Daniel Tammet is considered by many to be the most intelligent living human being, but why? In this fascinating book, Tammet examines the very nature of intelligence and how our social values determine what we consider to be intelligence. Tammet has Asperger's Syndrome and is a mathematical savant, but he is quick to debunk the notion that he is so different from anyone else. He explains clearly how his thinking processes and perceptions differ from typical thinkers. Tammet has had to make conscious choices to adapt his thinking to be able to interact socially and he asserts that typical people have every potential to adapt to think more "savant-like" for things like memory, math, physics and improved awareness. Throughout the book there are interesting and fun mind puzzles and games to test and improve one's mental acuity. Tammet gives some hints on how to improve memory by thinking more like he does. He also discusses many different types of intelligence tests, showing how most of them completely neglect intuition, wisdom and adaptability and are culturally biased. Embracing the Wide Sky is a very pleasant read. Daniel Tammet is a poet, mathematical savant and a fairly witty guy for a super-genius.