Where are you hung up? Are you wanting to go on or lose the book and hook? Seriously, if you are wanting to learn to crochet, let us know where you're stuck and maybe we can help you find the videos or instructions you need.
I learned to crochet back when dinosaurs still roamed the earth, I was 17 and determined to do it. I got a book that taught how to crochet a granny square and I finally got it. It took me a long time.
You're not crazy, you're a knitter.
There's a cure for crazy.