Family Circle Easy Crochet
Click the thumbnail to see the full-size PDF and read the blurb.
The only thing is, they failed to mention a Very Important Fact: Teach Yourself Visually: Crocheting is no one-woman show. Cecily Keim is authoring the book, too, and all of the designs in it (save for one meagre effort on my part) are hers. The book wouldn't exist without her, and I just wanted to say, for the record, that she ROCKS.
I've heard great things about the magazine which, by the way, is going to be published bi-annually and is only available on newsstands. I hope to get my hands on a copy soon!