'Admirably modest but affecting autobiography by a man blessed with incredible mental gifts but struggling with Asperger's'
'Full of charm and fascination . . . a veritable verbal treasure house.'
[Tammet] shows us that language is a far more ornately feathered fowl than casual consideration can conceive . . . there are many moments of delightful and surprising luminescence
Praise for Born on a Blue Day: 'A memoir of outstanding lucidity and charm'
Praise for Embracing the Wide Sky: 'Entertaining and informative about an impressive range of subjects . . . fun and inspirational'
'Like Oliver Sacks' compendium of rare neurological anomalies, Tammet's intriguing cases of linguistic idiosyncrasies expand our notions on what it means to be human . . . Most fascinating is Tammet's own astonishing linguistic mind, in which a single word evokes fully textured experiences - an innate ability that would dazzle any storyteller in love with words and their deepest meanings.'
'Packed with his clear summaries of fascinating experiments . . . Recent debate has bumped up this book from delightful to vital'