Thursday, November 5, 2009

Book Review - Embracing the Wide Sky: A Tour Across the Horizons of the Mind


Daniel Tammet, author of Embracing the Wide Sky: A Tour Across the Horizons of the Mind, describes his life with high-functioning autistic savant syndrome. Daniel holds an official diagnosis of Asperger's, and many adults with Asperger's who read his biographical Born On A Blue Day describe his ability to relate the world of the Aspie mind to those without Asperger's as groundbreaking.

Tammet's newest book expands on such topics as the neurological basis for creativity, the benefits of meditation and training the brain to experience more happiness. The book is an excellent survey of the diversity and beauty of the minds of people who appear so different. He is a tireless advocate for Aspies, and believes stereotypes such as Rainman do much to confuse and bias the public towards those whose brains work a little (or a lot) differently.

Check out Tammet's blog at http://www.optimnem.co.uk/blog/index.php

2 comments:

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Michelle Cleary said...

Thank you! Excellent information throughout this blog... Looking forward to more articles and as others have suggested... The book.
~~Michelle Cleary, LCSW