According to Isaacson, Jobs and his wife, Laurene Powell Jobs, used to let the Clintons stay at their home in Woodside, Calif., when they visited their daughter, Chelsea, at Stanford University. Once, Powell Jobs noticed that one of the paintings in the home had been removed ahead of a visit. When she asked the Secret Service about the missing painting, she was told that the art had been removed because it showed a dress on a hanger. “Given the issue of the blue dress in the Lewinsky matter, they had decided to hide it,” Isaacson wrote.
In a late-night phone call with Clinton, the president reportedly asked Jobs how he should deal with the “Lewinsky issue.”
“I don’t know if you did it, but if so, you’ve got to tell the country,” Jobs said. Silence greeted him on the other end of the line.
3) Jobs unknowingly met his biological father: Abdulfattah “John” Jandali, Jobs’s biological father, told the Wall Street Journal after Jobs’s death that the two men never reunited, but the book does reveal that the men unknowingly met while Jandali was running a Silicon Valley restaurant. Jobs later found out that Jandali was his biological father through his sister, Mona Simpson. Simpson, who had occasional contact with her estranged father, said Jandali once told her that Jobs ate at the restaurant — not knowing that Jobs was his biological son.
Jobs was surprised when he learned of Jandali’s identity after the fact, but told Simpson that he didn’t want to reunite with Jandali.
4) Shunned Christianity at a young age: Jobs gave up Christianity at the age of 13, the book reveals, after seeing starving children on the cover of Life magazine when he was 13 years old. After asking his pastor if God knew about those children, Jobs never went back to church. He studied Zen Buddhism later in life.