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In his luminous memoir Born on a Blue Day, Daniel Tammet shared his experiences growing up as an autistic savant. In Thinking in Numbers, he moves from his personal story to present what Billy Collins calls "a engrossing blend of autobiography, mathematical theory, and 'what if' speculations." Whether he's writing about snowflakes, his unpredictable mother, or links between Abraham Lincoln and Euclid, Tammet holds our attention and entices us to take our own imaginative leaps. Of this book, one British reviewer enthused, "As fluid with words as with numbers, his essays are artfully constructed intriguing openings to entice us, interesting snippets of history, accessible but unpatronizing tones, neat endings. Editor's recommendation.