Steve Jobs’ daughter reveals unsettling relationship details in tell-all memoir
“You smell like a toilet.” This is what Steve Jobs told his daughter Lisa Brennan-Jobs while on his deathbed, she wrote in her new shocking tell-all memoir about her bumpy relationship with her father.
“I was afraid of him and, at the same time, I felt a quaking, electric love,” she wrote.
In her memoir, titled “Small Fry”, Brennan-Jobs says that a lot of her memories with her father were not a typical father-daughter relationship. She talks of him denying paternity despite a DNA match, not sending financial help to her and her mother, and saying mean things to her in the little times that he spent time with her.
In an interview with The New York Times, Brennan-Jobs said that she did feel remorse about writing these things about her father, despite them being true, according to her.
When he said the toilet comment to her, she insisted that it was him being honest, and when he refused to install heating in her room as a child, she told the newspaper he was merely instilling a “value system” in her.
Just to be clear: I did, in fact, smell like a toilet.— Lisa Brennan-Jobs (@LisaBrennanJobs) August 15, 2018
Brennan-Jobs told the newspaper that she has forgiven her father, and wants the readers to do the same.
“Triumphantly, she loves him, and she wants the book’s scenes of their roller skating and laughing together to be as viral as the scenes of him telling her she will inherit nothing,” The New York Times reported.
The shocking details have grabbed the attention of many, some saying that she is using the fact the she is the Apple star’s daughter to her advantage, while others showed pity at her unsettling experience.
This is not the first time that the tech genius’s life was documented. Walter Isaacson wrote the best-selling biography of Steve Jobs in 2011, while Brennan-Jobs’ mother also wrote a memoir in 2013 titled “A Bite in the Apple” where she wrote about inappropriate encounters between Jobs and their daughter.