Tuesday, October 09, 2007

Books of Style - New York Times

FSJ gets real praise from the NYT

“Options” is the outgrowth of a blog that Mr. Lyons, a senior editor at Forbes and a novelist, started in the summer of 2006, at fakesteve.blogspot.com. The book weaves the blog’s greatest hits into a cohesive narrative that enfolds recent events at Apple, such as the Securities and Exchange Commission investigation into alleged accounting irregularities (backdated options), and the release of the iPhone.

Mr. Lyons’s portrait is hilarious and eerily specific; you get the feeling he planted a spycam in one of Mr. Jobs’s mock turtles. “I’m told all the time that I seem like a narcissistic egomaniac,” Fake Steve Jobs says. “You know what I say? I say, ‘Look, wouldn’t you be an egomaniac if you woke up one day and found out you were me?’ You know you would.”

Books of Style - New York Times

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