Barbara Branden on the 50th Anniversary of Atlas Shrugged
Barbara Branden is a writer and lecturer. She is known for her personal friendship (and subsequent break) with Ayn Rand, and is the author of The Passion of Ayn Rand (1986).
In this video, Branden speaks at the Cato Institute in 2007 as part of the celebrations surrounding the 50th anniversary of the release of Atlas Shrugged. She recounts Ayn Rand’s reaction the first time Rand saw the book for sale in a New York bookstore in 1957.