at 1:49 AM
Running with Scissors: A Memoir, by Augusten Burroughs.
Mr. Burroughs writes:
Whoa. Hold on. I read his brother's book, Look Me in the Eye, and I don't remember anything about him reading Encyclopedia Britannica. I just read another book, The Know-it-all, about A. J. Jacobs' quest to read the EB in one year. So I've read two books by people who have read the Encyclopedia. Any other books out there about Encyclopedia readers that I should know about?
Some considered my brother to be a genius. And while it's true that he could program computers the size of deep freezers when he was twelve and had read the Encyclopedia Britannica from A-Z the summer he turned fifteen...