“Looking for Mr. Write in Homestead... or Key West!”
Eyes – Hazel
Body – Thin, Medium Height
Style – Natural
Seeking a man, 48 to 99
by Ayn Rand
“"The truth shall set you free." I remember thinking this after reading Atlas Shrugged. "No matter how many millions of people may believe something, I don't have to believe it anymore if it runs contrary to my reason and perceptions."
Since reading this book, I have always had the confidence that I have the means to cope with reality and the world.
Then, I had to deal with the fact that Rand became a cult figure, and did many irrational or contradictory things. It took me a while to sort it all out, but I think I have discovered Rand's Fatal Flaw. I got the information I needed from a little bird: a chicken!”
Sep 8, 2010, 12:06 AM
Artemis, a 69-year-old woman in Homestead
“Interesting information! Thanks!
When I visited Russia, in 1992, I brought back a music tape that I liked. The artist's name was simply, "Rosenbaum." Written in cyrillic exactly like Rand's original name. I wonder if he is a relative? Good musician!”
Sep 7, 2010, 10:15 PM
CailinMaire, a 55-year-old woman in Monterey
“Check out this story...I like it better :-) It's "prettier" anyway. I love old fonts.
Aug 24, 2010, 2:47 PM
Textophile, a 66-year-old man in Toronto
“I think that Ayn Rand over reacted to the privations and persecutions endured by her family during the Bolshevik Revolution in Russia. She was very attracted by American capitalism and Hollywood in particular. Yet this combination lead to her enduring popularity. Her books have sold over 25 million copies. Something in them resonates deeply with readers if not critics and academics.
It touches me that while emigrating to the US she took the surname Rand - the second half of the brand name of her typewriter.”