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Born on A Blue Day

Inside the Extraordinary Mind of An Autistic Savant : A Memoir
Tammet, Daniel (Book - 2007 )
Average Rating: 4 stars out of 5.
Born on A Blue Day
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Both intelligent and accessible, this collection pulls readers into the heart of Turkish culture, politics, and history through multifarious narrative frameworks. The testimonials, memories, and confessions that weave through the pages not only birth a new concept of Turkish life from previously unsung voices, but also tell universal truths about living to which anyone can relate--regardless of background, language, or creed. Providing an enriched experience and taste of modern urban Turkey, these short stories paint Istanbul with many colors, shades, and tones with a luxury that cannot always be afforded by the novel.
Authors: Tammet, Daniel, 1979-
Title: Born on a blue day
inside the extraordinary mind of an autistic savant : a memoir
Publisher: New York : Free Press, 2007
Edition: 1st Free Press ed
Characteristics: ix, 226 p. :,ill. ;,22 cm
Statement of Responsibility: Daniel Tammet
Notes: Originally published: London : Hodder & Stoughton, 2006
ISBN: 9781416535072
1416535071
Branch Call Number: B-Ta152b 2007
Subject Headings: Savants (Savant syndrome) England Biography Autistic people England Biography Tammet, Daniel, 1979- Mental health
Topical Term: Savants (Savant syndrome)
Autistic people
LCCN: 2006041331
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An autistic savant with genius-level mathematical talents describes how he was shunned by his classmates in spite of his super-human capacity for math and language and offers insight into how he experiences the world.

Born on a Blue Day is a triumphant and uplifting story, starting from early childhood, when Daniel was incapable of making friends and prone to tantrums, to young adulthood, when he learned how to control himself and to live independently, fell in love, experienced a religious conversion to Chris... Read More »


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Wrong book described!!!!

Reading this story gave me a great deal of admiration for the parents and teachers of this boy, and how he was able to grow as an independent person with a satisfying and extraordinary life. Very moving.

Dec 07, 2010
  • lightbytheway rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

Memoir of an autistic boy that is a has really proidigious mind!

Jun 12, 2010
  • melissapowl rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

I was absolutely fascinated by the book. It is indeed a rare glimpse inside the mind of a prodigious savant. I still cannot wrap my mind around someone learning pi to that many decimal points and describing the way he does it by visualizing landscapes. It is a privilege that Daniel is able to give us this chance to see how his mind works and what challenges it has meant for him and for his family. It was also inspiring to learn that he has found love and a satisfying career.

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May 01, 2009
  • melissapowl rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

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