There are those few human beings who are afflicted with the strange condition of hypergraphism. Lewis Jacobs is one such individual. If you were to write your entire life down what would it look like? Would it be interesting or mundane? Would you write secrets, knowing that ultimately they might be read? Or would you instead list the trivialities of a Joycean epic? Whatever the answer, The Hypergraphist allows us access to the outer and inner world of one of these people cursed to record everything. Lewis Jacobs is The Hypergraphist.