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 . Daniel Tammet has been working with scientists to understand the implications ‘You close BORN ON A BLUE DAY with a sense of profound. To ask other readers questions about Born on a Blue Day, please sign up. .. If you have read BORN ON A BLUE DAY by Daniel Tammet, chances are you.

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But now, I’m positively obsessed with learning every little detail about his life. Unfortunately, he also has Asperger’s, so instead of serving up a boldly self-satirizing confessional, he subjects us to a robotic catalogue of chronologically ordered facts about his life, wholly devoid of emotional connection, thematic unity, narrative tension, and moral value.

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

I see each prime as a smooth-textured shape, distinct from composite numbers non-primes that are grittier and less distinctive. The authors of the study speculated that his savant memory could be a result of synaesthesia combined with Asperger syndromeor it could be the result of mnemonic strategies.

His 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.

He set the European record for reciting pi from memory to 22, digits in five hours and nine minutes on 14 March Not all words fit the initial-letter pattern: Anyone who is familiar with the inflection or lack thereof of an Autistic person will instantly feel at ease with Tammet’s voice.


His fascination with numbers I found fascinating; learning how his mental differences impacted his life as he grew was heart-warming while still tinged with both tragedy and comedy in abundance. Five is a clap of thunder bor the sound of waves crashing against rocks. End of Watch Stephen King.

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Our Authors See all Authors. The author of this autobiography is a danuel, Christian, epileptic, synesthete with a photographic memory. Want to Read saving…. This is really an amazing guy, with extraordinary skills and a good heart. I read it in about 4 hours even with some intentional back tracking to be sure I understood the implications of his unique view of world.

But they are remarkable events just the same.

Parents or siblings of someone with Aspergers. Instead, most of the book is a slow slog through a detail rich account of some rather mundane experiences. Lists with This Book. With reports that their marriage was crumbling before the world’s eyes on their joint tour, On The Run, it pieces together the split rumours that plagued them at every turn and documents exactly how they coped with such intense public scrutiny.

The New York Times. I get anxious if I can’t drink my cups of tea at the same time each day. Autobiographies are often less than compelling, but this one is unusual.

According to a study by the U. Individuals with Asperger’s sybdrome cannot function well socially. Sam Pivnik’s life story is a classic testimony of Holocaust survival.

Daniel Tammet

When I count, the numbers form pictures and patterns in my mind that are consistent and reassuring to me. And if there’s one thing women are entitled to, it’s having a bloody dwy moan about things big and small – so here goes. After high school he spent a year teaching English in Lithuania.


At the end of the book, Tammet blud the lives of his parents and brothers and sisters, because they have become important to him. He also has a compulsive need for order and routine. Born on a Blue Day received international media attention and critical praise. The plot thickened, when due to a complicated fusion of hormones, horrible family dynamics and a no-good boyfriend they hated, Jo ended up leaving home at Through exclusive access to this material – as well as fascinating new research from other sources – Simon Pearson, Chief Night Editor of The Times, has now written the first biography of this iconic figure.

Born On a Blue Day

OK, here is another one – how did he manage to go off to Lithuania by himself? Like Beethoven, deafly but deftly composing the most beautiful music, the efforts of the author to write a memoir boogle the mind. There is the emotional response to the mere sound of a word, before cognizance of definition the roots of onomatopoeia. I find it interesting how he can describe his mathematical abilities so clearly.

That, to me, seems like quite a joy. Kirkus Reviews stated that the book “transcends the disability memoir genre”. What a gift we have! Kim Jong Un reaffirms commitment to denuclearization in letter to South Korea. Like Hoffman’s character, Raymond Babbitt, I have an almost obsessive need for order and routine which affects virtually every aspect of my life.