked some sense into Steve & whateverthemothersnamewas, how...

    In Small Fry, Lisa Brennan-Jobs laments on her nostalgic and at times quite bizarre childhood la Mommie Dearest (although certainly not to the extent of defamation like the latter). The illegitimate daughter of technology mogul Steve Jobs, Lisa lived in idyllic California at a time ...

    Lisa Brennan-Jobs new memoir, Small Fry, is searing in a Mommy Dearest expose` way, with me exclaiming and throwing the book down on at least three occasions, with a, ?He did what?!?. And that?s saying something for a former high school counselor, who?d thought I had hardene...

    This is a very well written and a very interesting memoir about the complex, distant father that Steve Jobs was to Lisa Brennan. The book joins its great predecessors such as the Educated: a memoir by Tara Westover or We are all shipwrecks: a memoir by Kelly Grey Carlisle that are non-...

    I also grew up in Palo Alto at the same time so many of the places and references were violently real to me. Dragers? Check. Zohar? Check. The Good Earth? Check. That Whole Foods downtown? I can picture that place as if it were yesterday. It was kind of ratty in the old days. I'm sure ...

    The headline of the NYT review referred to Steve Jobs as a "terrible dad" but the book is so much more than a smear of Jobs as a parent or human. He was, most certainly a difficult, deeply flawed human but in her beautiful memoir, Lisa Brennan-Jobs is graceful, not bitter. She reveals ...

    This book really makes you understand that people are complicated. Just because they are famous, or intelligent, etc., doesn't mean that success is going to translate into all aspects of their lives. ...

    I received an advanced reading copy of this book. Interesting memoir from the daughter Steve Jobs. It is a moving story if a young girl absolutely desperate for love from her family and at times finding it extremely hard to get that from either parent. Right from the word go, her fat...

    "For a long time I hoped that if I played one role, my father would take the corresponding role. I would be the beloved daughter; he would be the indulgent father. I decided that if I acted like other daughters did, he would join in the lark. We?d pretend together, and in pretending ...

    This is an intriguing coming-of-age/family story, but I disagree with the reviewers who believe that the fact that the father in question was Steve Jobs is irrelevant. It's what makes this book especially interesting. For all his brilliance and on-and-off charisma, he was cold and sanc...

    I received an advanced reading copy of this book. Memoirs by women are my favorite genre, and this one is a new favorite. I didn't expect it to be the page-turner it was; Brennan-Jobs is a fantastic writer and her coming-of-age story about her relationship with her unpredictable father...

  • Elyse
    Sep 30, 2018

    4.5 Well, I gobbled this one up in a few short days. As soon as I started reading this, I was fascinated and totally immersed in Lisa's story. Steve Jobs, Apple, not many happy not heard that too names. I don't use Apple products myself, don't even, voluntarily mind you, own a cell pho...

    Audiobook....narrated by Eileen Stevens ?I?m one of the most important people you will ever know?.... Who talks like that?...to your 3 year old daughter? But ... it?s TRUE!!! Steve Jobs ?was? the most important person Lisa Brennan-Jobs knew growing up. He was her ?...

  • Marco G
    Sep 29, 2018

    4.5 Well, I gobbled this one up in a few short days. As soon as I started reading this, I was fascinated and totally immersed in Lisa's story. Steve Jobs, Apple, not many happy not heard that too names. I don't use Apple products myself, don't even, voluntarily mind you, own a cell pho...

    Audiobook....narrated by Eileen Stevens ?I?m one of the most important people you will ever know?.... Who talks like that?...to your 3 year old daughter? But ... it?s TRUE!!! Steve Jobs ?was? the most important person Lisa Brennan-Jobs knew growing up. He was her ?...

    Copy courtesy of NetGalley So, this book....... it's one of those which elicit strong emotions in a reader, especially a parent. There are times when you wonder why these people were allowed to be parents, why no-one smacked some sense into Steve & whateverthemothersnamewas, how...

    In Small Fry, Lisa Brennan-Jobs laments on her nostalgic and at times quite bizarre childhood la Mommie Dearest (although certainly not to the extent of defamation like the latter). The illegitimate daughter of technology mogul Steve Jobs, Lisa lived in idyllic California at a time ...

    Lisa Brennan-Jobs new memoir, Small Fry, is searing in a Mommy Dearest expose` way, with me exclaiming and throwing the book down on at least three occasions, with a, ?He did what?!?. And that?s saying something for a former high school counselor, who?d thought I had hardene...

    This is a very well written and a very interesting memoir about the complex, distant father that Steve Jobs was to Lisa Brennan. The book joins its great predecessors such as the Educated: a memoir by Tara Westover or We are all shipwrecks: a memoir by Kelly Grey Carlisle that are non-...

    I also grew up in Palo Alto at the same time so many of the places and references were violently real to me. Dragers? Check. Zohar? Check. The Good Earth? Check. That Whole Foods downtown? I can picture that place as if it were yesterday. It was kind of ratty in the old days. I'm sure ...

    The headline of the NYT review referred to Steve Jobs as a "terrible dad" but the book is so much more than a smear of Jobs as a parent or human. He was, most certainly a difficult, deeply flawed human but in her beautiful memoir, Lisa Brennan-Jobs is graceful, not bitter. She reveals ...

    This book really makes you understand that people are complicated. Just because they are famous, or intelligent, etc., doesn't mean that success is going to translate into all aspects of their lives. ...

    I received an advanced reading copy of this book. Interesting memoir from the daughter Steve Jobs. It is a moving story if a young girl absolutely desperate for love from her family and at times finding it extremely hard to get that from either parent. Right from the word go, her fat...

    "For a long time I hoped that if I played one role, my father would take the corresponding role. I would be the beloved daughter; he would be the indulgent father. I decided that if I acted like other daughters did, he would join in the lark. We?d pretend together, and in pretending ...

    This is an intriguing coming-of-age/family story, but I disagree with the reviewers who believe that the fact that the father in question was Steve Jobs is irrelevant. It's what makes this book especially interesting. For all his brilliance and on-and-off charisma, he was cold and sanc...

    I received an advanced reading copy of this book. Memoirs by women are my favorite genre, and this one is a new favorite. I didn't expect it to be the page-turner it was; Brennan-Jobs is a fantastic writer and her coming-of-age story about her relationship with her unpredictable father...

    Despite the buzz around this book because her father was famous, Lisa?s story is essentially about a sensitive girl who feels isolated, as if she never fits in anywhere?like the ugly duckling in the fairy tale. Of course, she tells us the story everyone?s heard: Lisa?s parents ...

    I didn't love it. I didn't hate it. This was pretty bland and boring. I wouldn't recommend this with so many other great memoirs out there ...

    Small Fry by Lisa Brennan-Jobs is an autobiography presented as a coming-of-age story written for the target-audience of Steve Jobs fans and people interested in the myth surrounding the Apple creator who died not long ago. Overall, a good story, but with flaws, not enough about Steve ...

    This is truly is such a great book that writing a review is difficult. Told from the perspective of Lisa Brennan-Jobs, this is the story of her mercurial relationship with her famous father, Steve Jobs. While her father, the creator of the Mac Apple computer, and creative consultan...

    Lisa Brennan-Jobs, daughter of late Apple co-founder Steve Jobs and artist Chrisann Brennan, was born when her (unmarried) parents were just 23 years old. Jobs publicly denied his paternity until a DNA test proved otherwise. When Lisa was two, her mother sued Jobs for child support and...

    DNF @ 25% ...

    I like memoirs, especially women?s memoirs, and I?m glad I managed to snag this ARC at BEA, the last of those I received when I raided the Grove Atlantic booth. I?m always a little turned off when writing (particularly in memoir, particularly in women?s memoirs) is praised as ?...

    4.5 stars Some people define success with money, some with character, but when brain abnormality is involved. It gets more complex. A psychopath did not choose to be a psychopath, his genes defined him. So, jobs, a jerk, a known fact... further confirmed by this book that I actually re...

    I first heard about this book from The Today Show as I watched this interview being broadcast live:https://www.today.com/video/lisa-bren... I had the book on my radar in fact I wrote it down the day or so prior to place on hold at my library and ironically when I arrived it was on the...

    I like to read anything related to Steve Jobs or Apple in general, that is the main reason I picked this book once it was released. No doubt Lisa was a victim as so many cases in the US and other western countries, and I enjoyed the book because I always like to know more about other ...

    People are going to flock to this memoir for its shocking revelations about Steve Jobs--who was the author's father--and they aren't going to be disappointed. The details are pretty damning: he denied paternity when she was born, lied that he didn't name Apple's Lisa computer after her...

    This was an amazing book. It'll probably be one of my favorite books this year. The author has a beautiful way of writing, and I relished in learning about her life with this icon of a man name Steve Jobs. Can't quite put into words in any way why her writing really stuck with me but s...

  • Linda Lipko
    Oct 09, 2018

    4.5 Well, I gobbled this one up in a few short days. As soon as I started reading this, I was fascinated and totally immersed in Lisa's story. Steve Jobs, Apple, not many happy not heard that too names. I don't use Apple products myself, don't even, voluntarily mind you, own a cell pho...

    Audiobook....narrated by Eileen Stevens ?I?m one of the most important people you will ever know?.... Who talks like that?...to your 3 year old daughter? But ... it?s TRUE!!! Steve Jobs ?was? the most important person Lisa Brennan-Jobs knew growing up. He was her ?...

    Copy courtesy of NetGalley So, this book....... it's one of those which elicit strong emotions in a reader, especially a parent. There are times when you wonder why these people were allowed to be parents, why no-one smacked some sense into Steve & whateverthemothersnamewas, how...

    In Small Fry, Lisa Brennan-Jobs laments on her nostalgic and at times quite bizarre childhood la Mommie Dearest (although certainly not to the extent of defamation like the latter). The illegitimate daughter of technology mogul Steve Jobs, Lisa lived in idyllic California at a time ...

    Lisa Brennan-Jobs new memoir, Small Fry, is searing in a Mommy Dearest expose` way, with me exclaiming and throwing the book down on at least three occasions, with a, ?He did what?!?. And that?s saying something for a former high school counselor, who?d thought I had hardene...

    This is a very well written and a very interesting memoir about the complex, distant father that Steve Jobs was to Lisa Brennan. The book joins its great predecessors such as the Educated: a memoir by Tara Westover or We are all shipwrecks: a memoir by Kelly Grey Carlisle that are non-...

    I also grew up in Palo Alto at the same time so many of the places and references were violently real to me. Dragers? Check. Zohar? Check. The Good Earth? Check. That Whole Foods downtown? I can picture that place as if it were yesterday. It was kind of ratty in the old days. I'm sure ...

    The headline of the NYT review referred to Steve Jobs as a "terrible dad" but the book is so much more than a smear of Jobs as a parent or human. He was, most certainly a difficult, deeply flawed human but in her beautiful memoir, Lisa Brennan-Jobs is graceful, not bitter. She reveals ...

    This book really makes you understand that people are complicated. Just because they are famous, or intelligent, etc., doesn't mean that success is going to translate into all aspects of their lives. ...

