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    Ayn Rand Quotes

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    Ayn Rand Quotes

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    DTaggart

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Praise
  • Groundbreaking…a thoughtful, flesh-and-blood portrait of an extremely complicated and self-contradictory woman.

    Janet Maslin

    The New York Times

  • Excellent…far more interesting than anything in Rand’s novels.

    Adam Kirsch

    The New York Times Book Review

  • Splendid…Anne Heller crafts a narrative that gains force from its engagement with Rand’s writing…without falling into adulation or derision.

    T. J. Stiles

    San Francisco Chronicle

  • Remarkable.

    New York Magazine

  • Anne C. Heller, in her skillful life of Rand…paints a detailed and engaging portrait of Rand's interior life.

    The New Republic

  • The closest we are likely to get to an objective account of a figure non-admirers would mostly care to ignore. They do so at their peril.

    The New York Observer

  • [An] excellent biography.... A comprehensive study, in novelistic detail, of Rand’s personal life.

    Time

  • Anne C. Heller has given us a great gift: an engaging, important biography of Ayn Rand, a quietly ubiquitous yet little-understood architect of the way we live now.

    Jon Meacham

    Author of American Lion, 2009 Pulitzer Prize for Biography Winner

  • An intriguing look at an important woman. This extensively researched biography reveals Rand's fierce intelligence and forceful will to seduce and influence some of the 20th century's leading decision makers.

    Janet Wallach

    Author of Desert Queen: The Extraordinary Life of Gertrude Bell

  • A thoroughly absorbing account of the passion, ferocity, ambition, and humanity of Ayn Rand-an extraordinary tale, deftly narrated.

    Alexander Waugh

    Author of The House of Wittgenstein: A Family at War

  • The author's research is formidable…and she ably highlights the hues of Rand's dark side(s).

    Kirkus Reviews