Options: The Secret Life of Steve Jobs

Fake Steve Jobs Daniel Lyons


Options: The Secret Life of Steve Jobs

Options: The Secret Life of Steve Jobs

  • Title: Options: The Secret Life of Steve Jobs
  • Author: Fake Steve Jobs Daniel Lyons
  • ISBN: 9780306815843
  • Page: 231
  • Format: Hardcover



Welcome to the mind, to the world of Fake Steve Jobs Fake Steve the counterintuitive management guru Obviously we can t literally put our employees lives at risk But we have to make them feel that way Fake Steve the political hobnobber I can see why they keep Nancy Pelosi under wraps Wacky as a dime watch Fake Steve quoting friend musician philosopher Bono on rWelcome to the mind, to the world of Fake Steve Jobs Fake Steve the counterintuitive management guru Obviously we can t literally put our employees lives at risk But we have to make them feel that way Fake Steve the political hobnobber I can see why they keep Nancy Pelosi under wraps Wacky as a dime watch Fake Steve quoting friend musician philosopher Bono on road etiquette Tink about dat next toim yer cuttin off some bloke and you don t know who it is, right Could be Jay sus Or Boutros Boutros Ghali or sumfin And on, yes, himself Geniuses have feelings, too In the tradition of Thank You for Smoking and in the spirit of The Onion, Options is a novelistic sendup and takedown of Silicon Valley, Hollywood, and Washington, D.C as viewed by a central character who exists, to his immense self satisfaction, at the crossroads of all three worlds It s like in one of those movies where a guy realizes he s got telekinetic powers and it s just too bad if he doesn t want them, he s got them Likewise, I have this gift It s who I am.


Recent Comments "Options: The Secret Life of Steve Jobs"

Mildly amusing but the tone becomes formulaic rather quickly.

Pretty much what you would expect from a parody about Steve Jobs. This was a story with no real depth or powerful theme, but fun to read nonetheless. Daniel Lyons, the real author (his name is not Fake Steve Jobs), began a blog about Fake Steve Jobs a few years ago, and the idea morphed into this. Lyons' greatest feat is making the events from the story seem very real. Despite the fact that the situations he was describing were almost completely ridiculous, it doesn't take much to believe that t [...]

Fake Steve Jobs has revealed his true identity since the publication of this book: he's Newsweek columnist Dan Lyons. This book is built upon the blog Lyons wrote as Fake Steve Jobs [fakesteve], and it's HILARIOUS! This book is Laugh-Out-Loud funny, with scenes wherein he cuts Hillary Clinton down to size, rides shotgun with Bono as the singer succumbs to road rage, and spoons with Sting, all interspersed among a somewhat predictable whodunit plot -- Fake Steve Jobs tries to figure out who's set [...]

I enjoyed the parody, I enjoyed the humor, but I just found that this book didn't do much to really suck me in. Where if I have a book I love, I can sit for hours on end reading it, when reading this book, I would start to think of other things to do every twenty to thirty minutes of reading. It's not a knock on the author or anything, I think it's really just the nature of the beast when it comes to this book. FSJ does a fantastic job of painting a world through the eyes of the rimless spectacl [...]

This book was funny and interesting. However, it was also annoying and well, annoying. It was well written and kept my interest, but I also found myself wanting to know what was real and what was fake, and this clouded what I liked about it.Steve Jobs is the CEO of Apple. He designed the iPod--ever heard of it? The book is synical and sarcastic and Jobs is basically an a**hole. It chronicles the time when he and Apple and many other Silicon Valley tech companies were being investigated for optio [...]

Like most things that seem to be perfectly targeted at me, I worry that I will want to like it more than I actually do. In this case I wasn't disappointed. The book took about four hours to read, but I really enjoyed it. I even laughed out loud a few times, which I can't remember doing for any book recently.I've worked with so many people who have said that they want to write a book about the Valley or some particular company. Well now they don't have to because it's already been written. And re [...]

Anybody who loves Macintosh computers or hates Steve Jobs or is a fan of sarcastic, in-your-face social satire will enjoy this puff-pastry of a book, based on a blog. Could this be the future of publishing? It's a 248-page rant bound between covers and lightly disguised as a novel. fakesteve/

This might not be as funny if you're not familiar with the rich tapestry of legends built up around Steve Jobs and Apple. But even if you don't get all the inside jokes, be prepared to laugh yourself silly as we watch Steve drive his ego around the Valley like a drunken rock star in a fire engine red Ferrari. It's been a long time since I've laughed out loud reading a book on the bus. Namaste.

A very snarky pardoy of Steve Jobs life. There were some funny moments, but I have to say it tended to be a one (or a few) note joke and didn't really have enough to cover a whole book. Nice try though!

Great premise and I used to enjoy the blog entries, but it doesn't seem that the satire could continue effectivly in a book form. Plus it seems rather tasteless when you consider that we knew Steve Jobs was ill since 2005.

Good, but uneven. There were parts of the book that were absolutely hilarious, but they were more than balanced out by the parts that weren't. In a head to head competition, I'd have to give the edge to Anonymous Lawyer

I feel bad giving this one star as it wasn't a poorly written book, but I absolutely hated the main character so much I just despised the entire read. Sure, it was funny, but a funny story about an asshole is still a story about an asshole.

Fun to read parody about the life of Steve Jobs while he was being investigated for the back-dated options, with some familiar characters, like Larry Ellison, Bono from U2 and Al Gore - all mixed up in the company called Apple.

I'm not sure this book would be funny at all outside of the Valley. In the Valley, it's mildly amusing. The plot is boring, but some great jokes interspersed in there for people who follow Valley stuff. Good length since the plot got old fast.

If you are a fan of the fake Steve Jobs blog you will really enjoy this book. The satire is subtle at times, but usually comes at you pretty strong. Overall a very funny read with an underlying message to question product fetishism and hero worship.

The blog of The Fake Steve Jobs. Hilarious. I think the imaginary Larry Ellison is a masterwork.

Disturbingly funny. Such a good parody that you almost forget it's a parody.

Hilarious.

Absolutely hilarious! If you've ever worshipped at the temple of Apple, you have to read this. I was laughing out loud -- and I've only been in the Mac world about 2 years!

3.5 stars

mightly light reading, some very funny characterizations of silicon valley personalities. falls down about 1/2 way through since it didn't really have anywhere to go.

Hilarious parady of what Steve Jobs was like during the options scandel a year ago. I was laughing the whole way through!

As Real Steve Jobs described the Fake Steve Jobs persona, it's "pretty funny."

A fun read.

One of the best books I've read in ages. Hilarious. Not to be missed.

It is delightful! I giggled from the first page to the last.

A must-read autobiograpy on leadership for knowledge workers, managers, directors, C-levels, and entrepreneurs.

Hilarious, witty and amazing. Read it. Now.

This book is a very crass and over the top satire. I am not too clued in on the electronics or business world, but it was still hilarious in parts though on the whole it was only okay.

Opitons is the same joke over and over again, but its a funny one. This is sort of a Fear and Loathing meets Microserfs.


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