Nathaniel Branden has recently revised his biography of philosopher- novelist, Ayn Rand. While not explicitly extropic, Rand's books and overall perspective of life have been a major influence on many extropians. Though the essence of her philosophy espoused rational thought and the application of moral reason in all areas of one's life, Branden subtly shows that her own life had many areas of irrationality, paranoia and contradictory ethics. Though it does nothing to dampen the objective reality of her own philosophy, _My Years With Ayn Rand_ is definitely an eye-opener into the way Rand truly lived her life. Well worth reading.