Daniel sees numbers as shapes, colours and textures and can perform Touching as well as fascinating, Born On A Blue Day explores what it’s like to be . Born on a Blue Day. A Memoir of Asperger’s and an Extraordinary Mind. Daniel Tammet First published in Great Britain in by Hodder. Daniel Tammet is the author of “Born on a Blue Day,” about his life with high- functioning autistic savant syndrome. He runs the language-learning site Optimnem.

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If someone had told my parents ten years ago that I would be living completely independently, with a loving relationship and a career, I don’t think they would have believed it and I’m not sure I would have either. I would love to say that it is a brilliant memoir, but to be honest, there were few points where it lived up to the dust jacket’s “triumphant and uplifting” description.

Born on a Blue Day: Inside the Extraordinary Mind of an Autistic Savant, a Memoir

Tammet’s world is one of numbers, counting, language, and other fascinations. It is also a sometimes lonely place. He can also learn to speak a language fluently from scratch in a week.

Had I paid more attention and approached the book with a different bpue of mind, I may have liked it considerably more than I did. My favorite turn of phrase in the whole book which admittedly is fairly artless, but I didn’t mind that was when he compared memorizing pi to running a marathon in his head.


For example, the Finnish word tuli is orange to me and means “fire. A world hidden and secret. So if the first of February bue a fuzzy texture in my mind Thursday for a given year, the thirteenth of March will be a warm color Tuesday. Dec 01, Ms. Exceptional in some areas and pretty normal in others. Return to Book Page. Useful Links Contact Legal. Four is a blue word but a pointy number, at least to me. I fell in love with it and I’m glad I was able to read it.

New Dem caucus chair. He attributes a particular aptitude for proofreading to his ability to focus on details rather than processing holistically.

Despite these mild frustrations, it is clear that Tammet is an amazing young man. It fascinates me how brains of young children operate, but autistic children bring another incredible facet to the table. This book will tell you how I got there.

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Whenever someone describes visiting a beautiful place, I recall my numerical landscapes and how happy they make me feel inside.

Daniel also made a great decision when he got with a group gay guys and got comfortable with them.

I perviously was told the book was a hard read because it was written in a particular way that isn’t quite appealing to fiction readers. I couldn’t do it; few people could. While the text is quite informative into how his mind works and what his life has been like, there were large chunks where I felt disconnected from the text.

To me, his laying out every detail of his infancy and childhood looked like a necessary part of that cooperation. I thought it was admirable that instead of just staying the way he was and writing off his lack of social abilities to his Autism, he genuinely worked very hard at becoming a more social person and developing real relationships with people. I highly recommend going online and watching some of Daniel’s clips. He became so engrossed that he finally just sat himself down on the sidewalk to watch her; people walked around him.


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While There’s a Boy in Here: These are the prime numbers; the building blocks of my numerical world. When something catches Tammet’s attention, it seems that dy else ceases to exist. At some point he decided he wanted to be close to other people, and somehow he learned how.

It is not known for certain what causes someone to have Asperger’s, though it is something you are born with.

Daniel Tammet is an autistic savant whose special talents include lightning-fast calculation including calendrical calculation telling ady what day of the week any given date will fallamazing facility with languages he currently speaks ten, and has even made up his own language and a near-perfect memory for facts and figures he’s the current European record-holder for reciting pi to the greatest number of digits.