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Born on a Blue Day by Daniel Tammet
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Jun 11, 08

bookshelves: memoirs
Recommended to Annie by: Kim

My sister Kim recommended this book to me and I am very glad she did. It concerns an interesting topic,austism. Daniel is an austic savant and in this book he tells his life story and the way he experiences the world. For an austic person (he is obviously on the high-functioning scale) to clearly articulate his feelings and his life is relatively rare. His mind is very unique and this book gives readers an understanding of the differences between "normal" and autistic. He recounts from an early age identifying with numbers and has an incredible ability to do mathmatical operations very easily. However, Daniel lacks empathy, social skills, or the desire to connect with other people. The entire memoir is completely fascinating as Daniel takes the reader through the different phases of his life. I enjoyed getting to know him through the pages. He is an incredible man.
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