I started with PERL using the Learning Perl book, but quickly out grew it and moved onto Programming Perl. I have found the Perl Cookbook to be excellent and KevinM [who is a Unix SysAdmin that does tool development in PERL] recommends it.
"This may seem a bit weird, but that's okay, because it is weird." -- Larry Wall
There's More Than One Way To Do It -- TMTOWTDI ("tim-toady")