Last year I purchased the Teach Yourself Pitman book and didn't do much with it. I had a look at it the other day and (to my surprise) found it very clear with the examples and illustration (Yes, George Amberson, I even practiced the phrases in the first chapter.) While it's not Gregg, I think it might be fun to familiarize myself with the entire system. Is the Teach Yourself book "New Era"? Is it another version of Pitman? If I go through the book would GA be kind enough to recommend other supplementary texts for me to use for drill and practice after a certain point? (I consider GA the Pitmanmeister as (grin) he's so outspoken. In the meantime I'm amusing myself by writing tape, boat, etc.