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by Gaye Andrews, PhD
Living a Lighter Lifestyle
A guide to successful weight loss and maintenance following gastric bypass surgery.
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Raising a Loving Family

by Virginia Scott, George Doub, and Peggy Runnels
Raising a Loving Family
The creators of the acclaimed Family Wellness program teach parents how to develop general parenting skills that increase communication and trust and lay the foundation for dealing with crucial family issues.
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Ayn Rand’s Fiction

We the Living

(1936): Set in Soviet Russia, this is Ayn Rand’s first and most autobiographical novel. Its theme is: “the individual against the state, the supreme value of a human life and the evil of the totalitarian state that claims the right to sacrifice it.”
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Anthem

(1938): This novelette depicts a world of the future, a society so collectivized that even the word “I” has vanished from the language. Anthem’s theme is: the meaning and glory of man’s ego.
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The Fountainhead

(1943): The story of an innovator — architect Howard Roark — and his battle against a tradition-worshipping society. Its theme: “individualism versus collectivism, not in politics, but in man’s soul; the psychological motivations and the basic premises that produce the character of an individualist or a collectivist.” Ayn Rand presented here for the first time her projection of the ideal man.
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Atlas Shrugged

(1957): Ayn Rand’s complete philosophy, dramatized in the form of a mystery story “not about the murder of a man’s body, but about the murder — and rebirth — of man’s spirit.” The story is set in a near-future U.S.A. whose economy is collapsing due to the inexplicable disappearance of the country’s leading innovators and industrialists — the “Atlases” on whom the world rests. The theme is: “the role of the mind in man’s existence — and, as corollary, the demonstration of a new moral philosophy: the morality of rational self-interest.”
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Ayn Rand’s Other Fiction

Night of January 16th

(1934): A courtroom play in which the verdict depends on the sense-of-life of jurors selected from the audience.
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The Early Ayn Rand

(1984): A collection of stories and plays written by Ayn Rand in the 1920s and 1930s, plus passages cut from The Fountainhead.
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Ayn Rand’s Nonfiction

For the New Intellectual

(1961): A collection of the key philosophical passages from her novels. The 48-page title essay sweeps over the history of thought, showing how ideas control the course of history and how philosophy has served for the most part as an engine of destruction.
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The Virtue of Selfishness

(1964): Ayn Rand’s revolutionary concept of egoism. Essays on the morality of rational selfishness and the political and social implications of such a moral philosophy. Essays include: “The Objectivist Ethics,” “Man’s Rights,” “The Nature of Government,” and “Racism.”
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Capitalism: The Unknown Ideal

(1966): Essays on the theory and history of capitalism demonstrating that it is the only moral economic system, i.e., the only one consistent with individual rights and a free society. Includes: “What is Capitalism?” “The Roots of War,” “Conservatism: An Obituary,” and “The Anatomy of Compromise.”
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Introduction to Objectivist Epistemology

(1967): The Objectivist theory of concepts, with Ayn Rand’s solution to “the problem of universals,” identifying the relationship of abstractions to concretes. Includes an essay by Leonard Peikoff, “The Analytic-Synthetic Dichotomy.” The second edition (1990) includes transcripts of Ayn Rand’s workshops on her theory — containing her answers to questions about her theory raised by philosophers and other academics.
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The Romantic Manifesto

(1969): Ayn Rand’s philosophy of art, with a new analysis of the Romantic school of literature. Essays include: “Philosophy and Sense of Life,” “The Psycho-Epistemology of Art,” and “What is Romanticism?”
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The New Left: The Anti-Industrial Revolution

(1971): Ayn Rand’s answer to environmentalism, “progressive” education, and other contemporary anti-reason movements.
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Philosophy: Who Needs It

(1982): Everybody needs philosophy — that is the theme of this book. It demonstrates that philosophy is essential in each person’s life, and shows how those who do not think philosophically are the helpless victims of ideas they accept passively from others. Essays include “Philosophical Detection,” “Causality Versus Duty,” and “The Metaphysical Versus the Man-Made.”
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The Ayn Rand Lexicon: Objectivism from A to Z

(1986): A mini-encyclopedia of Objectivism, containing the key passages from the writings of Ayn Rand and her associates on 400 topics in philosophy and related fields. Edited by Harry Binswanger.
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The Voice of Reason: Essays in Objectivist Thought

(1989): Philosophy and cultural analysis, including “Who Is the Final Authority in Ethics?” Also “Religion Versus America” by Leonard Peikoff, and “Libertarianism: The Perversion of Liberty” by Peter Schwartz.
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The Ayn Rand Column

(1991): A collection of Ayn Rand’s columns for the Los Angeles Times, and other essays.
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Ayn Rand’s Marginalia

(1995): Notes Ayn Rand made in the margins of the works of more than twenty authors, including Barry Goldwater, C.S. Lewis, and Ludwig von Mises. Edited by Robert Mayhew.
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Letters of Ayn Rand

(1995): This collection of more than 500 letters written by Ayn Rand offers much new information on her life as philosopher, novelist, political activist, and Hollywood screenwriter. Includes letters to fans, friends and family members, celebrities, business leaders, and philosophers. Edited by Michael S. Berliner.
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Journals of Ayn Rand

(1997): An extensive collection of Ayn Rand’s thoughts spanning forty years on literature and philosophy, including notes on her major novels and on the development of the political philosophy of individualism. Edited by David Harriman.
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Ayn Rand: A Sense of Life

(1998): The companion book to the Academy Award nominated documentary of the same name. Contains the full script plus 224 black and white photos and 16 color photos from the movie. By Michael Paxton.
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Works by Leonard Peikoff

The Ominous Parallels

(1982): The Objectivist philosophy of history — through an analysis of the philosophical causes of Nazism, and their parallels in contemporary America.
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Objectivism: The Philosophy of Ayn Rand

(1991): This is the definitive, systematic statement of Ayn Rand’s philosophy, based on Dr. Peikoff’s thirty years of philosophical discussions with her. All of the key principles of Objectivism — from metaphysics to art — are presented in a logical, hierarchical structure.
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