Please Help

1.I am in a very begining stage as I am intrested in learning shorthand after finding a used book ( Gregg Diamond Jubilee series) and it seems that there are several editions So please help me to choose which one I should start with.( anniversery or Pre or this one or what should I do)
2 . Which kind of notebook should I start with
3. which Pen should I use
4. I am a lefthanded

(by rania for everyone)