The Know-It-All: One Man's Humble Quest to Become the Smartest Person in the World
by A. J. Jacobs
Thanks to B&N remaindering this (not to mention my B&N discount) I now have the (vicarious) experience of reading the entire Encyclopedia Britannica at a fraction of the cost (and time)!
[Of course I own a CDROM version of EB, too, so I should get reading...]
This was a fun, quirky read - an odd kind of memoir - fun to read and a nice companion to "Braniac" (the cover of which has some nice words from AJ JAcobs.).