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Steve Jobs portrayed as a skeptic in new book

Apple CEO Steve Jobs speaks at an Apple event in San Francisco, Wednesday, Sept. 9, 2009. (Jeff Chiu)

October 21, 2011 12:00:00 AM PDT
A new authorized biography on the late Steve Jobs is expected to provide more insight into what the Apple cofounder was like away from the cameras.

"Steve Jobs" by Walter Isaacson will be in stores Monday.

Isaacson interviewed Jobs more than 40 times, including just a few weeks before his death, and no subject was said to be off limits.

The book portrays Jobs as a skeptic, giving up religion because he was troubled by starving children and calling some executives at Apple "corrupt."

It also delves into Jobs' decision to delay pancreatic cancer surgery. Instead, he tried herbal remedies, and even consulted a psychic before finally having surgery nine months later.

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