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Individuals with Asperger’s sybdrome cannot function well socially.

What is particularly unusual about this man is that he has learned to handle his “abnormalitie Most of us have some vague idea of what it means to be autistic, or diagnosed with Asperger’s syndrome. Long gorn short, I consider this tagline disingenuous on the part of the publisher. But I found myself wondering how much was actually written by the author. Surprisingly unremarkable and uninspiring. Daniel Trammet is awesome.

Born On a Blue Day

One time he was fascinated with the tactile sensation of chestnuts and collected so many, his parents were afraid the floor would give way and demanded he keep his collection in the yard. On the other hand, if the numbers don’t match my experience of them — if, for example, a shop sign’s price has “99 pence” in red tammmet green instead of blue — then I find that uncomfortable and irritating.

Food aid stolen as Yemen starves. In this masterpiece of investigative journalism, Nicholas Tomalin and Ron Hall reconstruct one of the greatest hoaxes of our time. Tammet’s world is one of numbers, counting, language, and other fascinations.


I remember as a young child, during one of my frequent trips to the local library, spending hours looking at book after book trying in vain to find one that had my name on it.

Ironically, it was easier for me to relate to this character than many other “normal” characters I read about. My younger brother Steven has recently been diagnosed with the same form of high-functioning autism that I have. My sister read was reading this book at the same time I did and loved it.

Excerpt: “Born on a Blue Day,” by Daniel Tammet

Chapters, I think, 5 thru 6 were narrating Daniel’s gradual independence. You will think about this book for a long time after closing it.

Danidl synesthesia, or “linked-sensorial” thinking allows his mental gymnastics with numbers, which is impressive, but equally impressive is his linguistic abilities, as he has fluency in at least ten languages including Icelandic dialect which does not have its roots in latin or Greek as most Eurpean languages do.

Daniel Tammet is unusual, and that’s the reason primarily, but also his journey thru life and the way he’s adapted while bearing the weight of autism and it’s ant-social inclinations is quite stirring.

It has a strange, quiet beauty’ — Scotland on Sunday.

Excerpt: “Born on a Blue Day,” by Daniel Tammet – ABC News

Grant recounts these trials in limpid prose which clarifies obscurities. One of the world’s fifty living autistic savants is the first and only to tell his compelling and inspiring life story – and explain how his incredible mind works. For as long as I can remember, I have experienced numbers in the visual, synesthetic way that I do.


Archived from the original on 20 January One of his most treasured experiences is tqmmet Kim Peek, the inspiration for the Rainman character in tzmmet film.

I find it interesting dabiel he can describe his mathematical abilities so clearly. Tammet tells a story of seeing a lady bug on a bush when he is walking home from the bus. Archived from the original on 23 September He then became the subject of a documentary, “Brainman” a take off on the title of the movie “Rain Man”which brought him minor celebrity, and an appearance on David Letterman.

He also describes the number as “a handsome number. He once memorized over 20, digits of “pi” and recited them in public; you almost want to cheer as he describes that accomplishment in dwniel.

He became so engrossed that he finally just sat himself down on the sidewalk to watch her; people walked around him. End of Watch Stephen King.

Daniel Tammet – Wikipedia

Very little was known about Bushell untilwhen his family donated his private papers – a treasure trove of letters, photographs glue diaries – to the Imperial War Museum. Reactions to Arthur’s story: There is a certain detached air to Tammet’s prose, but his writing is extremely lucid and I found his unique perspective on the world both engaging and inspiring.

Tammet’s interests are varied. Then move to 3 bon cross out every third number: