Thinking in Numbers
Reviving a lost literary art, Tammet presents twenty-five familiar essays--each one a gem. He offers warm and wise personal observations about being human and points out curious mathematical aspects of life (usually of surprising simplicity and elegance.) The author comes armed with the knowledge of ten languages and the ability to recite pi from memory to beyond 22,000 places. Note: If this book sounds interesting, consider also The Housekeeper and the Professor by Yoko Ogawa.