Thursday, March 25, 2010

France's 'Most Read' Books of 2009


France's Express magazine has named my second book "Embracing the Wide Sky" (Embrasser le Ciel Immense) as one of the country's 'most read' books of 2009. On March 16th I attended a ceremony at the Fouquet's restaurant in Paris. A photo of the authors was taken (I'm top right), and yes that is the former President Jacques Chirac in the middle! A very memorable day and a wonderful honour.

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Le magazine L'Express a nommé mon deuxieme livre 'Embrasser le Ciel Immense' l'un des 'plus lus' de l'année 2009. Le 16 Mars j'ai assisté a une ceremonie au Fouquet's a Paris. Je suis en haut a droite sur la photo des auteurs, et oui c'est le Président Chirac au milieu ! Une journée dont je me souviendrai et un grand honneur.

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18 comments:

Anonymous said...

Félicitations, Daniel! Je beaucoup aimé ton premier livre, j'ai hâte de lire le nouveau. Toutefois t'as oublié quelques accents dans la traduction en français!

Nessie said...

Bravo! Vos livres sont fabuleux... On attend le roman avec impatience.
Merci pour tout ce que vous avez apporté sur la compréhension de l'autre et sur le cerveau.
Bonne continuation,
Nessie

james said...

I just got thru reading born on a blue day and it still lingers within me. I was very much impressed with your ability to candidly speak of your weaknesses as well as your strengths. This self awareness and openness impresses me most and shows your true level of self esteem.

I very much look forward to reading your newer material. Daniel the person is as interesting as Daniel the Savant.

Keep up the great work. I respect the way you embrace life's journey.

Majestueux said...

Congrats!

Anonymous said...

Daniel,

Congrats. You should visit Portugal. You have many followers here.

I embrace you with admiration.

Jonh

Otir said...

There will be a raffle drawn by the various sponsors of a km run by a marathon runner in Paris next week that benefits my son's special school, and I chose to offer them "Je suis né un jour bleu" to be drawn.

Anonymous said...

Félicitations !!! J'ai hâte de le lire !!! je t'ai vu dans une émission sur la mémoire (sur France 2) et je te trouve formidable !!!
Encore Bravo !!!
Agnès

Casimira said...

Bravo et Merci..! "Embrasser le ciel immense" est un livre splendide... il y a si peu de livres parlant de l'extraordinaire machine qu'est le cerveau humain...

littlemimo said...

Félicitations pour toute votre réussite ! Je lis et relis vos livres avec beaucoup d'attention et merci pour tout ce que vous partagez avec vos lecteurs dans vos livres.
Je comprends donc pourquoi vous méritez le titre d'un des livres les plus lus en France !
Une étudiante en psychologie à qui vos lectures apportent beaucoup.

Anonymous said...

livre formidable sur la compréhension d'un enfant autiste, sa perception de l'environnement,
il serait très intéressant que ce livre soit lu par les enseignants d'école maternelle et primaire, afin de se faire une idée sur le manque de compréhension de certains enfants, ou leur retard scolaire...
Et comment analyser le comportement de ces enfants...

TheInsaneZenChild said...

I read these things and am forever amazed. It's IS incredible, what your mind is capable of. :')

Brent Anders said...

I watched you on 20/20 last night here in the U.S. It was great, you really are Super Human. Keep up the great work and I am planning on buy your book, it sounds very interesting Mr. Tammet.

Anonymous said...

I just finished reading Born on a Blue Day and found it fascinating. You are an incredible human being in many ways. I have friends who have children with autism and I plan to share your book with them to give them hope for their young children. Your parents were amazing in knowing how to protect, encourage and love you. I pray that your experiences will continue to be of value to the many who have autism. I also pray that God will continue to bless you.
Kathryn

juana said...

Acabo de leer tu libro y me ha encantado. Enhorabuena por todos tus logros.
Juana

Hille Suumann said...

Hallo, Mr.Tammet!
Thank You for "Born On A Blue Day". This is amazing book in many ways. It has made me thinking of social skills, and what these actually are. What for. I have been not very social myself, but I have survived. Now I have daughter, who certainly does not behave as expected. She is 4, she does not talk or play or like things kids of this age usually do. But she is constantly creating words and her thinking and seeing things has always been figurative. Still, she prefers to stay home, if it is possible, she hates crowds
and unexpected events. I worry a lot about her, but Your book has given me a lot of hope. She is of course different from You, but difference is the thing You teach to see as a good thing, opportunity, Way.
I shall wait a little longer, and if there will not be the translation of "Embracing the Wide Sky" in Estonian, I am going to read it in English.
Keep writing!

Anonymous said...

Hola Mr. Tammet! Soy una chica española, me encantaria que vinieses a España a enseñarnos tu don. Te esperamos con los brazos abiertos.

Pilar

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