Born on a Blue Day

Inside the Extraordinary Mind of an Autistic Savant

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Born on a Blue Day is a journey into one of the most fascinating minds alive today -- guided by its owner himself. Daniel Tammet sees numbers as shapes, colors, and textures, and he can perform extraordinary calculations in his head. He can learn to ...Continua
Ha scritto il 31/05/11

This was a very interesting book about Savant Syndrome, synesthesia and autism. I liked Tammet's accounts of learning Icelandic and memorizing the number pi up to over 22,500 digits.

Ha scritto il 01/12/10

his skill and journey overcoming all odds is fascinating but the story itself really rambles quite a bit...

Ha scritto il 03/08/10

Precious first-hand recount of a young man's life with Asperger's. So interesting and so moving.

Bus Reader
Ha scritto il 17/09/09
Born On A Blue Day
I came across this book in the book fair and bought it simply because I got interested in autism after "The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Nighttime". Therefore, when I was reading this book, I had no background information of Daniel Tammet, I ha...Continua
Hold Your Spin
Ha scritto il 03/07/09
"Quite good" with a caveat - it's really not terribly well written. Fascinating, if you're interested in the way people's brains work (or don't), which I am, but there are times when his fascinations (for instance, his invented version of solitaire)...Continua

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