His mother had worked as a secretarial assistant; his father was employed at a sheet metal factory. Both became full-time parents. Despite early childhood epileptic seizures and atypical behaviour, Tammet received a standard education at local schools. His learning was enriched by an early passion for reading.
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He also writes some of the clearest prose this side of Hemingway; he tells his story with such concentration, precision, and simplicity that his familial poverty, schooling as a "mainstreamed" student, self-realization as gay, and embracing of Christianity prove as enthralling as they are, ultimately, normal.
Tammet describes the beautiful, aching, hallucinatory process of arriving at his answers illuminates the excitement of all cogitation. Transcends the disability-memoir genre. Daniel thinks in patterns of color, shapes, and relationships between numbers, instead of in photo-realistic images. This book is a must-read for anybody who is interested in how the mind works.
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What makes this book remarkable and worth reading is that Daniel is high-functioning and able to live independently, as well as articulating clearly how his mind works. The reader is left with nothing but admiration for this determined individual and his very supportive family and friends. A fascinating read.
Born On A Blue Day
About The Book A journey into one of the most fascinating minds alive today—guided by the owner himself. Bestselling author Daniel Tammet Thinking in Numbers is virtually unique among people who have severe autistic disorders in that he is capable of living a fully independent life and able to explain what is happening inside his head. He sees numbers as shapes, colors, and textures, and he can perform extraordinary calculations in his head. He can learn to speak new languages fluently, from scratch, in a week. In , he memorized and recited more than 22, digits of pi, setting a record. He has savant syndrome, an extremely rare condition that gives him the most unimaginable mental powers, much like those portrayed by Dustin Hoffman in the film Rain Man. Plus, receive recommendations for your next Book Club read.
As a young child, he suffered epileptic seizures , which remitted following medical treatment. He participated twice in the World Memory Championships in London under his birth name, placing 11th in and 4th in They lived in Kent , England, where they had a quiet life at home with their cats, preparing meals from their garden. Tammet is openly gay. Kirkus Reviews stated that the book "transcends the disability memoir genre". For his US book tour, Tammet appeared on several television and radio talk shows and specials, including 60 Minutes and the Late Show with David Letterman. His second book, Embracing the Wide Sky, was published in
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