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My Years with Ayn Rand

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  • Full Title: Judgment Day: My Years with Ayn Rand (original edition); My Years with Ayn Rand (revised edition) [Note: Some secondary sources indicate a subtitle of "The Truth Behind the Myth" for the revised edition. No such subtitle is present on the title pages of any copies of the book observed by the ORC.]
  • Author(s): Nathaniel Branden
  • Year Published: 1989 (original edition), 1998 (revised edition)
  • Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Company (hardcover original edition); Avon Books (paperback original edition); Jossey-Bass Publishers (revised edition)
  • Publication Type: Commercial
  • ISBN-10: 0-395-46107-3 (hardcover original edition), 0-380-71127-3 (paperback original edition), 0-7879-4513-7 (paperback revised edition)
  • ISBN-13: 978-0-395-46107-5 (hardcover original edition), 978-0-380-71127-7 (paperback original edition), 978-0-7879-4513-8 (paperback revised edition)
  • Description: These are Branden's personal memoirs rather than a biography of Rand. The book also discusses his life before and after Rand, including his youth in Canada and his second and third marriages. The revised edition puts a softer edge on some of Branden's lingering resentments from the 18 years he was associated with Rand, and omits some of the more salacious details about the sexual affair he had with her.


This book (in either edition) does not have titles for the chapters, just numbers. It is divided into three "Parts," which cover Branden's life up to the beginning of his romance with Rand, from the start of the romance to when he meets Patrecia Gullison, and from his first meeting with Gullison onward.

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Additional keywords: Ann Rand, Anne Rand, Ayn Rad, Ayn Ran, Any Rand, Nathaniel Brandon, Judgement Day

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