One advertisement for the L.A. Times states, "People who know what's important, and write it that way." Well, will someone please tell Carolyn See that before she tries to write about anything important, she had better learn first how to write what is. Did she just lose her glasses while reading Barbara Branden's biography, "The Passion of Ayn Rand," or is she just a pitiful thinker? In her review of the book, she skewers the facts, and gets right down to plain irrationality.
First, the facts. See says that Rand had a "strong attachment for certain kinds of trashy fiction," idolized Gary Cooper while she was in Russia, led an emotionally unstable life with her closest friends for nearly 20 years, had no sense of humor, "demanded" time to have an affair, tried to psychologize Nathaniel Branden into sleeping with her again, and had the "incessant American urge to form any kind of utopia."