Steve Jobs, the late iconic former CEO of Apple, Inc spoke in detail in a new book due out Monday about his cancer fight, company, business competition, politics, views on the afterlife and meeting his biological father.

Descriptions of parts of the book are making the rounds online. ‘Steve Jobs’ is a biography by Walter Isaacson – which draws on more than 40 exclusive interviews with the late CEO and unfettered access to people in his life.

Below are 10 revelations from the new book:

1. Cancer Fight – Jobs delayed surgery for his slow-growing form of pancreatic cancer for nine months in 2003 while he tried alternative remedies such as a vegan diet, herbal remedies and even consulted a psychic. He attended a clinic which advises juice fasts, bowel cleansings and other approaches.

“I really didn’t want them to open up my body, so I tried to see if a few other things world work,’ he told me years later with a hint of regret,’” Isaacson wrote. Isaacson told 60 minutes Jobs said he “didn’t want to be violated in that way.”

2. “Magical Thinking” – Why would Jobs make such a seemingly stupid decision, a 60 Minutes interviewer asked Isaacson.

“I think that he kind of felt that if you ignore something, if you don’t want something to exist, you can have magical thinking … we talked about this a lot,” Isaacson said. “He wanted to talk about it, how he regretted it … I think he felt he should have been operated sooner.”

3. Church – Jobs stopped attending church at age 13, saying he never went back after looking at a photo of starving children on the cover of Life magazine, the book notes, according to the Associated Press. Jobs reportedly asked whether his Sunday school pastor knew what would happen to them. Jobs later studied Zen Buddhism.

4. Death and the Afterlife - Isaacson said Jobs believed the odds of there being a God were 50-50, but that he thought about the existence of God much more when he was diagnosed with cancer, AP reports.

5. Business and Teachers Unions – Jobs told President Barack Obama at a meeting in the fall of 2010 that the United States had “regulations and unnecessary costs” that made it more difficult to build factories in the United States compared with China. Jobs told the President that his Administration had to be more business friendly. “You’re headed for a one-term presidency,” Jobs said, according to the Huffington Post. Separately, Jobs also said the U.S. educational system was “crippled by union work rules,” according to Isaacson. Jobs proposed allowing teachers to be fired based on merit, opening schools until 6 p.m. and 11 months a year.

6. The ‘Apple’ Name – His company’s name was conceived after visiting an Apple farm, the book says, AP reports. Jobs said the name sounded “fun, spirited and not intimidating.”

7. Corrupt People – Jobs criticized executives who succeeded him at Apple when he was ousted in 1985 as “corrupt people” with “corrupt values,” the book notes according to AP He said they mostly only about making money “for themselves mainly, and also for Apple – rather than making great products.”

8. Apple’s Design Priority – Apple’s design chief Johnathan Ive had “more operational power” than anyone in the company except for Jobs, AP notes from the book. That’s “the way I set it up,” Jobs said.

9. Bitter on Google’s Android – Jobs told Google CEO Eric Schmidt – who had once been a board member at Apple that the search engine company committed “grand theft” by introducing the Android operating system, which had features similar to Apple’s touchscreen iPhone software, the book says according to AP. Apple sued Google.

“I will spend my last dying breath if I need to, and I will spend every penny of Apple’s $40 billion in the bank, to right this wrong,” Jobs said. “I’m going to destroy Android, because it’s a stolen product. I’m willing to go thermonuclear war on this.”

10. Biological Father – Jobs, who was given up for adoption by his mother, met his biological father without knowing it before Jobs knew who he was. Isaacson told CBS they met several times. Jobs biological sister - whom jobs learned about through his biological mother – found their father working at a coffee shop. His father, Abdulfattah “John” Jandali told her he used to run a popular Mediterranean restaurant in Silicon Valley.

“Everybody used to come there,” Isaacson says Jandali told Simpson. “Even Steve Jobs used to eat there. Yeah, he was a great tipper.”

Jobs learned about the comment but didn’t want to meet him.

“I learned a little bit about him and I didn’t like what I learned. I asked her to not tell him that we ever met … not tell him anything about me,” he said.

Isaacson said Jobs didn’t reach out to his biological father.