You may not believe it, but Judaism for Dummies is a very good book -- for those interested in becoming Jewish, or just as a general reference to Jewish ideas, texts, and history. I think I have to thank my colleague in New Hampshire, Rabbi Beth Davidson, for pointing it out to me. I recommend it a lot.
I mention this why? Because at the moment, bookcloseouts.com is having a sale on "Dummies" books. You can get Judaism for Dummies for $5.00.