I enjoyed this 7-min video by Liberty Pen today. You see grown men who share the same childhood memory with the same heavy nostalgia: when they read Atlas Shrugged.
Every person I've met who has read Atlas Shrugged says the same thing: how old they were when they first read the book. And if you read the book out in public, say at a Starbucks, people will come up to you and ask how you like it. And yes, they will tell you how old they were when they read it.
Atlas Shrugged is the best book I have ever read. It was sad to turn each page in the 1100-page book knowing that it would eventually come to an end.
I came to Atlas Shrugged, and Ayn Rand's other work, in my late 40's. I can't imagine life had I not read it, and I regret having read it so late.
Atlas Shrugged and a couple of her other books are listed in the Ushanka Library at the left.