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Daniel Tammet
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Compare and contrast Daniel Tammet's mathematical abilities with those of John Nash, the subject of the film, A Beautiful Mind.

At the very end of the book, Daniel mentions his Christian faith. Why do you think he waits so long to mention religion and why does he comment on it at all?

Even though the entire book is based on Daniel's syndrome and his limitations, do you view him as "disabled" or "handicapped" after finishing his story?

Daniel lives in England. Do you see any advantages or disadvantages to his geographical location that may have affected his personal/professional growth? Would he have different treatment if born in America or Lithuania versus England?

Daniel met Kim Peek, the basis for Dustin Hoffman's character in Rainman. How does Hollywood marginalize the emotional capacity of people with Autism?

Daniel accomplishes a great deal despite his preference...

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