This made me smile. Charles Miller relates his first impressions of Dive Into Python. He says the book is the wrong size:
Unlike most computer books, it is far too light to be used as a weapon, and not thick enough to raise a monitor to eye-level. Nevertheless, it is not nearly thin enough to be used to prop up one leg of a wobbly table. I can only imagine this is a massive oversight on the part of the publisher, who should know by now what most computer books are really used for.
Given its complete uselessness for any other purpose, I may be forced to read it.