    I received an advanced reading copy of this book. Interesting memoir from the daughter Steve Jobs. It is a moving story if a young girl absolutely desperate for love from her family and at times finding it extremely hard to get that from either parent. Right from the word go, her fat...

    "For a long time I hoped that if I played one role, my father would take the corresponding role. I would be the beloved daughter; he would be the indulgent father. I decided that if I acted like other daughters did, he would join in the lark. We?d pretend together, and in pretending ...

    This is an intriguing coming-of-age/family story, but I disagree with the reviewers who believe that the fact that the father in question was Steve Jobs is irrelevant. It's what makes this book especially interesting. For all his brilliance and on-and-off charisma, he was cold and sanc...

    I received an advanced reading copy of this book. Memoirs by women are my favorite genre, and this one is a new favorite. I didn't expect it to be the page-turner it was; Brennan-Jobs is a fantastic writer and her coming-of-age story about her relationship with her unpredictable father...

    Despite the buzz around this book because her father was famous, Lisa?s story is essentially about a sensitive girl who feels isolated, as if she never fits in anywhere?like the ugly duckling in the fairy tale. Of course, she tells us the story everyone?s heard: Lisa?s parents ...

    I didn't love it. I didn't hate it. This was pretty bland and boring. I wouldn't recommend this with so many other great memoirs out there ...

    Small Fry by Lisa Brennan-Jobs is an autobiography presented as a coming-of-age story written for the target-audience of Steve Jobs fans and people interested in the myth surrounding the Apple creator who died not long ago. Overall, a good story, but with flaws, not enough about Steve ...

    This is truly is such a great book that writing a review is difficult. Told from the perspective of Lisa Brennan-Jobs, this is the story of her mercurial relationship with her famous father, Steve Jobs. While her father, the creator of the Mac Apple computer, and creative consultan...

  • Michael Scott
    Sep 11, 2018

    4.5 Well, I gobbled this one up in a few short days. As soon as I started reading this, I was fascinated and totally immersed in Lisa's story. Steve Jobs, Apple, not many happy not heard that too names. I don't use Apple products myself, don't even, voluntarily mind you, own a cell pho...

    Audiobook....narrated by Eileen Stevens ?I?m one of the most important people you will ever know?.... Who talks like that?...to your 3 year old daughter? But ... it?s TRUE!!! Steve Jobs ?was? the most important person Lisa Brennan-Jobs knew growing up. He was her ?...

    Copy courtesy of NetGalley So, this book....... it's one of those which elicit strong emotions in a reader, especially a parent. There are times when you wonder why these people were allowed to be parents, why no-one smacked some sense into Steve & whateverthemothersnamewas, how...

    In Small Fry, Lisa Brennan-Jobs laments on her nostalgic and at times quite bizarre childhood la Mommie Dearest (although certainly not to the extent of defamation like the latter). The illegitimate daughter of technology mogul Steve Jobs, Lisa lived in idyllic California at a time ...

    Lisa Brennan-Jobs new memoir, Small Fry, is searing in a Mommy Dearest expose` way, with me exclaiming and throwing the book down on at least three occasions, with a, ?He did what?!?. And that?s saying something for a former high school counselor, who?d thought I had hardene...

    This is a very well written and a very interesting memoir about the complex, distant father that Steve Jobs was to Lisa Brennan. The book joins its great predecessors such as the Educated: a memoir by Tara Westover or We are all shipwrecks: a memoir by Kelly Grey Carlisle that are non-...

    I also grew up in Palo Alto at the same time so many of the places and references were violently real to me. Dragers? Check. Zohar? Check. The Good Earth? Check. That Whole Foods downtown? I can picture that place as if it were yesterday. It was kind of ratty in the old days. I'm sure ...

    The headline of the NYT review referred to Steve Jobs as a "terrible dad" but the book is so much more than a smear of Jobs as a parent or human. He was, most certainly a difficult, deeply flawed human but in her beautiful memoir, Lisa Brennan-Jobs is graceful, not bitter. She reveals ...

    This book really makes you understand that people are complicated. Just because they are famous, or intelligent, etc., doesn't mean that success is going to translate into all aspects of their lives. ...

    I received an advanced reading copy of this book. Interesting memoir from the daughter Steve Jobs. It is a moving story if a young girl absolutely desperate for love from her family and at times finding it extremely hard to get that from either parent. Right from the word go, her fat...

    "For a long time I hoped that if I played one role, my father would take the corresponding role. I would be the beloved daughter; he would be the indulgent father. I decided that if I acted like other daughters did, he would join in the lark. We?d pretend together, and in pretending ...

    This is an intriguing coming-of-age/family story, but I disagree with the reviewers who believe that the fact that the father in question was Steve Jobs is irrelevant. It's what makes this book especially interesting. For all his brilliance and on-and-off charisma, he was cold and sanc...

    I received an advanced reading copy of this book. Memoirs by women are my favorite genre, and this one is a new favorite. I didn't expect it to be the page-turner it was; Brennan-Jobs is a fantastic writer and her coming-of-age story about her relationship with her unpredictable father...

    Despite the buzz around this book because her father was famous, Lisa?s story is essentially about a sensitive girl who feels isolated, as if she never fits in anywhere?like the ugly duckling in the fairy tale. Of course, she tells us the story everyone?s heard: Lisa?s parents ...

    I didn't love it. I didn't hate it. This was pretty bland and boring. I wouldn't recommend this with so many other great memoirs out there ...

    Small Fry by Lisa Brennan-Jobs is an autobiography presented as a coming-of-age story written for the target-audience of Steve Jobs fans and people interested in the myth surrounding the Apple creator who died not long ago. Overall, a good story, but with flaws, not enough about Steve ...

  • Jamie Rosenblit
    Sep 13, 2018

    4.5 Well, I gobbled this one up in a few short days. As soon as I started reading this, I was fascinated and totally immersed in Lisa's story. Steve Jobs, Apple, not many happy not heard that too names. I don't use Apple products myself, don't even, voluntarily mind you, own a cell pho...

    Audiobook....narrated by Eileen Stevens ?I?m one of the most important people you will ever know?.... Who talks like that?...to your 3 year old daughter? But ... it?s TRUE!!! Steve Jobs ?was? the most important person Lisa Brennan-Jobs knew growing up. He was her ?...

    Copy courtesy of NetGalley So, this book....... it's one of those which elicit strong emotions in a reader, especially a parent. There are times when you wonder why these people were allowed to be parents, why no-one smacked some sense into Steve & whateverthemothersnamewas, how...

    In Small Fry, Lisa Brennan-Jobs laments on her nostalgic and at times quite bizarre childhood la Mommie Dearest (although certainly not to the extent of defamation like the latter). The illegitimate daughter of technology mogul Steve Jobs, Lisa lived in idyllic California at a time ...

    Lisa Brennan-Jobs new memoir, Small Fry, is searing in a Mommy Dearest expose` way, with me exclaiming and throwing the book down on at least three occasions, with a, ?He did what?!?. And that?s saying something for a former high school counselor, who?d thought I had hardene...

    This is a very well written and a very interesting memoir about the complex, distant father that Steve Jobs was to Lisa Brennan. The book joins its great predecessors such as the Educated: a memoir by Tara Westover or We are all shipwrecks: a memoir by Kelly Grey Carlisle that are non-...

    I also grew up in Palo Alto at the same time so many of the places and references were violently real to me. Dragers? Check. Zohar? Check. The Good Earth? Check. That Whole Foods downtown? I can picture that place as if it were yesterday. It was kind of ratty in the old days. I'm sure ...

    The headline of the NYT review referred to Steve Jobs as a "terrible dad" but the book is so much more than a smear of Jobs as a parent or human. He was, most certainly a difficult, deeply flawed human but in her beautiful memoir, Lisa Brennan-Jobs is graceful, not bitter. She reveals ...

    This book really makes you understand that people are complicated. Just because they are famous, or intelligent, etc., doesn't mean that success is going to translate into all aspects of their lives. ...

    I received an advanced reading copy of this book. Interesting memoir from the daughter Steve Jobs. It is a moving story if a young girl absolutely desperate for love from her family and at times finding it extremely hard to get that from either parent. Right from the word go, her fat...

    "For a long time I hoped that if I played one role, my father would take the corresponding role. I would be the beloved daughter; he would be the indulgent father. I decided that if I acted like other daughters did, he would join in the lark. We?d pretend together, and in pretending ...

    This is an intriguing coming-of-age/family story, but I disagree with the reviewers who believe that the fact that the father in question was Steve Jobs is irrelevant. It's what makes this book especially interesting. For all his brilliance and on-and-off charisma, he was cold and sanc...

    I received an advanced reading copy of this book. Memoirs by women are my favorite genre, and this one is a new favorite. I didn't expect it to be the page-turner it was; Brennan-Jobs is a fantastic writer and her coming-of-age story about her relationship with her unpredictable father...

    Despite the buzz around this book because her father was famous, Lisa?s story is essentially about a sensitive girl who feels isolated, as if she never fits in anywhere?like the ugly duckling in the fairy tale. Of course, she tells us the story everyone?s heard: Lisa?s parents ...

    I didn't love it. I didn't hate it. This was pretty bland and boring. I wouldn't recommend this with so many other great memoirs out there ...

    Small Fry by Lisa Brennan-Jobs is an autobiography presented as a coming-of-age story written for the target-audience of Steve Jobs fans and people interested in the myth surrounding the Apple creator who died not long ago. Overall, a good story, but with flaws, not enough about Steve ...

    This is truly is such a great book that writing a review is difficult. Told from the perspective of Lisa Brennan-Jobs, this is the story of her mercurial relationship with her famous father, Steve Jobs. While her father, the creator of the Mac Apple computer, and creative consultan...

    Lisa Brennan-Jobs, daughter of late Apple co-founder Steve Jobs and artist Chrisann Brennan, was born when her (unmarried) parents were just 23 years old. Jobs publicly denied his paternity until a DNA test proved otherwise. When Lisa was two, her mother sued Jobs for child support and...

    DNF @ 25% ...

  • Riva Sciuto
    Sep 24, 2018

    4.5 Well, I gobbled this one up in a few short days. As soon as I started reading this, I was fascinated and totally immersed in Lisa's story. Steve Jobs, Apple, not many happy not heard that too names. I don't use Apple products myself, don't even, voluntarily mind you, own a cell pho...

    Audiobook....narrated by Eileen Stevens ?I?m one of the most important people you will ever know?.... Who talks like that?...to your 3 year old daughter? But ... it?s TRUE!!! Steve Jobs ?was? the most important person Lisa Brennan-Jobs knew growing up. He was her ?...

    Copy courtesy of NetGalley So, this book....... it's one of those which elicit strong emotions in a reader, especially a parent. There are times when you wonder why these people were allowed to be parents, why no-one smacked some sense into Steve & whateverthemothersnamewas, how...

    In Small Fry, Lisa Brennan-Jobs laments on her nostalgic and at times quite bizarre childhood la Mommie Dearest (although certainly not to the extent of defamation like the latter). The illegitimate daughter of technology mogul Steve Jobs, Lisa lived in idyllic California at a time ...

