Monday, July 2, 2012

Born on a Blue Day by Daniel Tammet

I never thought I would be riveted to a story about whether an autistic young man could memorize 22,514 numbers of pi for charity. This story of Daniel's life as as a man diagnosed with Asperger's Syndrome enables the reader to understand the inner experiences of being autistic due to his unusual ability to communicate with others, which is often impossible for the autistic person. It is engaging and enlightening, and follows his story as a young boy who was bullied by his peers to someone who can work with the world's leading authorities in understanding the mysteries of the savant.

Leatherby Libraries Call Number: RC553.A88T36 2007,  3rd Floor Science and Technology Library
Review submitted by Jeanne Walker, Counseling Services (SPCS)
Rating: Recommended  

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