|Born||Lisa Nicole Brennan-Jobs
May 17, 1978
|Education||Harvard University (2000)
King's College, London
|Relative(s)||Steve Jobs (father; deceased)
Chris-Ann Brennan (mother)
Carl Jobs (son)
Mona Simpson (aunt)
Laurene Powell Jobs (step-mother)
Reed Jobs (half-brother)
Erin Jobs (half-sister)
Eve Jobs (half-sister)
Brennan-Jobs was born in 1978 to 23-year-old Chris-Ann Brennan, a Bay Area painter, and 23-year-old Steve Jobs, Apple Inc. co-founder, who had dated on and off since high school. The Apple Lisa computer was invented in the year of Brennan's birth, just as Apple Computer, the company her father founded, began to experience significant growth. Jobs initially denied paternity, and he and Apple claimed that the name was an acronym for "Local Integrated Software Architecture". Steve Jobs swore in court documents that he could not be Lisa's father because he was "sterile and infertile, and as a result thereof, did not have the physical capacity to procreate a child."
Decades later, Jobs admitted to his biographer Walter Isaacson, "Obviously, it was named for my daughter." Brennan-Jobs later reconnected with her father; she lived with him for a few years in her teens, and he paid for her to go to Harvard University, where she cultivated her interest in writing, also paying for her graduation. Brennan-Jobs has three younger half-siblings.
Brennan-Jobs graduated from Harvard University in 2000 and then moved to Europe.[where?] She has been published in The Southwest Review, The Massachusetts Review, Harvard Crimson, The Harvard Advocate, Spiked, Vogue, and O, The Oprah Magazine.
- "Tuscan Holiday." Originally published in Vogue, February, 2008.
- "Confessions of a Lapsed Vegetarian." Originally published in Southwest Review, 2008.
- "I Can't Believe She Did That!." Originally published in O, The Oprah Magazine, August 2006.
- "Waterloo." Originally published in Massachusetts Review, Spring 2006.
- "From Britain, Food for Thought." Originally published in Los Angeles Times, September 15, 2005.
- "Driving Jane." Originally published in The Harvard Advocate, Spring 1999.
- Young, Jeffrey S.; Simon, William L. (2005). iCon: Steve Jobs, The Greatest Second Act in the History of Business. Wiley. p. 58. ISBN 0-471-72083-6.
- Elkind, Peter (March 5, 2008). "Steve Jobs (pg 2)". CNN. p. 2. Archived from the original on February 18, 2010. Retrieved October 6, 2011.
- "Extracts from Bloomberg's premature Steve Jobs obituary". The Telegraph. August 28, 2008. Archived from the original on February 18, 2010. Retrieved February 18, 2010.
- Isaacson, Walter (2011). Steve Jobs. Simon & Schuster. p. 93. ISBN 1-4516-4853-7.
- Bullock, Diane (August 31, 2010). "The Kids of Business Icons: Lisa Brennan-Jobs". Minyanville. Retrieved October 6, 2011.
- "Lisa N. Brennan-jobs - Writer Profile". Harvard Crimson. Retrieved February 18, 2010.
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