    Lisa Brennan-Jobs new memoir, Small Fry, is searing in a Mommy Dearest expose` way, with me exclaiming and throwing the book down on at least three occasions, with a, ?He did what?!?. And that?s saying something for a former high school counselor, who?d thought I had hardene...

    This is a very well written and a very interesting memoir about the complex, distant father that Steve Jobs was to Lisa Brennan. The book joins its great predecessors such as the Educated: a memoir by Tara Westover or We are all shipwrecks: a memoir by Kelly Grey Carlisle that are non-...

    I also grew up in Palo Alto at the same time so many of the places and references were violently real to me. Dragers? Check. Zohar? Check. The Good Earth? Check. That Whole Foods downtown? I can picture that place as if it were yesterday. It was kind of ratty in the old days. I'm sure ...

    The headline of the NYT review referred to Steve Jobs as a "terrible dad" but the book is so much more than a smear of Jobs as a parent or human. He was, most certainly a difficult, deeply flawed human but in her beautiful memoir, Lisa Brennan-Jobs is graceful, not bitter. She reveals ...

    This book really makes you understand that people are complicated. Just because they are famous, or intelligent, etc., doesn't mean that success is going to translate into all aspects of their lives. ...

    I received an advanced reading copy of this book. Interesting memoir from the daughter Steve Jobs. It is a moving story if a young girl absolutely desperate for love from her family and at times finding it extremely hard to get that from either parent. Right from the word go, her fat...

    "For a long time I hoped that if I played one role, my father would take the corresponding role. I would be the beloved daughter; he would be the indulgent father. I decided that if I acted like other daughters did, he would join in the lark. We?d pretend together, and in pretending ...

  • Linda
    Aug 28, 2018

    4.5 Well, I gobbled this one up in a few short days. As soon as I started reading this, I was fascinated and totally immersed in Lisa's story. Steve Jobs, Apple, not many happy not heard that too names. I don't use Apple products myself, don't even, voluntarily mind you, own a cell pho...

    Audiobook....narrated by Eileen Stevens ?I?m one of the most important people you will ever know?.... Who talks like that?...to your 3 year old daughter? But ... it?s TRUE!!! Steve Jobs ?was? the most important person Lisa Brennan-Jobs knew growing up. He was her ?...

    Copy courtesy of NetGalley So, this book....... it's one of those which elicit strong emotions in a reader, especially a parent. There are times when you wonder why these people were allowed to be parents, why no-one smacked some sense into Steve & whateverthemothersnamewas, how...

    In Small Fry, Lisa Brennan-Jobs laments on her nostalgic and at times quite bizarre childhood la Mommie Dearest (although certainly not to the extent of defamation like the latter). The illegitimate daughter of technology mogul Steve Jobs, Lisa lived in idyllic California at a time ...

    Lisa Brennan-Jobs new memoir, Small Fry, is searing in a Mommy Dearest expose` way, with me exclaiming and throwing the book down on at least three occasions, with a, ?He did what?!?. And that?s saying something for a former high school counselor, who?d thought I had hardene...

    This is a very well written and a very interesting memoir about the complex, distant father that Steve Jobs was to Lisa Brennan. The book joins its great predecessors such as the Educated: a memoir by Tara Westover or We are all shipwrecks: a memoir by Kelly Grey Carlisle that are non-...

    I also grew up in Palo Alto at the same time so many of the places and references were violently real to me. Dragers? Check. Zohar? Check. The Good Earth? Check. That Whole Foods downtown? I can picture that place as if it were yesterday. It was kind of ratty in the old days. I'm sure ...

    The headline of the NYT review referred to Steve Jobs as a "terrible dad" but the book is so much more than a smear of Jobs as a parent or human. He was, most certainly a difficult, deeply flawed human but in her beautiful memoir, Lisa Brennan-Jobs is graceful, not bitter. She reveals ...

    This book really makes you understand that people are complicated. Just because they are famous, or intelligent, etc., doesn't mean that success is going to translate into all aspects of their lives. ...

    I received an advanced reading copy of this book. Interesting memoir from the daughter Steve Jobs. It is a moving story if a young girl absolutely desperate for love from her family and at times finding it extremely hard to get that from either parent. Right from the word go, her fat...

    "For a long time I hoped that if I played one role, my father would take the corresponding role. I would be the beloved daughter; he would be the indulgent father. I decided that if I acted like other daughters did, he would join in the lark. We?d pretend together, and in pretending ...

    This is an intriguing coming-of-age/family story, but I disagree with the reviewers who believe that the fact that the father in question was Steve Jobs is irrelevant. It's what makes this book especially interesting. For all his brilliance and on-and-off charisma, he was cold and sanc...

    I received an advanced reading copy of this book. Memoirs by women are my favorite genre, and this one is a new favorite. I didn't expect it to be the page-turner it was; Brennan-Jobs is a fantastic writer and her coming-of-age story about her relationship with her unpredictable father...

    Despite the buzz around this book because her father was famous, Lisa?s story is essentially about a sensitive girl who feels isolated, as if she never fits in anywhere?like the ugly duckling in the fairy tale. Of course, she tells us the story everyone?s heard: Lisa?s parents ...

  • Diane S ☔
    Oct 02, 2018

    4.5 Well, I gobbled this one up in a few short days. As soon as I started reading this, I was fascinated and totally immersed in Lisa's story. Steve Jobs, Apple, not many happy not heard that too names. I don't use Apple products myself, don't even, voluntarily mind you, own a cell pho...

  • Meggan
    Aug 27, 2018

    4.5 Well, I gobbled this one up in a few short days. As soon as I started reading this, I was fascinated and totally immersed in Lisa's story. Steve Jobs, Apple, not many happy not heard that too names. I don't use Apple products myself, don't even, voluntarily mind you, own a cell pho...

    Audiobook....narrated by Eileen Stevens ?I?m one of the most important people you will ever know?.... Who talks like that?...to your 3 year old daughter? But ... it?s TRUE!!! Steve Jobs ?was? the most important person Lisa Brennan-Jobs knew growing up. He was her ?...

    Copy courtesy of NetGalley So, this book....... it's one of those which elicit strong emotions in a reader, especially a parent. There are times when you wonder why these people were allowed to be parents, why no-one smacked some sense into Steve & whateverthemothersnamewas, how...

    In Small Fry, Lisa Brennan-Jobs laments on her nostalgic and at times quite bizarre childhood la Mommie Dearest (although certainly not to the extent of defamation like the latter). The illegitimate daughter of technology mogul Steve Jobs, Lisa lived in idyllic California at a time ...

    Lisa Brennan-Jobs new memoir, Small Fry, is searing in a Mommy Dearest expose` way, with me exclaiming and throwing the book down on at least three occasions, with a, ?He did what?!?. And that?s saying something for a former high school counselor, who?d thought I had hardene...

    This is a very well written and a very interesting memoir about the complex, distant father that Steve Jobs was to Lisa Brennan. The book joins its great predecessors such as the Educated: a memoir by Tara Westover or We are all shipwrecks: a memoir by Kelly Grey Carlisle that are non-...

    I also grew up in Palo Alto at the same time so many of the places and references were violently real to me. Dragers? Check. Zohar? Check. The Good Earth? Check. That Whole Foods downtown? I can picture that place as if it were yesterday. It was kind of ratty in the old days. I'm sure ...

    The headline of the NYT review referred to Steve Jobs as a "terrible dad" but the book is so much more than a smear of Jobs as a parent or human. He was, most certainly a difficult, deeply flawed human but in her beautiful memoir, Lisa Brennan-Jobs is graceful, not bitter. She reveals ...

    This book really makes you understand that people are complicated. Just because they are famous, or intelligent, etc., doesn't mean that success is going to translate into all aspects of their lives. ...

  • librarianka
    Jul 18, 2018

    4.5 Well, I gobbled this one up in a few short days. As soon as I started reading this, I was fascinated and totally immersed in Lisa's story. Steve Jobs, Apple, not many happy not heard that too names. I don't use Apple products myself, don't even, voluntarily mind you, own a cell pho...

    Audiobook....narrated by Eileen Stevens ?I?m one of the most important people you will ever know?.... Who talks like that?...to your 3 year old daughter? But ... it?s TRUE!!! Steve Jobs ?was? the most important person Lisa Brennan-Jobs knew growing up. He was her ?...

    Copy courtesy of NetGalley So, this book....... it's one of those which elicit strong emotions in a reader, especially a parent. There are times when you wonder why these people were allowed to be parents, why no-one smacked some sense into Steve & whateverthemothersnamewas, how...

    In Small Fry, Lisa Brennan-Jobs laments on her nostalgic and at times quite bizarre childhood la Mommie Dearest (although certainly not to the extent of defamation like the latter). The illegitimate daughter of technology mogul Steve Jobs, Lisa lived in idyllic California at a time ...

    Lisa Brennan-Jobs new memoir, Small Fry, is searing in a Mommy Dearest expose` way, with me exclaiming and throwing the book down on at least three occasions, with a, ?He did what?!?. And that?s saying something for a former high school counselor, who?d thought I had hardene...

    This is a very well written and a very interesting memoir about the complex, distant father that Steve Jobs was to Lisa Brennan. The book joins its great predecessors such as the Educated: a memoir by Tara Westover or We are all shipwrecks: a memoir by Kelly Grey Carlisle that are non-...

  • Kevin
    Sep 19, 2018

    4.5 Well, I gobbled this one up in a few short days. As soon as I started reading this, I was fascinated and totally immersed in Lisa's story. Steve Jobs, Apple, not many happy not heard that too names. I don't use Apple products myself, don't even, voluntarily mind you, own a cell pho...

    Audiobook....narrated by Eileen Stevens ?I?m one of the most important people you will ever know?.... Who talks like that?...to your 3 year old daughter? But ... it?s TRUE!!! Steve Jobs ?was? the most important person Lisa Brennan-Jobs knew growing up. He was her ?...

    Copy courtesy of NetGalley So, this book....... it's one of those which elicit strong emotions in a reader, especially a parent. There are times when you wonder why these people were allowed to be parents, why no-one smacked some sense into Steve & whateverthemothersnamewas, how...

    In Small Fry, Lisa Brennan-Jobs laments on her nostalgic and at times quite bizarre childhood la Mommie Dearest (although certainly not to the extent of defamation like the latter). The illegitimate daughter of technology mogul Steve Jobs, Lisa lived in idyllic California at a time ...

    Lisa Brennan-Jobs new memoir, Small Fry, is searing in a Mommy Dearest expose` way, with me exclaiming and throwing the book down on at least three occasions, with a, ?He did what?!?. And that?s saying something for a former high school counselor, who?d thought I had hardene...

    This is a very well written and a very interesting memoir about the complex, distant father that Steve Jobs was to Lisa Brennan. The book joins its great predecessors such as the Educated: a memoir by Tara Westover or We are all shipwrecks: a memoir by Kelly Grey Carlisle that are non-...

    I also grew up in Palo Alto at the same time so many of the places and references were violently real to me. Dragers? Check. Zohar? Check. The Good Earth? Check. That Whole Foods downtown? I can picture that place as if it were yesterday. It was kind of ratty in the old days. I'm sure ...

