Since you are just getting into the sport, I agree with Alaska Mike, and do recommend Lito's new book "Breakthrough on the New Skis."
Of course your are using the shaped skis, and right now you are probably looking for a book that is going to have the most immediate and direct effect on your skiing.
I think for you at this time for your level of skiing, Lito's book which is very reader and skier friendly, is the book for you. In fact it is less than $18.00 including S&H from amazon.com which is easily accessed from this website by going to the home page, scroll down the left side, click on "skishop" and scroll down to amazon.com.
BTW, the other books recommended are fine and as you become more ingrained in the sport, you will want to at least review these other excellent publications to add to your skiing library.
<FONT COLOR="#800080" SIZE="1">[ February 09, 2002 06:54 AM: Message edited 1 time, by wink ]</font>