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  • Published: New York : Free Press, 2007.
  • Year Published: 2007
  • Edition: 1st Free Press ed.
  • Description: 226 p.
  • Language: English
  • Format: Book

Reading Level

  • Lexile: 1170

ISBN/Standard Number

  • 1416549013
  • 1416535071 (alk. paper)
  • 9781416535072 (alk. paper)


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Born on a blue day : inside the extraordinary mind of an Autistic Savant : a memoir

by Tammet, Daniel, 1979-

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Call number: 616.898 Ta

Available Copies: Downtown 2nd Floor, West Adult

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Interesting and insightful

An interesting and insightful book. I enjoyed it more as the author moved past his early childhood and into his young adulthood and present, I think because he was more able to describe his own thoughts than tell stories based on others' memories.

But regardless, seeing the world from others' perspective is what we read books for, right? And both in the straightforward writing style and the very clear way that Tammet is able to describe how he sees the world, how he learns, how he interacts (or doesn't) with people (both those he knows well and those who are new to him), what it takes for him to travel to new places, and all the other aspects of living that he describes from the perspective of himself as a man with autism, we are invited to learn of another way. He makes this way accessible. It is fascinating, insightful, and well done

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