    The headline of the NYT review referred to Steve Jobs as a "terrible dad" but the book is so much more than a smear of Jobs as a parent or human. He was, most certainly a difficult, deeply flawed human but in her beautiful memoir, Lisa Brennan-Jobs is graceful, not bitter. She reveals ...

    This book really makes you understand that people are complicated. Just because they are famous, or intelligent, etc., doesn't mean that success is going to translate into all aspects of their lives. ...

    I received an advanced reading copy of this book. Interesting memoir from the daughter Steve Jobs. It is a moving story if a young girl absolutely desperate for love from her family and at times finding it extremely hard to get that from either parent. Right from the word go, her fat...

    "For a long time I hoped that if I played one role, my father would take the corresponding role. I would be the beloved daughter; he would be the indulgent father. I decided that if I acted like other daughters did, he would join in the lark. We?d pretend together, and in pretending ...

    This is an intriguing coming-of-age/family story, but I disagree with the reviewers who believe that the fact that the father in question was Steve Jobs is irrelevant. It's what makes this book especially interesting. For all his brilliance and on-and-off charisma, he was cold and sanc...

    I received an advanced reading copy of this book. Memoirs by women are my favorite genre, and this one is a new favorite. I didn't expect it to be the page-turner it was; Brennan-Jobs is a fantastic writer and her coming-of-age story about her relationship with her unpredictable father...

    Despite the buzz around this book because her father was famous, Lisa?s story is essentially about a sensitive girl who feels isolated, as if she never fits in anywhere?like the ugly duckling in the fairy tale. Of course, she tells us the story everyone?s heard: Lisa?s parents ...

    I didn't love it. I didn't hate it. This was pretty bland and boring. I wouldn't recommend this with so many other great memoirs out there ...

    Small Fry by Lisa Brennan-Jobs is an autobiography presented as a coming-of-age story written for the target-audience of Steve Jobs fans and people interested in the myth surrounding the Apple creator who died not long ago. Overall, a good story, but with flaws, not enough about Steve ...

    This is truly is such a great book that writing a review is difficult. Told from the perspective of Lisa Brennan-Jobs, this is the story of her mercurial relationship with her famous father, Steve Jobs. While her father, the creator of the Mac Apple computer, and creative consultan...

    Lisa Brennan-Jobs, daughter of late Apple co-founder Steve Jobs and artist Chrisann Brennan, was born when her (unmarried) parents were just 23 years old. Jobs publicly denied his paternity until a DNA test proved otherwise. When Lisa was two, her mother sued Jobs for child support and...

  • Fawaz Abdul rahman
    Sep 19, 2018

    4.5 Well, I gobbled this one up in a few short days. As soon as I started reading this, I was fascinated and totally immersed in Lisa's story. Steve Jobs, Apple, not many happy not heard that too names. I don't use Apple products myself, don't even, voluntarily mind you, own a cell pho...

    Audiobook....narrated by Eileen Stevens ?I?m one of the most important people you will ever know?.... Who talks like that?...to your 3 year old daughter? But ... it?s TRUE!!! Steve Jobs ?was? the most important person Lisa Brennan-Jobs knew growing up. He was her ?...

    Copy courtesy of NetGalley So, this book....... it's one of those which elicit strong emotions in a reader, especially a parent. There are times when you wonder why these people were allowed to be parents, why no-one smacked some sense into Steve & whateverthemothersnamewas, how...

    In Small Fry, Lisa Brennan-Jobs laments on her nostalgic and at times quite bizarre childhood la Mommie Dearest (although certainly not to the extent of defamation like the latter). The illegitimate daughter of technology mogul Steve Jobs, Lisa lived in idyllic California at a time ...

    Lisa Brennan-Jobs new memoir, Small Fry, is searing in a Mommy Dearest expose` way, with me exclaiming and throwing the book down on at least three occasions, with a, ?He did what?!?. And that?s saying something for a former high school counselor, who?d thought I had hardene...

    This is a very well written and a very interesting memoir about the complex, distant father that Steve Jobs was to Lisa Brennan. The book joins its great predecessors such as the Educated: a memoir by Tara Westover or We are all shipwrecks: a memoir by Kelly Grey Carlisle that are non-...

    I also grew up in Palo Alto at the same time so many of the places and references were violently real to me. Dragers? Check. Zohar? Check. The Good Earth? Check. That Whole Foods downtown? I can picture that place as if it were yesterday. It was kind of ratty in the old days. I'm sure ...

    The headline of the NYT review referred to Steve Jobs as a "terrible dad" but the book is so much more than a smear of Jobs as a parent or human. He was, most certainly a difficult, deeply flawed human but in her beautiful memoir, Lisa Brennan-Jobs is graceful, not bitter. She reveals ...

    This book really makes you understand that people are complicated. Just because they are famous, or intelligent, etc., doesn't mean that success is going to translate into all aspects of their lives. ...

    I received an advanced reading copy of this book. Interesting memoir from the daughter Steve Jobs. It is a moving story if a young girl absolutely desperate for love from her family and at times finding it extremely hard to get that from either parent. Right from the word go, her fat...

    "For a long time I hoped that if I played one role, my father would take the corresponding role. I would be the beloved daughter; he would be the indulgent father. I decided that if I acted like other daughters did, he would join in the lark. We?d pretend together, and in pretending ...

    This is an intriguing coming-of-age/family story, but I disagree with the reviewers who believe that the fact that the father in question was Steve Jobs is irrelevant. It's what makes this book especially interesting. For all his brilliance and on-and-off charisma, he was cold and sanc...

    I received an advanced reading copy of this book. Memoirs by women are my favorite genre, and this one is a new favorite. I didn't expect it to be the page-turner it was; Brennan-Jobs is a fantastic writer and her coming-of-age story about her relationship with her unpredictable father...

    Despite the buzz around this book because her father was famous, Lisa?s story is essentially about a sensitive girl who feels isolated, as if she never fits in anywhere?like the ugly duckling in the fairy tale. Of course, she tells us the story everyone?s heard: Lisa?s parents ...

    I didn't love it. I didn't hate it. This was pretty bland and boring. I wouldn't recommend this with so many other great memoirs out there ...

    Small Fry by Lisa Brennan-Jobs is an autobiography presented as a coming-of-age story written for the target-audience of Steve Jobs fans and people interested in the myth surrounding the Apple creator who died not long ago. Overall, a good story, but with flaws, not enough about Steve ...

    This is truly is such a great book that writing a review is difficult. Told from the perspective of Lisa Brennan-Jobs, this is the story of her mercurial relationship with her famous father, Steve Jobs. While her father, the creator of the Mac Apple computer, and creative consultan...

    Lisa Brennan-Jobs, daughter of late Apple co-founder Steve Jobs and artist Chrisann Brennan, was born when her (unmarried) parents were just 23 years old. Jobs publicly denied his paternity until a DNA test proved otherwise. When Lisa was two, her mother sued Jobs for child support and...

    DNF @ 25% ...

    I like memoirs, especially women?s memoirs, and I?m glad I managed to snag this ARC at BEA, the last of those I received when I raided the Grove Atlantic booth. I?m always a little turned off when writing (particularly in memoir, particularly in women?s memoirs) is praised as ?...

    4.5 stars Some people define success with money, some with character, but when brain abnormality is involved. It gets more complex. A psychopath did not choose to be a psychopath, his genes defined him. So, jobs, a jerk, a known fact... further confirmed by this book that I actually re...

    I first heard about this book from The Today Show as I watched this interview being broadcast live:https://www.today.com/video/lisa-bren... I had the book on my radar in fact I wrote it down the day or so prior to place on hold at my library and ironically when I arrived it was on the...

    I like to read anything related to Steve Jobs or Apple in general, that is the main reason I picked this book once it was released. No doubt Lisa was a victim as so many cases in the US and other western countries, and I enjoyed the book because I always like to know more about other ...

  • Jen Is Always Reading
    Sep 10, 2018

    4.5 Well, I gobbled this one up in a few short days. As soon as I started reading this, I was fascinated and totally immersed in Lisa's story. Steve Jobs, Apple, not many happy not heard that too names. I don't use Apple products myself, don't even, voluntarily mind you, own a cell pho...

    Audiobook....narrated by Eileen Stevens ?I?m one of the most important people you will ever know?.... Who talks like that?...to your 3 year old daughter? But ... it?s TRUE!!! Steve Jobs ?was? the most important person Lisa Brennan-Jobs knew growing up. He was her ?...

    Copy courtesy of NetGalley So, this book....... it's one of those which elicit strong emotions in a reader, especially a parent. There are times when you wonder why these people were allowed to be parents, why no-one smacked some sense into Steve & whateverthemothersnamewas, how...

    In Small Fry, Lisa Brennan-Jobs laments on her nostalgic and at times quite bizarre childhood la Mommie Dearest (although certainly not to the extent of defamation like the latter). The illegitimate daughter of technology mogul Steve Jobs, Lisa lived in idyllic California at a time ...

    Lisa Brennan-Jobs new memoir, Small Fry, is searing in a Mommy Dearest expose` way, with me exclaiming and throwing the book down on at least three occasions, with a, ?He did what?!?. And that?s saying something for a former high school counselor, who?d thought I had hardene...

    This is a very well written and a very interesting memoir about the complex, distant father that Steve Jobs was to Lisa Brennan. The book joins its great predecessors such as the Educated: a memoir by Tara Westover or We are all shipwrecks: a memoir by Kelly Grey Carlisle that are non-...

    I also grew up in Palo Alto at the same time so many of the places and references were violently real to me. Dragers? Check. Zohar? Check. The Good Earth? Check. That Whole Foods downtown? I can picture that place as if it were yesterday. It was kind of ratty in the old days. I'm sure ...

    The headline of the NYT review referred to Steve Jobs as a "terrible dad" but the book is so much more than a smear of Jobs as a parent or human. He was, most certainly a difficult, deeply flawed human but in her beautiful memoir, Lisa Brennan-Jobs is graceful, not bitter. She reveals ...

    This book really makes you understand that people are complicated. Just because they are famous, or intelligent, etc., doesn't mean that success is going to translate into all aspects of their lives. ...

    I received an advanced reading copy of this book. Interesting memoir from the daughter Steve Jobs. It is a moving story if a young girl absolutely desperate for love from her family and at times finding it extremely hard to get that from either parent. Right from the word go, her fat...

    "For a long time I hoped that if I played one role, my father would take the corresponding role. I would be the beloved daughter; he would be the indulgent father. I decided that if I acted like other daughters did, he would join in the lark. We?d pretend together, and in pretending ...

    This is an intriguing coming-of-age/family story, but I disagree with the reviewers who believe that the fact that the father in question was Steve Jobs is irrelevant. It's what makes this book especially interesting. For all his brilliance and on-and-off charisma, he was cold and sanc...

    I received an advanced reading copy of this book. Memoirs by women are my favorite genre, and this one is a new favorite. I didn't expect it to be the page-turner it was; Brennan-Jobs is a fantastic writer and her coming-of-age story about her relationship with her unpredictable father...

    Despite the buzz around this book because her father was famous, Lisa?s story is essentially about a sensitive girl who feels isolated, as if she never fits in anywhere?like the ugly duckling in the fairy tale. Of course, she tells us the story everyone?s heard: Lisa?s parents ...

