Looks like the 3rd Edition of the book is out. If you never bought the first or second edition, what are you waiting for? 🙂
Reading the comments on Amazon’s page, I think there’s a major improvement in the illustrations of the book, along with certain explanations being rewritten to be more clear and concise. This holiday, you should do someone a favour and get them the new book and DVD together!
Looks like there is a great DVD out there for beginners in strength training. Mark Rippetoe did it again, and this time he released a Starting Strength DVD to teach everyone out there on the core lifts. If the book wasn’t interesting enough for you, then check out the DVD. Mind you, you should still pick up the DVD to further gain knowledge in the world of strength training even if you read all his books. I know I will be picking this up for sure. Amazon currently has the item listed, but low on stock. Update: it’s back in stock.