Early copies of Lisa Brennan-Jobs’s memoir of her famous/infamous father are beginning to circulate, and many outlets say it paints Steve Jobs as a pretty awful person. The New York Times, which has published an overview of the book and profile of its author, calls it passage after passage of Jobs being “vicious to his daughter and those around her”: in one excerpt, he told her she “smelled like a toilet,” while another reveals he refused to put heating in her bedroom. Steve Jobs rejected his daughter for years, but that daughter has absolved him. Triumphantly, she loves him, and she wants the book’s scenes of their roller skating and laughing together to be as viral as the scenes of him telling her she will inherit nothing. Ms. Brennan-Jobs’s forgiveness is one thing. What’s tricky is that she wants the reader to forgive Mr. Jobs, too. And she knows that could be a problem.