    I didn't love it. I didn't hate it. This was pretty bland and boring. I wouldn't recommend this with so many other great memoirs out there ...

  • Antti
    Sep 15, 2018

    4.5 Well, I gobbled this one up in a few short days. As soon as I started reading this, I was fascinated and totally immersed in Lisa's story. Steve Jobs, Apple, not many happy not heard that too names. I don't use Apple products myself, don't even, voluntarily mind you, own a cell pho...

    Audiobook....narrated by Eileen Stevens ?I?m one of the most important people you will ever know?.... Who talks like that?...to your 3 year old daughter? But ... it?s TRUE!!! Steve Jobs ?was? the most important person Lisa Brennan-Jobs knew growing up. He was her ?...

    Copy courtesy of NetGalley So, this book....... it's one of those which elicit strong emotions in a reader, especially a parent. There are times when you wonder why these people were allowed to be parents, why no-one smacked some sense into Steve & whateverthemothersnamewas, how...

    In Small Fry, Lisa Brennan-Jobs laments on her nostalgic and at times quite bizarre childhood la Mommie Dearest (although certainly not to the extent of defamation like the latter). The illegitimate daughter of technology mogul Steve Jobs, Lisa lived in idyllic California at a time ...

    Lisa Brennan-Jobs new memoir, Small Fry, is searing in a Mommy Dearest expose` way, with me exclaiming and throwing the book down on at least three occasions, with a, ?He did what?!?. And that?s saying something for a former high school counselor, who?d thought I had hardene...

    This is a very well written and a very interesting memoir about the complex, distant father that Steve Jobs was to Lisa Brennan. The book joins its great predecessors such as the Educated: a memoir by Tara Westover or We are all shipwrecks: a memoir by Kelly Grey Carlisle that are non-...

    I also grew up in Palo Alto at the same time so many of the places and references were violently real to me. Dragers? Check. Zohar? Check. The Good Earth? Check. That Whole Foods downtown? I can picture that place as if it were yesterday. It was kind of ratty in the old days. I'm sure ...

    The headline of the NYT review referred to Steve Jobs as a "terrible dad" but the book is so much more than a smear of Jobs as a parent or human. He was, most certainly a difficult, deeply flawed human but in her beautiful memoir, Lisa Brennan-Jobs is graceful, not bitter. She reveals ...

    This book really makes you understand that people are complicated. Just because they are famous, or intelligent, etc., doesn't mean that success is going to translate into all aspects of their lives. ...

    I received an advanced reading copy of this book. Interesting memoir from the daughter Steve Jobs. It is a moving story if a young girl absolutely desperate for love from her family and at times finding it extremely hard to get that from either parent. Right from the word go, her fat...

    "For a long time I hoped that if I played one role, my father would take the corresponding role. I would be the beloved daughter; he would be the indulgent father. I decided that if I acted like other daughters did, he would join in the lark. We?d pretend together, and in pretending ...

    This is an intriguing coming-of-age/family story, but I disagree with the reviewers who believe that the fact that the father in question was Steve Jobs is irrelevant. It's what makes this book especially interesting. For all his brilliance and on-and-off charisma, he was cold and sanc...

    I received an advanced reading copy of this book. Memoirs by women are my favorite genre, and this one is a new favorite. I didn't expect it to be the page-turner it was; Brennan-Jobs is a fantastic writer and her coming-of-age story about her relationship with her unpredictable father...

    Despite the buzz around this book because her father was famous, Lisa?s story is essentially about a sensitive girl who feels isolated, as if she never fits in anywhere?like the ugly duckling in the fairy tale. Of course, she tells us the story everyone?s heard: Lisa?s parents ...

    I didn't love it. I didn't hate it. This was pretty bland and boring. I wouldn't recommend this with so many other great memoirs out there ...

    Small Fry by Lisa Brennan-Jobs is an autobiography presented as a coming-of-age story written for the target-audience of Steve Jobs fans and people interested in the myth surrounding the Apple creator who died not long ago. Overall, a good story, but with flaws, not enough about Steve ...

    This is truly is such a great book that writing a review is difficult. Told from the perspective of Lisa Brennan-Jobs, this is the story of her mercurial relationship with her famous father, Steve Jobs. While her father, the creator of the Mac Apple computer, and creative consultan...

    Lisa Brennan-Jobs, daughter of late Apple co-founder Steve Jobs and artist Chrisann Brennan, was born when her (unmarried) parents were just 23 years old. Jobs publicly denied his paternity until a DNA test proved otherwise. When Lisa was two, her mother sued Jobs for child support and...

    DNF @ 25% ...

    I like memoirs, especially women?s memoirs, and I?m glad I managed to snag this ARC at BEA, the last of those I received when I raided the Grove Atlantic booth. I?m always a little turned off when writing (particularly in memoir, particularly in women?s memoirs) is praised as ?...

    4.5 stars Some people define success with money, some with character, but when brain abnormality is involved. It gets more complex. A psychopath did not choose to be a psychopath, his genes defined him. So, jobs, a jerk, a known fact... further confirmed by this book that I actually re...

    I first heard about this book from The Today Show as I watched this interview being broadcast live:https://www.today.com/video/lisa-bren... I had the book on my radar in fact I wrote it down the day or so prior to place on hold at my library and ironically when I arrived it was on the...

    I like to read anything related to Steve Jobs or Apple in general, that is the main reason I picked this book once it was released. No doubt Lisa was a victim as so many cases in the US and other western countries, and I enjoyed the book because I always like to know more about other ...

    People are going to flock to this memoir for its shocking revelations about Steve Jobs--who was the author's father--and they aren't going to be disappointed. The details are pretty damning: he denied paternity when she was born, lied that he didn't name Apple's Lisa computer after her...

    This was an amazing book. It'll probably be one of my favorite books this year. The author has a beautiful way of writing, and I relished in learning about her life with this icon of a man name Steve Jobs. Can't quite put into words in any way why her writing really stuck with me but s...

    3.5 stars. Fairly well-written and interesting, but I'm rounding down based on the wave of relief I felt upon parting ways with the narrator. It's hard to chronicle meanness without letting it infect you, and I kept detecting a faint trace of Steve Jobs's selfish cunning in the narr...

    I'm not entirely sure what to think of this book. It wasn't difficult to pick up and read and it didn't feel like something to just fill the time. Yet, it did on occasion make me cringe and think twice about continuing. I guess the book is about duality, a story not of a happy child...

    A love letter to California. To the famous dad, less so. ...

  • Cherise Wolas
    Oct 07, 2018

    4.5 Well, I gobbled this one up in a few short days. As soon as I started reading this, I was fascinated and totally immersed in Lisa's story. Steve Jobs, Apple, not many happy not heard that too names. I don't use Apple products myself, don't even, voluntarily mind you, own a cell pho...

    Audiobook....narrated by Eileen Stevens ?I?m one of the most important people you will ever know?.... Who talks like that?...to your 3 year old daughter? But ... it?s TRUE!!! Steve Jobs ?was? the most important person Lisa Brennan-Jobs knew growing up. He was her ?...

    Copy courtesy of NetGalley So, this book....... it's one of those which elicit strong emotions in a reader, especially a parent. There are times when you wonder why these people were allowed to be parents, why no-one smacked some sense into Steve & whateverthemothersnamewas, how...

    In Small Fry, Lisa Brennan-Jobs laments on her nostalgic and at times quite bizarre childhood la Mommie Dearest (although certainly not to the extent of defamation like the latter). The illegitimate daughter of technology mogul Steve Jobs, Lisa lived in idyllic California at a time ...

    Lisa Brennan-Jobs new memoir, Small Fry, is searing in a Mommy Dearest expose` way, with me exclaiming and throwing the book down on at least three occasions, with a, ?He did what?!?. And that?s saying something for a former high school counselor, who?d thought I had hardene...

    This is a very well written and a very interesting memoir about the complex, distant father that Steve Jobs was to Lisa Brennan. The book joins its great predecessors such as the Educated: a memoir by Tara Westover or We are all shipwrecks: a memoir by Kelly Grey Carlisle that are non-...

    I also grew up in Palo Alto at the same time so many of the places and references were violently real to me. Dragers? Check. Zohar? Check. The Good Earth? Check. That Whole Foods downtown? I can picture that place as if it were yesterday. It was kind of ratty in the old days. I'm sure ...

    The headline of the NYT review referred to Steve Jobs as a "terrible dad" but the book is so much more than a smear of Jobs as a parent or human. He was, most certainly a difficult, deeply flawed human but in her beautiful memoir, Lisa Brennan-Jobs is graceful, not bitter. She reveals ...

    This book really makes you understand that people are complicated. Just because they are famous, or intelligent, etc., doesn't mean that success is going to translate into all aspects of their lives. ...

    I received an advanced reading copy of this book. Interesting memoir from the daughter Steve Jobs. It is a moving story if a young girl absolutely desperate for love from her family and at times finding it extremely hard to get that from either parent. Right from the word go, her fat...

    "For a long time I hoped that if I played one role, my father would take the corresponding role. I would be the beloved daughter; he would be the indulgent father. I decided that if I acted like other daughters did, he would join in the lark. We?d pretend together, and in pretending ...

    This is an intriguing coming-of-age/family story, but I disagree with the reviewers who believe that the fact that the father in question was Steve Jobs is irrelevant. It's what makes this book especially interesting. For all his brilliance and on-and-off charisma, he was cold and sanc...

  • Leslynn
    Jul 22, 2018

    4.5 Well, I gobbled this one up in a few short days. As soon as I started reading this, I was fascinated and totally immersed in Lisa's story. Steve Jobs, Apple, not many happy not heard that too names. I don't use Apple products myself, don't even, voluntarily mind you, own a cell pho...

    Audiobook....narrated by Eileen Stevens ?I?m one of the most important people you will ever know?.... Who talks like that?...to your 3 year old daughter? But ... it?s TRUE!!! Steve Jobs ?was? the most important person Lisa Brennan-Jobs knew growing up. He was her ?...

    Copy courtesy of NetGalley So, this book....... it's one of those which elicit strong emotions in a reader, especially a parent. There are times when you wonder why these people were allowed to be parents, why no-one smacked some sense into Steve & whateverthemothersnamewas, how...

  • Rebecca McNutt
    Sep 18, 2018

    4.5 Well, I gobbled this one up in a few short days. As soon as I started reading this, I was fascinated and totally immersed in Lisa's story. Steve Jobs, Apple, not many happy not heard that too names. I don't use Apple products myself, don't even, voluntarily mind you, own a cell pho...

    Audiobook....narrated by Eileen Stevens ?I?m one of the most important people you will ever know?.... Who talks like that?...to your 3 year old daughter? But ... it?s TRUE!!! Steve Jobs ?was? the most important person Lisa Brennan-Jobs knew growing up. He was her ?...

    Copy courtesy of NetGalley So, this book....... it's one of those which elicit strong emotions in a reader, especially a parent. There are times when you wonder why these people were allowed to be parents, why no-one smacked some sense into Steve & whateverthemothersnamewas, how...

