Daniel Tammet has been working with scientists to understand the implications ‘You close BORN ON A BLUE DAY with a sense of profound. Born on a Blue Day. A Memoir of Asperger’s and an Extraordinary Mind. Daniel Tammet First published in Great Britain in by Hodder. Born on a Blue Day: Inside the Extraordinary Mind of an Autistic Savant, a Memoir. Daniel Tammet, Author. Free Press $24 (p) ISBN.

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The language ability is also hard to understand, in some ways. As I read this book I think of the little boy I get the privilege of calling my son. Since the advice frequently takes the form of a paragraph awkwardly tacked on at the end of a chapter, I felt like it wasn’t really organically grown from the text. The word “ema”, for instance, translates as “mother”, and “ela” is what a mother creates: The book overall I think is amazing.

Everyone following the race thought that he was winning, and a hero’s welcome awaited him at home in Britain.

Daniel Tammet

Emerging from the Hammet of AutismEmergence: He tells the story of his life from birth to present day time in a matter-of-fact tone that simply tells a story and asks nothing from you the reader.

He didn’t care that they teased him or tried to embarrass him. Born on a Blue Day Thinking in Numbers For example, I am similar to Daniel in that I am very observant and could spend a long time just soaking in sensory details that many other people would overlook. It’s tall, it’s a lanky number, a little bit wobbly”. Running the World Anna Pointer.

Nov 10, Uen rated it it was amazing Recommends it for: He is virtually unique amongst people who have severe autistic disorders in being capable of living a fully independent life.

If he gets stressed or unhappy he closes his eyes and counts. As one of only about 50 people living today with synesthesia and autism, Tammet’s condition is intriguing to researchers; his ability to express himself clearly and with a surprisingly engaging tone given his symptoms makes for an account that will intrigue others as well. He defended George Blake, Christine Keeler, Great Train robber Charlie Wilson, Kempton Bunton the only man successfully to ‘steal’ a picture from the National Galleryart ‘faker’ Tom Keating, and Howard Marks who, in a sensational defence, was acquitted of charges relating to the largest importation of cannabis in British history.


I think “the spectrum” is very extensive and ranges from what we consider is “normal” down to the lowest possible function on the scale. The Best Books of Perhaps norn he is able ady see patterns which I do not see. This is a must read book and one which has stayed with me. He describes memorizing pi as a walk through a dreamscape, with the differently colored hills and valleys corresponding to different stretches of digits.

Besides being able to effortlessly multiply and divide huge sums in his head with the speed and accuracy of a computer, Tammet, the subject of the documentary Brainmanlearned Icelandic in a single week and recited bluee number pi up to the 22,th digit, breaking the European record.

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It’s nearly as interesting for its failings as for its successes. To ask other readers questions about Born on a Blue Damielplease sign up.

The Empathy Problem Gavin Extence. Fortunately, we are spared any graphic details.

Quotes from Born on a Blue Da Born on a Blue Day: He learned to speak Icelandic fluently in a week blrn to a string of other languages he is comfortable in.

Now, for the first time, their untold story will be brought back to life. He suffered epileptic seizures as a young child, which he subsequently outgrew following medical treatment. The Cyber Effect Mary Aiken.

Born On a Blue Day

Having had a few students on the autism spectrum, I tamjet like anything I can read that will help me understand these children is worth my time. He also loves the quiet that envelopes the game room, allowing him to block out distractions. Imagine getting a glimpse inside the mind of someone living with autism. Tammet’s autobiography provides a fascinating glimpse into the inner world of a man who experiences life very differently from the rest of us. Still, how was that really possible?


There is something missing in the emotional connection between the book and the reader. Retrieved 1 October I just want to say how cool it is that he can do what he can do and how he’s been able to learn past all his social awkwardness and progressed so far.

Daniel Tammet bor born in a working-class suburb of London, England, on 31 Januarythe eldest of nine children. But even more extraordinary is what he has done to overcome so many of the social issues that are part of autism. Like Beethoven, deafly but deftly composing the most beautiful music, the efforts of the author to write a memoir boogle the mind.

Born on a Blue Day: Inside the Extraordinary Mind of an Autistic Savant by Daniel Tammet

I don’t downplay the autism aspect though, for anyone who wants to understand better what it’s like to be in the shoes of someone who toils with the challenge of autism, either as an individual or a caretaker, this book really helps break it down very personally and clearly.

Useful Links Contact Legal. I didn’t like this, but one cannot blame the author for this since he is autistic. I can understand how talking to himself when he is stressed gives him strength and security. The content of the book was very good. He has learned to enjoy their company. Exciting, twisty and very very timely.

Baron-Cohen, Bor and Billington investigated whether Danie, synaesthesia and Asperger syndrome explained his savant memory abilities in a further study published in Neurocase in He has written a book that is mature and sensitive way beyond his years. I suppose what we are missing kn

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