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Born on a Blue Day is a journey into one of the most fascinating minds alive today — guided by the owner himself. Daniel Tammet is virtually unique among people who have severe autistic disorders in that he is capable of living a fully independent life and able to explain what is happening inside his head.

He sees numbers as shapes, colors, and textures, and he can perform extraordinary calculations in his head. He can learn to speak new languages fluently, from scratch, in a week. In 2004, he memorized and recited more than 22,000 digits of pi, setting a record. He has savant syndrome, an extremely rare condition that gives him the most unimaginable mental powers, much like those portrayed by Dustin Hoffman in the film Rain Man.

Fascinating and inspiring, Born on a Blue Day explores what it' s like to be special and gives us an insight into what makes us all human — our minds.

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Kacey, November 9, 2014 (view all comments by Kacey)
Another spectacular insight on what it's like to have Aspergers, straight from the horses mouth. Working in K-12 education, I really appreciated Daniel Tammet's comments on his childhood: from the struggles of his parents to his odd collecting phase. The latter half of the book detailed the numerous jaw-dropping feats he has been able to accomplish, and how he managed to do it. Truly amazing. I definitely recommend this book. It's a fascinating look into a truly extraordinary mind!
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ISBN:
9780340899755
Author:
Tammet, Daniel
Publisher:
Hodder & Stoughton
Subject:
Biography - General
Publication Date:
20090131
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English

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