    In Small Fry, Lisa Brennan-Jobs laments on her nostalgic and at times quite bizarre childhood la Mommie Dearest (although certainly not to the extent of defamation like the latter). The illegitimate daughter of technology mogul Steve Jobs, Lisa lived in idyllic California at a time ...

  • Sarah Sutherland
    Sep 07, 2018

    4.5 Well, I gobbled this one up in a few short days. As soon as I started reading this, I was fascinated and totally immersed in Lisa's story. Steve Jobs, Apple, not many happy not heard that too names. I don't use Apple products myself, don't even, voluntarily mind you, own a cell pho...

    Audiobook....narrated by Eileen Stevens ?I?m one of the most important people you will ever know?.... Who talks like that?...to your 3 year old daughter? But ... it?s TRUE!!! Steve Jobs ?was? the most important person Lisa Brennan-Jobs knew growing up. He was her ?...

    Copy courtesy of NetGalley So, this book....... it's one of those which elicit strong emotions in a reader, especially a parent. There are times when you wonder why these people were allowed to be parents, why no-one smacked some sense into Steve & whateverthemothersnamewas, how...

    In Small Fry, Lisa Brennan-Jobs laments on her nostalgic and at times quite bizarre childhood la Mommie Dearest (although certainly not to the extent of defamation like the latter). The illegitimate daughter of technology mogul Steve Jobs, Lisa lived in idyllic California at a time ...

    Lisa Brennan-Jobs new memoir, Small Fry, is searing in a Mommy Dearest expose` way, with me exclaiming and throwing the book down on at least three occasions, with a, ?He did what?!?. And that?s saying something for a former high school counselor, who?d thought I had hardene...

    This is a very well written and a very interesting memoir about the complex, distant father that Steve Jobs was to Lisa Brennan. The book joins its great predecessors such as the Educated: a memoir by Tara Westover or We are all shipwrecks: a memoir by Kelly Grey Carlisle that are non-...

    I also grew up in Palo Alto at the same time so many of the places and references were violently real to me. Dragers? Check. Zohar? Check. The Good Earth? Check. That Whole Foods downtown? I can picture that place as if it were yesterday. It was kind of ratty in the old days. I'm sure ...

    The headline of the NYT review referred to Steve Jobs as a "terrible dad" but the book is so much more than a smear of Jobs as a parent or human. He was, most certainly a difficult, deeply flawed human but in her beautiful memoir, Lisa Brennan-Jobs is graceful, not bitter. She reveals ...

    This book really makes you understand that people are complicated. Just because they are famous, or intelligent, etc., doesn't mean that success is going to translate into all aspects of their lives. ...

    I received an advanced reading copy of this book. Interesting memoir from the daughter Steve Jobs. It is a moving story if a young girl absolutely desperate for love from her family and at times finding it extremely hard to get that from either parent. Right from the word go, her fat...

    "For a long time I hoped that if I played one role, my father would take the corresponding role. I would be the beloved daughter; he would be the indulgent father. I decided that if I acted like other daughters did, he would join in the lark. We?d pretend together, and in pretending ...

    This is an intriguing coming-of-age/family story, but I disagree with the reviewers who believe that the fact that the father in question was Steve Jobs is irrelevant. It's what makes this book especially interesting. For all his brilliance and on-and-off charisma, he was cold and sanc...

    I received an advanced reading copy of this book. Memoirs by women are my favorite genre, and this one is a new favorite. I didn't expect it to be the page-turner it was; Brennan-Jobs is a fantastic writer and her coming-of-age story about her relationship with her unpredictable father...

    Despite the buzz around this book because her father was famous, Lisa?s story is essentially about a sensitive girl who feels isolated, as if she never fits in anywhere?like the ugly duckling in the fairy tale. Of course, she tells us the story everyone?s heard: Lisa?s parents ...

    I didn't love it. I didn't hate it. This was pretty bland and boring. I wouldn't recommend this with so many other great memoirs out there ...

    Small Fry by Lisa Brennan-Jobs is an autobiography presented as a coming-of-age story written for the target-audience of Steve Jobs fans and people interested in the myth surrounding the Apple creator who died not long ago. Overall, a good story, but with flaws, not enough about Steve ...

    This is truly is such a great book that writing a review is difficult. Told from the perspective of Lisa Brennan-Jobs, this is the story of her mercurial relationship with her famous father, Steve Jobs. While her father, the creator of the Mac Apple computer, and creative consultan...

    Lisa Brennan-Jobs, daughter of late Apple co-founder Steve Jobs and artist Chrisann Brennan, was born when her (unmarried) parents were just 23 years old. Jobs publicly denied his paternity until a DNA test proved otherwise. When Lisa was two, her mother sued Jobs for child support and...

    DNF @ 25% ...

    I like memoirs, especially women?s memoirs, and I?m glad I managed to snag this ARC at BEA, the last of those I received when I raided the Grove Atlantic booth. I?m always a little turned off when writing (particularly in memoir, particularly in women?s memoirs) is praised as ?...

    4.5 stars Some people define success with money, some with character, but when brain abnormality is involved. It gets more complex. A psychopath did not choose to be a psychopath, his genes defined him. So, jobs, a jerk, a known fact... further confirmed by this book that I actually re...

    I first heard about this book from The Today Show as I watched this interview being broadcast live:https://www.today.com/video/lisa-bren... I had the book on my radar in fact I wrote it down the day or so prior to place on hold at my library and ironically when I arrived it was on the...

    I like to read anything related to Steve Jobs or Apple in general, that is the main reason I picked this book once it was released. No doubt Lisa was a victim as so many cases in the US and other western countries, and I enjoyed the book because I always like to know more about other ...

    People are going to flock to this memoir for its shocking revelations about Steve Jobs--who was the author's father--and they aren't going to be disappointed. The details are pretty damning: he denied paternity when she was born, lied that he didn't name Apple's Lisa computer after her...

    This was an amazing book. It'll probably be one of my favorite books this year. The author has a beautiful way of writing, and I relished in learning about her life with this icon of a man name Steve Jobs. Can't quite put into words in any way why her writing really stuck with me but s...

    3.5 stars. Fairly well-written and interesting, but I'm rounding down based on the wave of relief I felt upon parting ways with the narrator. It's hard to chronicle meanness without letting it infect you, and I kept detecting a faint trace of Steve Jobs's selfish cunning in the narr...

    I'm not entirely sure what to think of this book. It wasn't difficult to pick up and read and it didn't feel like something to just fill the time. Yet, it did on occasion make me cringe and think twice about continuing. I guess the book is about duality, a story not of a happy child...

    A love letter to California. To the famous dad, less so. ...

    It was a struggle to read this book. The writing is brilliant and luminous, but the story is hard. Lisa Brennan-Jobs grew up as the unexpected and often unacknowledged daughter of Steve Jobs and artist Chrisann Brennan. I'll admit, I'm not terribly interested in the personal lives of t...

    Lisa Brennan-Jobs is without a doubt a phenomenal writer, but I'm not sure that Small Fry did all that it could have. Many chapters (particularly near the beginning) felt randomly pieced together -- for instance, naming a character on one page then explaining who they were several chap...

  • Julie Garner
    Jul 24, 2018

    4.5 Well, I gobbled this one up in a few short days. As soon as I started reading this, I was fascinated and totally immersed in Lisa's story. Steve Jobs, Apple, not many happy not heard that too names. I don't use Apple products myself, don't even, voluntarily mind you, own a cell pho...

    Audiobook....narrated by Eileen Stevens ?I?m one of the most important people you will ever know?.... Who talks like that?...to your 3 year old daughter? But ... it?s TRUE!!! Steve Jobs ?was? the most important person Lisa Brennan-Jobs knew growing up. He was her ?...

    Copy courtesy of NetGalley So, this book....... it's one of those which elicit strong emotions in a reader, especially a parent. There are times when you wonder why these people were allowed to be parents, why no-one smacked some sense into Steve & whateverthemothersnamewas, how...

    In Small Fry, Lisa Brennan-Jobs laments on her nostalgic and at times quite bizarre childhood la Mommie Dearest (although certainly not to the extent of defamation like the latter). The illegitimate daughter of technology mogul Steve Jobs, Lisa lived in idyllic California at a time ...

    Lisa Brennan-Jobs new memoir, Small Fry, is searing in a Mommy Dearest expose` way, with me exclaiming and throwing the book down on at least three occasions, with a, ?He did what?!?. And that?s saying something for a former high school counselor, who?d thought I had hardene...

    This is a very well written and a very interesting memoir about the complex, distant father that Steve Jobs was to Lisa Brennan. The book joins its great predecessors such as the Educated: a memoir by Tara Westover or We are all shipwrecks: a memoir by Kelly Grey Carlisle that are non-...

    I also grew up in Palo Alto at the same time so many of the places and references were violently real to me. Dragers? Check. Zohar? Check. The Good Earth? Check. That Whole Foods downtown? I can picture that place as if it were yesterday. It was kind of ratty in the old days. I'm sure ...

    The headline of the NYT review referred to Steve Jobs as a "terrible dad" but the book is so much more than a smear of Jobs as a parent or human. He was, most certainly a difficult, deeply flawed human but in her beautiful memoir, Lisa Brennan-Jobs is graceful, not bitter. She reveals ...

    This book really makes you understand that people are complicated. Just because they are famous, or intelligent, etc., doesn't mean that success is going to translate into all aspects of their lives. ...

    I received an advanced reading copy of this book. Interesting memoir from the daughter Steve Jobs. It is a moving story if a young girl absolutely desperate for love from her family and at times finding it extremely hard to get that from either parent. Right from the word go, her fat...

  • Donna Hines
    Sep 08, 2018

    4.5 Well, I gobbled this one up in a few short days. As soon as I started reading this, I was fascinated and totally immersed in Lisa's story. Steve Jobs, Apple, not many happy not heard that too names. I don't use Apple products myself, don't even, voluntarily mind you, own a cell pho...

    Audiobook....narrated by Eileen Stevens ?I?m one of the most important people you will ever know?.... Who talks like that?...to your 3 year old daughter? But ... it?s TRUE!!! Steve Jobs ?was? the most important person Lisa Brennan-Jobs knew growing up. He was her ?...

    Copy courtesy of NetGalley So, this book....... it's one of those which elicit strong emotions in a reader, especially a parent. There are times when you wonder why these people were allowed to be parents, why no-one smacked some sense into Steve & whateverthemothersnamewas, how...

    In Small Fry, Lisa Brennan-Jobs laments on her nostalgic and at times quite bizarre childhood la Mommie Dearest (although certainly not to the extent of defamation like the latter). The illegitimate daughter of technology mogul Steve Jobs, Lisa lived in idyllic California at a time ...

    Lisa Brennan-Jobs new memoir, Small Fry, is searing in a Mommy Dearest expose` way, with me exclaiming and throwing the book down on at least three occasions, with a, ?He did what?!?. And that?s saying something for a former high school counselor, who?d thought I had hardene...

    This is a very well written and a very interesting memoir about the complex, distant father that Steve Jobs was to Lisa Brennan. The book joins its great predecessors such as the Educated: a memoir by Tara Westover or We are all shipwrecks: a memoir by Kelly Grey Carlisle that are non-...

