My sister and I both read that book in high school. I loved it and it still regularly crosses my mind. If you don’t know, autodidact means self-taught. She took a year off of regular school and taught herself.
And now I find out that I know her in a blog, six degrees of Kevin Bacon sort of way. How cool is that? Seriously, how cool is that? Who else are you hiding in that family of yours Mr. Miller? (Other than Jeff Tweedy, of course, I already knew about him.)