Paul Zandbergen has filled a badly needed void with this book. For you college instructors who have been looking for a text to teach an ArcPy course, this is it. It has 14 chapters and accompanying labs. For the self learner, the book is quite accessible both in layout and content.
Paul has a thorough understanding of ArcPy and Python and he does a marvelous job teaching the basics and providing some useful inside tips. He is also comprehensive and thorough. For the instructor, you will need to get your lab up to ArcGIS 10.1. For the self-learner, the text comes with a 6-month license along withe data and labs.
No need to wait any longer. This is the text for learning ArcPy and now is the time.