    I also grew up in Palo Alto at the same time so many of the places and references were violently real to me. Dragers? Check. Zohar? Check. The Good Earth? Check. That Whole Foods downtown? I can picture that place as if it were yesterday. It was kind of ratty in the old days. I'm sure ...

    The headline of the NYT review referred to Steve Jobs as a "terrible dad" but the book is so much more than a smear of Jobs as a parent or human. He was, most certainly a difficult, deeply flawed human but in her beautiful memoir, Lisa Brennan-Jobs is graceful, not bitter. She reveals ...

    This book really makes you understand that people are complicated. Just because they are famous, or intelligent, etc., doesn't mean that success is going to translate into all aspects of their lives. ...

    I received an advanced reading copy of this book. Interesting memoir from the daughter Steve Jobs. It is a moving story if a young girl absolutely desperate for love from her family and at times finding it extremely hard to get that from either parent. Right from the word go, her fat...

    "For a long time I hoped that if I played one role, my father would take the corresponding role. I would be the beloved daughter; he would be the indulgent father. I decided that if I acted like other daughters did, he would join in the lark. We?d pretend together, and in pretending ...

    This is an intriguing coming-of-age/family story, but I disagree with the reviewers who believe that the fact that the father in question was Steve Jobs is irrelevant. It's what makes this book especially interesting. For all his brilliance and on-and-off charisma, he was cold and sanc...

    I received an advanced reading copy of this book. Memoirs by women are my favorite genre, and this one is a new favorite. I didn't expect it to be the page-turner it was; Brennan-Jobs is a fantastic writer and her coming-of-age story about her relationship with her unpredictable father...

    Despite the buzz around this book because her father was famous, Lisa?s story is essentially about a sensitive girl who feels isolated, as if she never fits in anywhere?like the ugly duckling in the fairy tale. Of course, she tells us the story everyone?s heard: Lisa?s parents ...

    I didn't love it. I didn't hate it. This was pretty bland and boring. I wouldn't recommend this with so many other great memoirs out there ...

    Small Fry by Lisa Brennan-Jobs is an autobiography presented as a coming-of-age story written for the target-audience of Steve Jobs fans and people interested in the myth surrounding the Apple creator who died not long ago. Overall, a good story, but with flaws, not enough about Steve ...

    This is truly is such a great book that writing a review is difficult. Told from the perspective of Lisa Brennan-Jobs, this is the story of her mercurial relationship with her famous father, Steve Jobs. While her father, the creator of the Mac Apple computer, and creative consultan...

    Lisa Brennan-Jobs, daughter of late Apple co-founder Steve Jobs and artist Chrisann Brennan, was born when her (unmarried) parents were just 23 years old. Jobs publicly denied his paternity until a DNA test proved otherwise. When Lisa was two, her mother sued Jobs for child support and...

    DNF @ 25% ...

    I like memoirs, especially women?s memoirs, and I?m glad I managed to snag this ARC at BEA, the last of those I received when I raided the Grove Atlantic booth. I?m always a little turned off when writing (particularly in memoir, particularly in women?s memoirs) is praised as ?...

    4.5 stars Some people define success with money, some with character, but when brain abnormality is involved. It gets more complex. A psychopath did not choose to be a psychopath, his genes defined him. So, jobs, a jerk, a known fact... further confirmed by this book that I actually re...

    I first heard about this book from The Today Show as I watched this interview being broadcast live:https://www.today.com/video/lisa-bren... I had the book on my radar in fact I wrote it down the day or so prior to place on hold at my library and ironically when I arrived it was on the...

  • Carly DaSilva
    Aug 21, 2018

    4.5 Well, I gobbled this one up in a few short days. As soon as I started reading this, I was fascinated and totally immersed in Lisa's story. Steve Jobs, Apple, not many happy not heard that too names. I don't use Apple products myself, don't even, voluntarily mind you, own a cell pho...

    Audiobook....narrated by Eileen Stevens ?I?m one of the most important people you will ever know?.... Who talks like that?...to your 3 year old daughter? But ... it?s TRUE!!! Steve Jobs ?was? the most important person Lisa Brennan-Jobs knew growing up. He was her ?...

    Copy courtesy of NetGalley So, this book....... it's one of those which elicit strong emotions in a reader, especially a parent. There are times when you wonder why these people were allowed to be parents, why no-one smacked some sense into Steve & whateverthemothersnamewas, how...

    In Small Fry, Lisa Brennan-Jobs laments on her nostalgic and at times quite bizarre childhood la Mommie Dearest (although certainly not to the extent of defamation like the latter). The illegitimate daughter of technology mogul Steve Jobs, Lisa lived in idyllic California at a time ...

    Lisa Brennan-Jobs new memoir, Small Fry, is searing in a Mommy Dearest expose` way, with me exclaiming and throwing the book down on at least three occasions, with a, ?He did what?!?. And that?s saying something for a former high school counselor, who?d thought I had hardene...

    This is a very well written and a very interesting memoir about the complex, distant father that Steve Jobs was to Lisa Brennan. The book joins its great predecessors such as the Educated: a memoir by Tara Westover or We are all shipwrecks: a memoir by Kelly Grey Carlisle that are non-...

    I also grew up in Palo Alto at the same time so many of the places and references were violently real to me. Dragers? Check. Zohar? Check. The Good Earth? Check. That Whole Foods downtown? I can picture that place as if it were yesterday. It was kind of ratty in the old days. I'm sure ...

    The headline of the NYT review referred to Steve Jobs as a "terrible dad" but the book is so much more than a smear of Jobs as a parent or human. He was, most certainly a difficult, deeply flawed human but in her beautiful memoir, Lisa Brennan-Jobs is graceful, not bitter. She reveals ...

    This book really makes you understand that people are complicated. Just because they are famous, or intelligent, etc., doesn't mean that success is going to translate into all aspects of their lives. ...

    I received an advanced reading copy of this book. Interesting memoir from the daughter Steve Jobs. It is a moving story if a young girl absolutely desperate for love from her family and at times finding it extremely hard to get that from either parent. Right from the word go, her fat...

    "For a long time I hoped that if I played one role, my father would take the corresponding role. I would be the beloved daughter; he would be the indulgent father. I decided that if I acted like other daughters did, he would join in the lark. We?d pretend together, and in pretending ...

    This is an intriguing coming-of-age/family story, but I disagree with the reviewers who believe that the fact that the father in question was Steve Jobs is irrelevant. It's what makes this book especially interesting. For all his brilliance and on-and-off charisma, he was cold and sanc...

    I received an advanced reading copy of this book. Memoirs by women are my favorite genre, and this one is a new favorite. I didn't expect it to be the page-turner it was; Brennan-Jobs is a fantastic writer and her coming-of-age story about her relationship with her unpredictable father...

    Despite the buzz around this book because her father was famous, Lisa?s story is essentially about a sensitive girl who feels isolated, as if she never fits in anywhere?like the ugly duckling in the fairy tale. Of course, she tells us the story everyone?s heard: Lisa?s parents ...

    I didn't love it. I didn't hate it. This was pretty bland and boring. I wouldn't recommend this with so many other great memoirs out there ...

    Small Fry by Lisa Brennan-Jobs is an autobiography presented as a coming-of-age story written for the target-audience of Steve Jobs fans and people interested in the myth surrounding the Apple creator who died not long ago. Overall, a good story, but with flaws, not enough about Steve ...

    This is truly is such a great book that writing a review is difficult. Told from the perspective of Lisa Brennan-Jobs, this is the story of her mercurial relationship with her famous father, Steve Jobs. While her father, the creator of the Mac Apple computer, and creative consultan...

    Lisa Brennan-Jobs, daughter of late Apple co-founder Steve Jobs and artist Chrisann Brennan, was born when her (unmarried) parents were just 23 years old. Jobs publicly denied his paternity until a DNA test proved otherwise. When Lisa was two, her mother sued Jobs for child support and...

    DNF @ 25% ...

    I like memoirs, especially women?s memoirs, and I?m glad I managed to snag this ARC at BEA, the last of those I received when I raided the Grove Atlantic booth. I?m always a little turned off when writing (particularly in memoir, particularly in women?s memoirs) is praised as ?...

  • Dana Portwood
    Sep 05, 2018

    4.5 Well, I gobbled this one up in a few short days. As soon as I started reading this, I was fascinated and totally immersed in Lisa's story. Steve Jobs, Apple, not many happy not heard that too names. I don't use Apple products myself, don't even, voluntarily mind you, own a cell pho...

    Audiobook....narrated by Eileen Stevens ?I?m one of the most important people you will ever know?.... Who talks like that?...to your 3 year old daughter? But ... it?s TRUE!!! Steve Jobs ?was? the most important person Lisa Brennan-Jobs knew growing up. He was her ?...

    Copy courtesy of NetGalley So, this book....... it's one of those which elicit strong emotions in a reader, especially a parent. There are times when you wonder why these people were allowed to be parents, why no-one smacked some sense into Steve & whateverthemothersnamewas, how...

    In Small Fry, Lisa Brennan-Jobs laments on her nostalgic and at times quite bizarre childhood la Mommie Dearest (although certainly not to the extent of defamation like the latter). The illegitimate daughter of technology mogul Steve Jobs, Lisa lived in idyllic California at a time ...

    Lisa Brennan-Jobs new memoir, Small Fry, is searing in a Mommy Dearest expose` way, with me exclaiming and throwing the book down on at least three occasions, with a, ?He did what?!?. And that?s saying something for a former high school counselor, who?d thought I had hardene...

    This is a very well written and a very interesting memoir about the complex, distant father that Steve Jobs was to Lisa Brennan. The book joins its great predecessors such as the Educated: a memoir by Tara Westover or We are all shipwrecks: a memoir by Kelly Grey Carlisle that are non-...

    I also grew up in Palo Alto at the same time so many of the places and references were violently real to me. Dragers? Check. Zohar? Check. The Good Earth? Check. That Whole Foods downtown? I can picture that place as if it were yesterday. It was kind of ratty in the old days. I'm sure ...

    The headline of the NYT review referred to Steve Jobs as a "terrible dad" but the book is so much more than a smear of Jobs as a parent or human. He was, most certainly a difficult, deeply flawed human but in her beautiful memoir, Lisa Brennan-Jobs is graceful, not bitter. She reveals ...

    This book really makes you understand that people are complicated. Just because they are famous, or intelligent, etc., doesn't mean that success is going to translate into all aspects of their lives. ...

    I received an advanced reading copy of this book. Interesting memoir from the daughter Steve Jobs. It is a moving story if a young girl absolutely desperate for love from her family and at times finding it extremely hard to get that from either parent. Right from the word go, her fat...

    "For a long time I hoped that if I played one role, my father would take the corresponding role. I would be the beloved daughter; he would be the indulgent father. I decided that if I acted like other daughters did, he would join in the lark. We?d pretend together, and in pretending ...

    This is an intriguing coming-of-age/family story, but I disagree with the reviewers who believe that the fact that the father in question was Steve Jobs is irrelevant. It's what makes this book especially interesting. For all his brilliance and on-and-off charisma, he was cold and sanc...

