I wrote in my post #53 above that I'd been re-reading the memoir and would "type in some passages tomorrow," since
[...] I find the circumstances of John Hospers' relationship with her especially poignant and especially revealing in illustrating why she necessarily remained insulated from intelligent critique.
I should know better by now than to say "tomorrow" about a project requiring my sitting at a computer screen for more than a brief while. The spirit might be willing; the flesh has its problems. And tomorrow (the coming tomorrow, not the one I meant) I won't be home. But I do find that memoir poignantly illuminating for a number of reasons, including its relevance to a type of question which has come up several times on this site: What would have happened if someone non-hostile toward her had respectfully but intelligently critiqued Rand?
The memoir's on-line accessability would expedite quoting passages.