32 Facts About Chrisann Brennan

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Chrisann Brennan was born on September 29, 1954 and is an American painter and memoirist.

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Chrisann Brennan's is the author of The Bite in the Apple, an autobiography about her relationship with Apple co-founder Steve Jobs.

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Chrisann Brennan was born in Dayton, Ohio, in 1954, one of four daughters of James Richard Chrisann Brennan and Virginia Lavern Rickey.

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4.

Chrisann Brennan attended Homestead High School in Cupertino, California, where she met Steve Jobs during the early months of 1972.

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5.

Chrisann Brennan remained involved with Jobs while he was at Reed College.

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6.

Chrisann Brennan did not have plans to attend college, and was supportive of Jobs when he told her he planned to drop out of Reed.

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7.

Chrisann Brennan continued to attend by auditing classes, but Brennan stopped visiting him.

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8.

Chrisann Brennan had started seeing other women, and she was interested in someone she met in her art class.

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9.

Chrisann Brennan felt that he was more distant and negative towards her.

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10.

Chrisann Brennan's initially refused to accept it but eventually accepted the money.

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11.

In early 1975, Chrisann Brennan became involved with a Zen Buddhist community in Los Altos, where she accidentally bumped into Jobs.

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12.

Jobs and Chrisann Brennan began to spend more time together, although she noted that his behavior with her was more aloof than in the past.

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13.

Chrisann Brennan moved to the All One Farm and lived for a while with Calhoun in a renovated chicken coop.

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14.

Chrisann Brennan traveled for a year through India with Calhoun, though their relationship ended by the time she returned to the United States.

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15.

Chrisann Brennan worked there as a teacher for inner city children who came to learn about the farm.

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16.

Chrisann Brennan's was estranged from her mother and afraid to discuss the matter with her father.

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17.

Chrisann Brennan's did not feel comfortable with the idea of having an abortion.

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18.

Chrisann Brennan's chose instead to discuss the matter with Kobun, who encouraged her to have and keep the baby as he would lend his support.

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19.

Chrisann Brennan hid her pregnancy for as long as she could, living in a variety of homes, and continuing her work with Zen meditation.

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20.

Chrisann Brennan eventually visited after he was contacted by Robert Friedland, their mutual friend and owner of the All One Farm.

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21.

Chrisann Brennan's suggested the name "Lisa" and says that Jobs was very attached to the name "Lisa" while he "was publicly denying paternity.

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22.

Chrisann Brennan explored adoption both before and after Lisa's birth but ultimately decided to become a single parent.

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23.

Chrisann Brennan would come under intense criticism from Jobs, who claimed that "she doesn't want money, she just wants me.

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24.

Chrisann Brennan said that he never took responsibility when he should have and that he was sorry.

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25.

Chrisann Brennan was required to give Brennan $385 a month and return the money she had received from welfare.

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26.

Later, Chrisann Brennan agreed to give an interview with Michael Moritz for Time magazine.

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27.

Chrisann Brennan's decided to be honest about her relationship with Jobs.

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28.

Chrisann Brennan agreed to this request and according to Brennan was quite happy to do so, as part of his developing relationship with Lisa.

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29.

Chrisann Brennan has lived in Monterey, California, while working as a professional painter.

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30.

Chrisann Brennan's describes her art as "light encoded paintings" and works mostly on commission for either private or corporate parties.

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31.

Chrisann Brennan's has created murals for the Ronald McDonald House, Los Angeles County Hospital, Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston, and Packard Children's Hospital.

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32.

Chrisann Brennan was portrayed by Gema Zamprogna in Pirates of Silicon Valley, by Ahna O'Reilly in Jobs and by Katherine Waterston in Steve Jobs.

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