I am a devoted fan of the novel Atlas Shrugged, by Ayn Rand.  It crystallizes my personal philosophies in a way that no other work ever has.  Apparently, I’m not alone:

A poll conducted by the Library of Congress and the Book of the Month Club asked what book has most affected reader’s personal lives. Atlas Shrugged placed second only to the Bible.

via A Tale of Two Novels: Ayn Rand’s Atlas Shrugged vs James Joyce’s Ulysses  (Harry Binswanger — Capitalism Magazine)

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