A fascinating and touching memoir from real-life Rain Man, Daniel Tammet, who has the extremely rare condition Savant Syndrome
Daniel Tammet has been working with scientists to understand the implications of his condition for neuroscience and our understanding of consciousness. He also runs a web-based diagnostic site for people with autism and lives in Kent with his partner.
'A memoir of outstanding lucidity and charm' -- The Sunday Times 'You close BORN ON A BLUE DAY with a sense of profound admiration' -- The Daily Mail 'Acharmingly precise, tenderly honest account' -- The Daily Express 'Remarkable' -- Independent on Sunday 20060723 'Admirably modest but affecting autobiography by a man blessed with incredible mental gifts but struggling with Asperger's' -- The Sunday Times - top choice of books 'you really must read' 20060723 'So elegantly written... he tells his story dead straight' -- Daily Telegraph 20060710 'In BORN ON A BLUE DAY, both his difficulties and his awakening consciousnessof himself and others are charted. The miracle is that he wrote it himself. It has a strange, quiet beauty' -- Scotland on Sunday 20060716 'Tammet's writing is eloquent and moving but always uncomplicated. And he succeeds in stripping away much of the misunderstanding and confusion that surrounds the unusual way autistic savants view the world' -- Radio Times 20060716