Born on a Blue Day: Inside the Extraordinary Mind of an Autistic Savant - Chapter One, Blue Nines and Red Words Summary & Analysis

Daniel Tammet
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Chapter One, Blue Nines and Red Words Summary and Analysis

Daniel Tammet is a savant. He is a high functioning autistic with Asperger's syndrome and has an extraordinary mind, especially for numbers. Daniel tells the story of his life from the time of his birth until the present day. His tale is certainly amazing given the potential obstacles that he faced and his own personal frustrations with socialization and disruptions to established routines. Born on a Blue Day tells the story of a man who seems to ignore the stigma attached to his disability and pursues a life that is both profitable and perfectly comfortable for himself.

Chapter one begins with the author's account of his birth and his extraordinary condition. Daniel was born in England in the late seventies with a rare condition known as savant syndrome. Because...

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