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Five surprising facts from the new Steve Jobs biography

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3. His sister is a famous author

Steve Jobs was adopted at birth. But don't call Paul and Clara Jobs his "adoptive parents."

As Isaacson wrote, " 'They were my parents 1,000%,' he said. When speaking about his biological parents, on the other hand, he was curt: 'They were my sperm and egg bank. That's not harsh, it's just the way it was, a sperm bank thing, nothing more.' "

Jobs had a sister, who was also adopted, and biological sister. The latter is actually famous in her own right.

Mona E. Simpson, born Mona Jandali (Jobs' birth-father's name), is a novelist. She wrote "Anywhere But Here" and "Off Keck Road."

You can hear Ms. Simpson talk about her brother in the video below. The discussion turns to Jobs at the 10:30 mark.

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