"...Learning Python is an introductory book. As I said in my
previous column, I have tried learning C from a book and failed
miserably, so trying a Python book to learn my language of choice
filled me with a little trepidation. My attempts to learn
programming from books have failed miserably before, and I had no
reason to think this book would work any better."
"How very wrong I was!"
"This is a GREAT book if you want to learn Python. It starts
out easy and doesn't bog you down with concepts you don't need
early on. It also makes a point of alerting you to "gotchas" that
can trip up newbie Python programmers."