My Years with Ayn Rand

My Years with Ayn Rand by Nathaniel Branden 0787945137 9780787945138
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Ayn Randa??s Atlas Shrugged is one of the most influential books of the twentieth century-its popular impact ranked second only to the Bible in a major poll. Millions know Rand as one of this centurya??s great thinkers, writers, and philosophers, yet much about the private Ayn Rand remains shrouded in mystery. Who was Ayn Rand? My Years with Ayn Rand charts the course of the clandestine, tempestuous relationship between the enigmatic author of Atlas Shrugged and The Fountainhead and Nathaniel Branden-her young disciple and future pioneer of the self-esteem movement. In this book, discover the real Ayn Rand through the eyes of the man who became her soul mate and shared her passions and philosophical ideals. Their tragic and tumultuous love story began with a letter written by Branden as an admiring teenage fan and ended, more than twenty years later, with accusations of betrayal and bitter recriminations. My Years with Ayn Rand paints an unforgettable portrait of Ayn Rand-whose ideas, even today, can generate a maelstrom of controversy. Previous Praise for Nathaniel Branden Relentlessly revealing. . . the myth of Ayn Rand gives way to a full-sized portrait in contrasting colors, appealing and appalling, potent and paradoxical. . . . it takes a special kind of nerve to write such a book.-Norman Cousins, author of Head First and The Healing Heart Non-stop theater. All the ingredients are there: conflict, colorful characters, suspense, and a Greek inevitability of tragedy born of hubris. Therea??s a nexus of sex nearly dizzying in its permutations.-Dale Wasserman, playwright and screenwriter, Man of La Mancha and One Flew Over the Cuckooa??s Nest Branden plots his relationship with Rand from a psychological vantage point, with devastatingly articulate results. . . . A fascinating portrait of Rand and her disciples.-Kirkus Reviews What a story! Ita??s heroic, romantic, deadly, horrifying, tender-and I couldna??t put it down.-George Leonard, author of The Transformation and Education and Education and Ecstasy

Author: Nathaniel Branden

Language: English

Edition: 1

Binding: Paperback

Pages: 432

Publisher: Jossey-Bass

Publication Date: 1999-02-26


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