Dec 152008

This forthcoming-in-February book of Ayn Rand’s interviews looks like a gem. Here’s the announcement from the Ayn Rand Bookstore:

Objectively Speaking: Ayn Rand Interviewed
Edited by Marlene Podritske and Peter Schwartz

Preorder now for expected delivery in early February

Half a century of print and broadcast interviews of Ayn Rand are included in Objectively Speaking. This collection includes print interviews from the 1930s and 1940s, and edited transcripts of radio and television interviews from the 1950s through 1981. Ayn Rand’s unusual and strikingly original insights on a vast range of topics are captured by prominent interviewers in American broadcasting, such as Johnny Carson, Edwin Newman, Mike Wallace and Louis Rukeyser. A remarkable series of radio interviews over a four-year period at Columbia University are also included. An appendix provides a transcript of a radio program of Leonard Peikoff discussing Ayn Rand’s unique intellectual and literary achievements.

(276 pages)

Softcover: $29.95

Hardcover: $34.95

I was pretty interested in this book when I saw this announcement last week. Then I read an excerpt from it in the latest issue of Impact yesterday. (That’s the newsletter that the Ayn Rand Institute sends to its donors.) In it, Ayn Rand compared the life of Olga, a young woman working in the USSR, with the life of Kitty, a young woman working in the US. It was awesome. Now I can’t wait to read this book!

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