From the April, 2008 issue of Touchstone
Colored by Numbers by Franklin Freeman

Colored by Numbers

Born on a Blue Day: Inside the Extraordinary Mind of an Autistic Savant
by Daniel Tammet
Free Press, 2007
(256 pages, $14.00, paperback)

reviewed by Franklin Freeman

"I was never purposefully impolite,” writes Daniel Tammet in his memoir of life with Asperger’s Syndrome. A high-functioning form of autism, Asperger’s is characterized by a lack of the “social sense” most of us take for granted.

“I did not understand that the purpose of conversation was anything other than to talk about the things that most interested you. I would talk, in very great detail, until I had emptied myself of everything that I wanted to say and felt that I . . .


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