    I received an advanced reading copy of this book. Memoirs by women are my favorite genre, and this one is a new favorite. I didn't expect it to be the page-turner it was; Brennan-Jobs is a fantastic writer and her coming-of-age story about her relationship with her unpredictable father...

    Despite the buzz around this book because her father was famous, Lisa?s story is essentially about a sensitive girl who feels isolated, as if she never fits in anywhere?like the ugly duckling in the fairy tale. Of course, she tells us the story everyone?s heard: Lisa?s parents ...

    I didn't love it. I didn't hate it. This was pretty bland and boring. I wouldn't recommend this with so many other great memoirs out there ...

    Small Fry by Lisa Brennan-Jobs is an autobiography presented as a coming-of-age story written for the target-audience of Steve Jobs fans and people interested in the myth surrounding the Apple creator who died not long ago. Overall, a good story, but with flaws, not enough about Steve ...

    This is truly is such a great book that writing a review is difficult. Told from the perspective of Lisa Brennan-Jobs, this is the story of her mercurial relationship with her famous father, Steve Jobs. While her father, the creator of the Mac Apple computer, and creative consultan...

    Lisa Brennan-Jobs, daughter of late Apple co-founder Steve Jobs and artist Chrisann Brennan, was born when her (unmarried) parents were just 23 years old. Jobs publicly denied his paternity until a DNA test proved otherwise. When Lisa was two, her mother sued Jobs for child support and...

    DNF @ 25% ...

    I like memoirs, especially women?s memoirs, and I?m glad I managed to snag this ARC at BEA, the last of those I received when I raided the Grove Atlantic booth. I?m always a little turned off when writing (particularly in memoir, particularly in women?s memoirs) is praised as ?...

    4.5 stars Some people define success with money, some with character, but when brain abnormality is involved. It gets more complex. A psychopath did not choose to be a psychopath, his genes defined him. So, jobs, a jerk, a known fact... further confirmed by this book that I actually re...

    I first heard about this book from The Today Show as I watched this interview being broadcast live:https://www.today.com/video/lisa-bren... I had the book on my radar in fact I wrote it down the day or so prior to place on hold at my library and ironically when I arrived it was on the...

    I like to read anything related to Steve Jobs or Apple in general, that is the main reason I picked this book once it was released. No doubt Lisa was a victim as so many cases in the US and other western countries, and I enjoyed the book because I always like to know more about other ...

    People are going to flock to this memoir for its shocking revelations about Steve Jobs--who was the author's father--and they aren't going to be disappointed. The details are pretty damning: he denied paternity when she was born, lied that he didn't name Apple's Lisa computer after her...

    This was an amazing book. It'll probably be one of my favorite books this year. The author has a beautiful way of writing, and I relished in learning about her life with this icon of a man name Steve Jobs. Can't quite put into words in any way why her writing really stuck with me but s...

    3.5 stars. Fairly well-written and interesting, but I'm rounding down based on the wave of relief I felt upon parting ways with the narrator. It's hard to chronicle meanness without letting it infect you, and I kept detecting a faint trace of Steve Jobs's selfish cunning in the narr...

    I'm not entirely sure what to think of this book. It wasn't difficult to pick up and read and it didn't feel like something to just fill the time. Yet, it did on occasion make me cringe and think twice about continuing. I guess the book is about duality, a story not of a happy child...

    A love letter to California. To the famous dad, less so. ...

    It was a struggle to read this book. The writing is brilliant and luminous, but the story is hard. Lisa Brennan-Jobs grew up as the unexpected and often unacknowledged daughter of Steve Jobs and artist Chrisann Brennan. I'll admit, I'm not terribly interested in the personal lives of t...

  • Henri
    Sep 16, 2018

    4.5 Well, I gobbled this one up in a few short days. As soon as I started reading this, I was fascinated and totally immersed in Lisa's story. Steve Jobs, Apple, not many happy not heard that too names. I don't use Apple products myself, don't even, voluntarily mind you, own a cell pho...

    Audiobook....narrated by Eileen Stevens ?I?m one of the most important people you will ever know?.... Who talks like that?...to your 3 year old daughter? But ... it?s TRUE!!! Steve Jobs ?was? the most important person Lisa Brennan-Jobs knew growing up. He was her ?...

    Copy courtesy of NetGalley So, this book....... it's one of those which elicit strong emotions in a reader, especially a parent. There are times when you wonder why these people were allowed to be parents, why no-one smacked some sense into Steve & whateverthemothersnamewas, how...

    In Small Fry, Lisa Brennan-Jobs laments on her nostalgic and at times quite bizarre childhood la Mommie Dearest (although certainly not to the extent of defamation like the latter). The illegitimate daughter of technology mogul Steve Jobs, Lisa lived in idyllic California at a time ...

    Lisa Brennan-Jobs new memoir, Small Fry, is searing in a Mommy Dearest expose` way, with me exclaiming and throwing the book down on at least three occasions, with a, ?He did what?!?. And that?s saying something for a former high school counselor, who?d thought I had hardene...

    This is a very well written and a very interesting memoir about the complex, distant father that Steve Jobs was to Lisa Brennan. The book joins its great predecessors such as the Educated: a memoir by Tara Westover or We are all shipwrecks: a memoir by Kelly Grey Carlisle that are non-...

    I also grew up in Palo Alto at the same time so many of the places and references were violently real to me. Dragers? Check. Zohar? Check. The Good Earth? Check. That Whole Foods downtown? I can picture that place as if it were yesterday. It was kind of ratty in the old days. I'm sure ...

    The headline of the NYT review referred to Steve Jobs as a "terrible dad" but the book is so much more than a smear of Jobs as a parent or human. He was, most certainly a difficult, deeply flawed human but in her beautiful memoir, Lisa Brennan-Jobs is graceful, not bitter. She reveals ...

    This book really makes you understand that people are complicated. Just because they are famous, or intelligent, etc., doesn't mean that success is going to translate into all aspects of their lives. ...

    I received an advanced reading copy of this book. Interesting memoir from the daughter Steve Jobs. It is a moving story if a young girl absolutely desperate for love from her family and at times finding it extremely hard to get that from either parent. Right from the word go, her fat...

    "For a long time I hoped that if I played one role, my father would take the corresponding role. I would be the beloved daughter; he would be the indulgent father. I decided that if I acted like other daughters did, he would join in the lark. We?d pretend together, and in pretending ...

    This is an intriguing coming-of-age/family story, but I disagree with the reviewers who believe that the fact that the father in question was Steve Jobs is irrelevant. It's what makes this book especially interesting. For all his brilliance and on-and-off charisma, he was cold and sanc...

    I received an advanced reading copy of this book. Memoirs by women are my favorite genre, and this one is a new favorite. I didn't expect it to be the page-turner it was; Brennan-Jobs is a fantastic writer and her coming-of-age story about her relationship with her unpredictable father...

    Despite the buzz around this book because her father was famous, Lisa?s story is essentially about a sensitive girl who feels isolated, as if she never fits in anywhere?like the ugly duckling in the fairy tale. Of course, she tells us the story everyone?s heard: Lisa?s parents ...

    I didn't love it. I didn't hate it. This was pretty bland and boring. I wouldn't recommend this with so many other great memoirs out there ...

    Small Fry by Lisa Brennan-Jobs is an autobiography presented as a coming-of-age story written for the target-audience of Steve Jobs fans and people interested in the myth surrounding the Apple creator who died not long ago. Overall, a good story, but with flaws, not enough about Steve ...

    This is truly is such a great book that writing a review is difficult. Told from the perspective of Lisa Brennan-Jobs, this is the story of her mercurial relationship with her famous father, Steve Jobs. While her father, the creator of the Mac Apple computer, and creative consultan...

    Lisa Brennan-Jobs, daughter of late Apple co-founder Steve Jobs and artist Chrisann Brennan, was born when her (unmarried) parents were just 23 years old. Jobs publicly denied his paternity until a DNA test proved otherwise. When Lisa was two, her mother sued Jobs for child support and...

    DNF @ 25% ...

    I like memoirs, especially women?s memoirs, and I?m glad I managed to snag this ARC at BEA, the last of those I received when I raided the Grove Atlantic booth. I?m always a little turned off when writing (particularly in memoir, particularly in women?s memoirs) is praised as ?...

    4.5 stars Some people define success with money, some with character, but when brain abnormality is involved. It gets more complex. A psychopath did not choose to be a psychopath, his genes defined him. So, jobs, a jerk, a known fact... further confirmed by this book that I actually re...

    I first heard about this book from The Today Show as I watched this interview being broadcast live:https://www.today.com/video/lisa-bren... I had the book on my radar in fact I wrote it down the day or so prior to place on hold at my library and ironically when I arrived it was on the...

    I like to read anything related to Steve Jobs or Apple in general, that is the main reason I picked this book once it was released. No doubt Lisa was a victim as so many cases in the US and other western countries, and I enjoyed the book because I always like to know more about other ...

    People are going to flock to this memoir for its shocking revelations about Steve Jobs--who was the author's father--and they aren't going to be disappointed. The details are pretty damning: he denied paternity when she was born, lied that he didn't name Apple's Lisa computer after her...

    This was an amazing book. It'll probably be one of my favorite books this year. The author has a beautiful way of writing, and I relished in learning about her life with this icon of a man name Steve Jobs. Can't quite put into words in any way why her writing really stuck with me but s...

    3.5 stars. Fairly well-written and interesting, but I'm rounding down based on the wave of relief I felt upon parting ways with the narrator. It's hard to chronicle meanness without letting it infect you, and I kept detecting a faint trace of Steve Jobs's selfish cunning in the narr...

    I'm not entirely sure what to think of this book. It wasn't difficult to pick up and read and it didn't feel like something to just fill the time. Yet, it did on occasion make me cringe and think twice about continuing. I guess the book is about duality, a story not of a happy child...

  • Roxanne
    Jun 21, 2018

    4.5 Well, I gobbled this one up in a few short days. As soon as I started reading this, I was fascinated and totally immersed in Lisa's story. Steve Jobs, Apple, not many happy not heard that too names. I don't use Apple products myself, don't even, voluntarily mind you, own a cell pho...

    Audiobook....narrated by Eileen Stevens ?I?m one of the most important people you will ever know?.... Who talks like that?...to your 3 year old daughter? But ... it?s TRUE!!! Steve Jobs ?was? the most important person Lisa Brennan-Jobs knew growing up. He was her ?...

    Copy courtesy of NetGalley So, this book....... it's one of those which elicit strong emotions in a reader, especially a parent. There are times when you wonder why these people were allowed to be parents, why no-one smacked some sense into Steve & whateverthemothersnamewas, how...

    In Small Fry, Lisa Brennan-Jobs laments on her nostalgic and at times quite bizarre childhood la Mommie Dearest (although certainly not to the extent of defamation like the latter). The illegitimate daughter of technology mogul Steve Jobs, Lisa lived in idyllic California at a time ...

    Lisa Brennan-Jobs new memoir, Small Fry, is searing in a Mommy Dearest expose` way, with me exclaiming and throwing the book down on at least three occasions, with a, ?He did what?!?. And that?s saying something for a former high school counselor, who?d thought I had hardene...