Learning programming may seem like an impossible feat, that being said however, with the right resources and information just about anyone can learn the most essential language that is used today.
Ubuntu Pocket Guide and Reference by Keir Thomas is a great book for the beginners as it covers a wide range of topics needed for everyday Ubuntu use. I highly recommend it to anyone who wants to install or try Ubuntu.
If you are searching for a book about Debian then look at The Debian Administrator’s Handbook. It is a great open source project so feel free to check it out and support it at the official The Debian Administrator’s Handbook website.