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Submitted by dave on Sat, 01/10/2009 - 12:20pm

Here are two books I just started reading.


Born On A Blue Day: Inside the Extraordinary Mind of an Autistic Savant

Embracing the Wide Sky

Here is the author's blog:

Many people learnt of Daniel Tammet for the first time through the award-winning documentary 'Brainman' (titled 'The Boy With The Incredible Brain' in the UK and US). Filmed in 2004, it shows Daniel reciting the famous mathematical constant Pi from memory to 22,514 digits - a European record - before travelling to the United States to be studied by brain scientists in California, beat the house at blackjack in Las Vegas and meet the original 'Rain Man' Kim Peek in Salt Lake City. Daniel is also given the challenge to learn a new language - Icelandic - from scratch in just seven days, before an interview in Reykjavik entirely in the home language.

The documentary won a Royal Television Society award in December 2005 and was nominated for a BAFTA in 2006. It has sold in more than 40 countries worldwide.

Here's a link to a New York Times article on Daniel:

This YouTube video is how I first became aware of Daniel: . I highly recommend taking 5 minutes to watch it.


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(This is an alternate link for the video from the author's blog:

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