“BORN ON A BLUE DAY”

I want to talk today about one of my favorite non-fiction books of all time. The book is called Born on A Blue Day by Daniel Tammet. The book is written by an Autistic savant who sees everyday things in colors and numbers. He is very smart and has an obsessive routine. He likes things a certain way. I am the same way. Not necessarily a savant, but I, too, like a certain order in my life…more routine. Granted, my “routine” and “order” results in my room looking like a warzone, but that’s kind of the way I like it. I know where shit is. I know where everything is in my room, and when my mom or anyone else, moves my stuff, I get pissed and can’t find anything. And I know Mr. Tammet and I aren’t the only people on the Spectrum who are like this. My girlfriend is like that, too and is vocal about it.

But I absolutely adore this book. I can relate so much to what Daniel has to say in the book. If you want any insight into what an Autistic brain is and how it functions, read this book. I am a huge fan of this book and hope to be the American equivalent of Daniel Tammet with my blog. Who knows? Maybe one day my blog and incessant rantings on random things will be published into a personalized journal and diaries. Mr. Tammet, I salute you.

As usual, write in and let me know what you think of this book if you have read it. Thanks!

 

-Tom

Author: AuTom Spectrum Blog

I have Autism and am a self-advocate and public speaker. On the side I do stand-up comedy. I live in Baltimore County and have an AMAZING girlfriend

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