The Pugilist cannot use the Tome to increase stats ("I don't have time to read!"), instead they will throw ít at an enemy, dealing 2-8 damage. When thrown the Pugilist will quote "Eat Book!" or "Learn Something!".
The Intellect stat boost is rarely given to any other class but it's very normal to get it as a Wizard.
One of the only two Paper Recipes that is not a Scroll, the other is the Spellbook.
The stat boost is preset, so you can't save scum to get different stat ups.