Whether you love her, hate her or don’t know who she is, Ayn Rand’s life story is a page-turner in Anne Heller’s 2009 book, AYN RAND and the World She Made. The New York Times reported, “A thoughtful, flesh-and-blood portrait of an extremely complicated and self-contradictory woman . . . plumbing the quirkier depths of Rand’s prodigious imagination.”
Before I read this gripping biography, I knew very little about Ayn Rand personally. I knew she was a great writer and I’ve always admired her ability to shoehorn ideas into the thoughts and speeches of the characters she created in Atlas Shrugged and The Fountainhead. Those two books have also stirred the passions and engaged the minds of millions of readers for over fifty years.