Elon Musk protagonist of a biography of Walter Isaacson
by LORENZO CIOTTI | VIEW 725
Simon & Schuster has announced it will release bestselling author Walter Isaacson's book Elon Musk on September 12. Professor of history at Tulane University in New Orleans and author of several best-selling books, Isaacson in 2023 was awarded the National Medal for the Humanities.
Isaacson, author of Steve Jobs and other best-selling biographies, followed Musk for two years, attending his meetings, accompanying him to his companies and spending hours interviewing him, his family, friends, colleagues and opponents .
The result is an intimate story filled with extraordinary tales of triumph and turmoil About the book: “When Elon Musk was a boy in South Africa, he was beaten regularly by bullies. One day a group pushed him down a concrete stairway and kicked him until his face was swollen like a football.
Elon was in hospital for a week But the physical scars were not comparable to the emotional ones inflicted later by his father, an engineer, mythomaniac, dishonest and charismatic.The father's influence would last for a long time.
Musk has grown into a tough yet vulnerable man-child, with a high appetite for risk and an epic sense for the missions he undertakes and carries out with manic intensity. and sometimes destructive. In early 2022, Musk spoke bitterly about his penchant for stirring up drama: I need to get my mindset out of crisis mode, which it's been in for about fourteen years, or maybe almost my entire life.
It was a wistful comment, not a New Year's resolution. But even while he was making this promise, he was secretly buying shares of Twitter, the playground by definition." We recall in the last days Elon Musk has sensationally attacked philanthropist George Soros, accusing him of wanting to erode the fabric of society and of being like Magneto, antagonist of Marvel's X-Men, who fights to help mutants replace humans as the dominant species, and who hates humanity.
Elon Musk attacks the philanthropist in a series of tweets without specifying the reason for this sensational attack. Soros' investment fund reportedly sold all the Tesla shares he owned a few days ago. Anti-Defamation League Jonathan Greenblatt said about: "Soros is often used by the far right as the source of the world's problems. Seeing Elon Musk, no matter what his intent, liken him to a humanity-hating supervillain is dangerous. "