Number as Colors and Shapes

Colors and shapes, that’s how autistic savant Daniel Tammet think of numbers in his mind. I’ve just finished reading his book, Born on a Blue Day, and am in awe of his life and all that he has accomplished.

Born on a Blue Day: A Memoir
by Daniel Tammet
This is one of the best books I’ve read in the past year. Daniel shares his life with the audience in complete openness and truthfulness. Listening (when I read, I actually hear it in my head) to his stories during childhood and all the obstacles he’s overcome, in spite of his autistic condition, is moving and motivational.

3 Responses to “Number as Colors and Shapes”

  1. 1 bookbabie February 28, 2007 at 11:25 pm

    I’ve been wanting to read Born on a Blue Day, think I’ll pick it up next time I’m at the bookstore!

  2. 2 mcewen February 28, 2007 at 11:47 pm

    My copy just arrived from Amazon, so I’ll hopefully get started tonight.

  3. 3 vukini July 12, 2009 at 4:52 pm


    I just read his latest book, Embracing the Wide Sky… amazing guy!

    here’s my comment on it:

    happy reading…


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