Jobs painted as romantic teen in ‘Rolling Stone’

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) ? Many people know the late Apple co-founder Steve Jobs as an exacting tech visionary. Fewer know him as a romantic, a poet or a costumed “Alice in Wonderland” character at a California shopping mall.

These latter characteristics help make up the portrait of Jobs painted by his first serious girlfriend, Chrisann Brennan, in a “Rolling Stone” story shared exclusively with The Associated Press before hitting newsstands Friday.

In the piece, she recounts how she tried to snag a room for them to live together but was turned down. Somehow, Steve was able to persuade him to change his mind.

Brennan says that made her realize that Jobs was someone who “could make things work. And from the way he’d taken charge of the situation, I knew he knew it too.”