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My Years with Ayn Rand


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Author's Note Dedication Introduction Part One Chapter 1 Chapter 2 Chapter 3 Chapter 4 Chapter 5 Chapter 6 Chapter 7 Part Two Chapter 8 Chapter 9 Chapter 10 Chapter 11 Chapter 13 Part Three Chapter 13 Chapter 14 Chapter 15 Chapter 16 Chapter 17 Epilogue The Author Index

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NATHANIEL BRANDEN With a Ph.D. in psychology and a background in philosophy, Nathaniel Branden is a practicing psychotherapist in Los Angeles and a corporate consultant. Branden is the best-selling author of The Six Pillars of Self-Esteem, Self-Esteem in the Workplace, and A Woman's Self-Esteem.


"Dr. Branden's account of his complex relationship with theliterary great . . . allows us a fascinating glimpse into thepassions of their lives--intellectual and personal. . . . [It is]not only a memoir of a mythic woman . . . but a chronicle of astirring intellectual commitment to a political morality thatindivudally could only fail." (NAPRA ReView) "What a story! It's heroic, romantic, deadly, horrifying,tender-and I couldn't put it down." (George Leonard, author of TheTransformation and Education and Education and Ecstasy) "Relentlessly revealing. . . the myth of Ayn Rand gives way to afull-sized portrait in contrasting colors, appealing and appalling,potent and paradoxical. . . . it takes a special kind of nerve towrite such a book." (Norman Cousins, author of Head First and TheHealing Heart) "Non-stop theater. All the ingredients are there: conflict,colorful characters, suspense, and a Greek inevitability of tragedyborn of hubris. There's a nexus of sex nearly dizzying in itspermutations." (Dale Wasserman, playwright and screenwriter, Man ofLa Mancha and One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest) "Branden plots his relationship with Rand from a psychologicalvantage point, with devastatingly articulate results. . . . Afascinating portrait of Rand and her disciples." (KirkusReviews) "Do you know my greatest reward for 'The Fountainhead?' You." (AynRand to Nathaniel Branden)

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