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NINE MINDS

Inner Lives on the Spectrum

NINE MINDS
Genre:

Biography & Memoirs, Psychology

Author:

Daniel Tammet

Publisher:

Profile Books

Language:

English

AUTHOR BIO:

Daniel Tammet is a writer, linguist and educator. A 2007 poll of 4,000 Britons named him as one of the world's "100 living geniuses". He is the creator of 'Optimnem', a website company that has provided language learning instruction to thousands around the globe. His 2006 memoir 'Born On A Blue Day' describing his life with high-functioning autistic savant syndrome was a Sunday Times (UK) and New York Times bestseller. It has sold over half a million copies worldwide, and been translated into 18...

Pages:

320

Publication:

2024

Rights available:

Danish, Dutch, Estonian, Faroese, Finnish, German, Icelandic, Italian, Latvian, Lithuanian, Norwegian, Swedish

Rights Sold: Hungarian, French, Polish

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DESCRIPTION:

From one of Hollywood's most beloved comedians to a homicide detective, a pioneering surgeon to a bestselling novelist, Nine Minds delves into the unique lived experiences of nine neurodivergent men and women. Each is remarkable in their field and each is challenging how the world sees those on the spectrum.

Exploding the tired stereotypes of autism, Daniel Tammet - an autistic savant himself - reaches across the divides of age, gender, sexuality and nationality to draw out the inner worlds of his subjects. Portraying a range of experiences as richly diverse as the spectrum itself, this illuminating, life-affirming work of narrative nonfiction celebrates the power and beauty of the neurodivergent mind, and the daring freedom with which these people have built their lives.


Nine Minds is a testament to the beauty and infinite variety of autistic imagination, in life as in literature.

REVIEWS:

“But something in the way that Mr. Tammet describes the beautiful, aching, hallucinatory process of arriving at his answers illuminates the excitement of all cogitation” New Yorker "This book is a meeting of minds, in all their vast capacity, passionate commitments, and varied flavours - a profound act of appreciation of the many unexpected gifts of neurodivergence." Emma Donoghue "Beautiful and intimate and mind-expanding. We generally presume that everyone's inner life is like our own;  only rarely do we get to dive deeply into the mind of another, much less nine of them. Tammet gives us this opportunity with his characteristic eloquence, insight and grace." David Eagleman, neurologist and author of Incognito and Livewired "Daniel Tammet's wonderful portraits of autistic p...

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