I really enjoyed this biography. Atlas Shrugged has been on my to-read pile for forever. Somehow I got sucked into a biography on the author before reading any of her major works. It tells you something about me, that's for sure. Heller did a really good job with bringing Ayn Rand to life. It was nice to see the person behind the ideas when those ideas influenced America so profoundly. My one dislike was how much she relied on the disaffected Brandens for insights. They seem to have too much to lose when it comes to their memories.