As someone who read the World Book Encyclopedia for fun as a kid, I find the topic of the book The Know-It-All: One Man’s Humble Quest to Become the Smartest Person in the World intriguing. It’s Esquire editor A.J. Jacobs’s humorous account of his quest to read the entire 2002 edition of the Encyclopædia Britannica, all 33,000 pages. Time to add it to my Amazon wish list.

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