It's a gentler introduction to programming, which I like quite a bit for people in your situation, even if it doesn't cover the same subjects Modern Perl covers the way I wanted to cover them.
Thanks for the reply sir/lady. I understand being an author yourself, may cause you to select your words carefully, but what i really need here, is not pampering. I really don't need to plunge my head into flames, just because there might be relief nearby. What i actually need is honesty. What i'm asking for is a point in the right direction. Like i said earlier, i don't mind picking up good books at all, what i'd hate is too go in too deep for me to be able to unlearn some habits.
And hence the quote
Learn all you can from the mistakes of others.
You won't have time to make them all yourself.