Sunday, January 13, 2008
Born on a Blue Day: A Memoir of Asperges and an Extraordinary Mind: Daniel Tammet
Born on a Blue Day: A Memoir of Asperges and an Extraordinary Mind
2007, Hodder, London.
Daniel Tammet has asperges and synesthesia. A very rare combination that lets him see numbers and words as colours, shapes and feeling. This is a memoir of an extraordinary life where he travels around Europe and learns new languages easily and recites pi to over 22,000 decimals!
This is an amazing look inside the mind of this man.
I really enjoyed this book - it is written extremely well. I can identify with a lot of the way Daniel thinks and acts (apart from the math!), I find it amazing that he has achieved so much.
Link to journal at bookcrossing