python primer book

any good suggestions with a premium for readability and brevity? i’m not looking to be an expert, just get started.

you can find good material at, oops, no, I mean

thanks for both those links…lol [ducks as wife throws a shoe at him]

I’d recommend either (has links to other tutorials, sample code, etc.) or O’Reilly’s “Learning Python” (excellent for beginners; recently updated 3rd edition).