Born on A Blue Day

Born on A Blue Day

A Memoir of Asperger's and An Extraordinary Mind

Book - 2007
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'I was born on 31 January 1979 - a Wednesday. I know it was a Wednesday, becasue the date is blue in my mind and Wednesdays are always blue, like the number nine or the sound of loud voices arguing.'

Like the character Hoffman portrayed, he can perform extraordinary maths in his head, sees numbers as shapes, colours, textures and motions, and can learn to speak a language fluently from scratch in three days. He also has a compulsive need for order and routine. He eats exactly 45 grams of porridge for breakfast and cannot leave the house without counting the number of items of clothing he's wearing. If he gets stressed or unhappy he closes his eyes and counts.

But in some ways Daniel is not all like the Rain Man. He is virtually unique amongst people who have severe autisitic disorders in being capable of living a fully-functioning, independent life. It is this incredible self-awareness and ability to communicate what it feels like to live in a totally extraordinary way that makes BORN ON A BLUE DAY so powerful.
Publisher: London : Hodder & Stoughton, 2007, c2006
ISBN: 9780340899755
0340899751
Branch Call Number: 362.196858820092 Tamme 3558
Characteristics: xiv, 284 p. :,ill

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596DPX
Oct 07, 2017

I thoroughly enjoyed this peak into an extraordinary mind. Mr Tammet explains how words and numbers appear in his mind as colours, shapes and landscapes. i found his accounting fascinating, illuminating and an easy, enjoyable read.

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olgalivshin
Mar 04, 2011

Borrowed Jan, 21, 2009

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LucieTLeBlanc
Oct 14, 2010

Tatiana recomendation

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