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JoAnne D.


Dallas, TX
Hometown: Dover, NH

Member since:

September 15, 2007


Please tell us about your work, like whether you are in school or college or about your job, career, or business.

Full time employee in the private sector for a mid-size corporation basically boring hte hell out of myself for money. Yeah me~

Please tell us about yourself, like whether you are married or have children.

Single mid-thirties mom with a toddler. She's awesome, I'm just here for the ride

Please tell us about your interests, like what you like to do in your spare time or for relaxation or vacation.

I read or listen to books on tape or CD while I knit, do chores, drive, etc. I drink coffee. I sound boring, yet I'm a socially (sort of) acceptable geek in slacker clothing. the above paragraph was written prior to becoming a mother. Someday I will do those things again. LOL

What is your favorite book by Ayn Rand and why?

Atlas Shrugged. It changed my life.

How did you first learn about Ayn Rand and Objectivism?

About 8 yrs ago my chiropractor told me to read The Virtue of Selfishness. I was going through a personal crisis at the time and had the attention of a knat, so I read Atlas Shrugged (irony great I know). It was YES YES, every page ringing true.


My sister, Sherry, told me about the group before I moved to Texas 5+ yrs ago and I think I danced and clapped gleefully. Mental cartwheels occured. I am not ashamed. I'm not an Objectivist but think Rand was brilliant and spot on with many things.

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