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Kurt Vonnegut’s dark, sad, cruel side is laid bare

A new biography of acclaimed American author Kurt Vonnegut, beloved by fans worldwide for his work’s warm humour and homespun Midwestern wisdom, has shocked many with a portrayal of a bitter, angry man prone to depression and fits of temper. The book on Vonnegut, who died in 2007, lifts the lid on the writer’s private […]

Steve Jobs regretted delaying cancer surgery, biographer tells CBS

Steve Jobs regretted his decision to delay having potentially life-saving surgery for his pancreatic cancer, his biographer has revealed. After being diagnosed with the cancer in 2004, Jobs embarked on a series of alternative therapies including spiritual healing, said Walter Isaacson, author of the upcoming biography Steve Jobs. Despite pleas from his family to have […]

Steve Jobs refused cancer treatment for too long, says biographer

Apple co-founder Steve Jobs refused potentially life-saving cancer surgery for nine months, shrugging off his family’s protests and opting instead for alternative medicine, according to his biographer. When Jobs eventually sought surgery, the rare form of pancreatic cancer had spread to the tissues surrounding the organ, his biographer, Walter Isaacson, said in an interview with […]