I loved this book. Daniel's life experience is inspiring and fascinating. Amazing to me that someone who as a child was completely unhinged by a change in the route walked to preschool could travel alone to work in a foreign country as an adult. Great glimpse of pure determination.
Understanding very well that this is written by an Autistic man, in the style in which he thinks, it was so dry, and yes dare I say, boring FOR ME in the first half, that I almost gave it up. I know the intricate details of numbers being represented by colors and landscapes is the way he thinks and sees, but to go on and on and on explaining them, loses one. The day to day living was there, but as he did in real life, he glossed over the details. They just weren't that important to him, but they are to the reader. Yes, we could see the sadness of how he was treated by his classmates, and even teachers at times, but he told these things without emotion, so it was hard to feel emotions for him. (Hard, but not impossible.) He did manage to get across quite well, his family's love for him, their absolute support. That was wonderful. And so was the telling of his finding a personal love relationship. Yes, the book is worth reading, but it wasn't a page turner, or even all that enjoyable.
this powerful book written by the British Daniel Tamment traces his life from childhood till today. he is unique in that he is an autisic savant with Asperger's syndrome.He also has synesthesia which is extremely rare.
His openness and candor are amazing. we are fortunate that he is able to tell us how his mind works.
this books allows the reader to "see" inside the author's mind and how it thinks. a little more deft than Dr.Grandin at writing, it is a top rated book!
Fascinating story written by a young man with Asperger's Syndrome. It can be a bit dry in places, but getting a glimpse into the mind of someone who has his challenges and gifts can be fascinating. As a mom to an AS son (though not savant), it was really interesting to see an adult write about his experiences growing up. I highly recommend this.
Everyone should read this book. Autism has become an epidemic and no matter what your age or occupation you will likely meet someone or know someone well with the disorder.
The author does a wonderful job of describing what it is like to be on the spectrum.