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Born on a blue day : inside the extraordinary mind of an autistic savant : a memoir / Daniel Tammet.


  • Book Book
  • ISBN: 1416535071 (hardcover) :
  • ISBN: 9781416535072 (hardcover) :
  • Description: ix, 226 p. : ill. ; 22 cm.
  • Edition: 1st Free Press ed.
  • Publisher: New York, NY : Free Press, 2007.

Available copies

  • 18 copies at NOBLE (All Libraries).

Current holds

0 current holds with 23 total copies.

Library Location Call Number Status Due Date
Beverly Main Adult Nonfiction RC 553 .A88 T36 2007 (Text to phone) Available -
Beverly Main Adult Nonfiction RC 553 .A88 T36 2007 (Text to phone) Available -
Bunker Hill Community College Stacks RC 553 .A88 T36 2007 (Text to phone) Checked out 10/26/2014
Danvers Adult Nonfiction RC 553 A88 T36 2007 (Text to phone) Available -
Endicott College General Collection RC 553 .A88 T36 2007 (Text to phone) Missing -
Lynnfield Adult Nonfiction RC 553 .A88 T36 2007 (Text to phone) Available -
Marblehead Adult Biography BIO TAMMET, DAVID 2007 (Text to phone) Available -
Melrose Biographies (Main Floor) Biography 362.196 Tammet (Text to phone) Available -
Middlesex - Lowell Campus Lower Level RC553.A88 T36 2007 (Text to phone) Checked out 04/08/2015
North Shore - Danvers Campus Stacks RC 553 .A88 T36 2007 (Text to phone) Available -
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Content descriptions

General Note: Originally published: London : Hodder & Stoughton, 2006.
Contents Note: Blue nines and red words -- Early years -- Struck by lightning: epilepsy -- School days -- Odd one out -- Adolescence -- Ticket to Kaunas -- Falling in love -- The gift of tongues -- A very large slice of Pi -- Meeting Kim Pek -- Reykjavik, New York, home.
Summary: A journey into one of the most fascinating minds alive today--guided by its owner. Daniel Tammet sees numbers as shapes, colors, and textures, and he can perform extraordinary calculations in his head. He can learn new languages from scratch, in a week. He has savant syndrome, a rare condition that gives him almost unimaginable mental powers. But in one crucial way Daniel is not at all like the Rain Man: he is virtually unique among autistic people in that he is capable of living an independent life. He is even able to explain what is happening inside his head. Starting from early childhood, when he was incapable of making friends and prone to tantrums, to young adulthood, when he learned how to control himself and to live independently, fell in love, experienced a religious conversion to Christianity, and most recently, emerged as a celebrity.--From publisher description.

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Alternate Title: Inside the extraordinary mind of an autistic savant

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