BN.com Gift Guide
Customer Reviews for

Born on a Blue Day: Inside the Extraordinary Mind of an Autistic Savant

Be the first to write a review
( 0 )
Rating Distribution

5 Star

(0)

4 Star

(0)

3 Star

(0)

2 Star

(0)

1 Star

(0)

Your Rating:

Your Name: Create a Pen Name or

Barnes & Noble.com Review Rules

Our reader reviews allow you to share your comments on titles you liked, or didn't, with others. By submitting an online review, you are representing to Barnes & Noble.com that all information contained in your review is original and accurate in all respects, and that the submission of such content by you and the posting of such content by Barnes & Noble.com does not and will not violate the rights of any third party. Please follow the rules below to help ensure that your review can be posted.

Reviews by Our Customers Under the Age of 13

We highly value and respect everyone's opinion concerning the titles we offer. However, we cannot allow persons under the age of 13 to have accounts at BN.com or to post customer reviews. Please see our Terms of Use for more details.

What to exclude from your review:

Please do not write about reviews, commentary, or information posted on the product page. If you see any errors in the information on the product page, please send us an email.

Reviews should not contain any of the following:

  • - HTML tags, profanity, obscenities, vulgarities, or comments that defame anyone
  • - Time-sensitive information such as tour dates, signings, lectures, etc.
  • - Single-word reviews. Other people will read your review to discover why you liked or didn't like the title. Be descriptive.
  • - Comments focusing on the author or that may ruin the ending for others
  • - Phone numbers, addresses, URLs
  • - Pricing and availability information or alternative ordering information
  • - Advertisements or commercial solicitation

Reminder:

  • - By submitting a review, you grant to Barnes & Noble.com and its sublicensees the royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable right and license to use the review in accordance with the Barnes & Noble.com Terms of Use.
  • - Barnes & Noble.com reserves the right not to post any review -- particularly those that do not follow the terms and conditions of these Rules. Barnes & Noble.com also reserves the right to remove any review at any time without notice.
  • - See Terms of Use for other conditions and disclaimers.
Search for Products You'd Like to Recommend

Recommend other products that relate to your review. Just search for them below and share!

Create a Pen Name

Your Pen Name is your unique identity on BN.com. It will appear on the reviews you write and other website activities. Your Pen Name cannot be edited, changed or deleted once submitted.

 
Your Pen Name can be any combination of alphanumeric characters (plus - and _), and must be at least two characters long.

Continue Anonymously
Sort by: Showing all of 9 Customer Reviews
Page 1 of 1
  • Anonymous

    Posted January 29, 2008

    Definately one of the best books you will ever read.

    I bought this book after reading a short description in People magazine. My daughter is Autistic. Although she is not as severe as he is, it provided an abundance of insight for me. As I started reading the book I decided to highlight everything that pertained to my daughter, the similarities were incredible. It was a wonder my highlighter didn't dry out. This book is both touching and educational on many levels. A true insight into a mysterious condition that is continuing to plague communities everywhere. Do yourself a favor and buy this book and then please pass it on to everyone you can.

    Was this review helpful? Yes  No   Report this review
  • Anonymous

    Posted June 4, 2007

    A reviewer

    I am still reading this book and enjoying it so much that I wanted to share it with others, and often find that forwarding the B&N book review page to friends gives the best overview. I have to say however that one of the customer reviewers (g.b.lerner, A reviewer, 02/12/2007 'unique view, uninspired writing') is apparently clueless about the nature of autism and how amazing it is that Daniel can write at all, and more so that he can share his mind with us, describing what is happening and how his mind is working. If that reviewer wants 'inspirational writing' he apparently just doesn't 'get it' that this is hugely inspirational for everyone who has ever dealt with a child who is 'different' or who is just interested in the brain and its 'mind.' It's my opinion that any high-brow approach to critiquing this book is totally out of place and unwarranted. I find it refreshing that this author did not use a ghost writer or co-writer or try to fancy up his presentation. It is a memoir, and much better said in the first person than any other when it would then become something else altogether. Congratulations to Daniel and many thanks for sharing himself so openly so that others can learn and benefit from him.

    Was this review helpful? Yes  No   Report this review
  • Anonymous

    Posted February 20, 2007

    ok - wait for paperback

    The author's talking about himself as an infant was not believable -- would have enjoyed it more if that part was written by one of his parents. Also too much discussion of how he sees numbers as colors & shapes and the number pi. Some parts were good others boring. Wait for paperback or check out of the library.

    Was this review helpful? Yes  No   Report this review
  • Anonymous

    Posted March 5, 2007

    Amazing!

    I enjoyed this book - a great read!

    Was this review helpful? Yes  No   Report this review
  • Anonymous

    Posted March 5, 2007

    changing opinions

    It is insipring from the very beginning. I believe that soon the method of thinking will change, starting how to solve cancer problems and many other medical ones as well. There must be another way of thinking that relates as to those different worlds and problems.

    Was this review helpful? Yes  No   Report this review
  • Anonymous

    Posted February 12, 2007

    unique view, uninspired writing

    While the book offers a unique first-person perspective of life through the eyes of an autistic savant, the novelty wears thin through repetition. Especially because the writing is generally lackluster. What could have been fascinating ultimately became ordinary.

    Was this review helpful? Yes  No   Report this review
  • Anonymous

    Posted February 9, 2007

    a better understanding

    I thought the book was excellent to give insight into how a person with a particular problem of thinking and understanding learned how to live in this world.

    Was this review helpful? Yes  No   Report this review
  • Anonymous

    Posted May 17, 2009

    No text was provided for this review.

  • Anonymous

    Posted June 28, 2009

    No text was provided for this review.

Sort by: Showing all of 9 Customer Reviews
Page 1 of 1