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Open Your Eyes Open Your Mind,
This review is from: Born on a Blue Day: A Memoir of Aspergers and an Extraordinary Mind (Hardcover)
The most startling thing which comes through from Daniel Tammets book is not his astonishing savant abilities (which have already been documented elsewhere). It is his generosity of spirit and courage in overcoming his shyness and other problems to propogate his message that difference is not necessarily disabilty. It is particularly touching how his attempts to overcome his problems in travelling and meeting people have resulted in him being able to do more and more - he has in effect "felt the fear and done it anyway". I intend to take up one of his language courses as soon as I can. Heartily recommended!