I have not seen the book you mention, but I'm finishing my very first sock from a pattern I found on the net. Find a pattern you love and jump in and follow the pattern. You'll be surprised that it does actually work out. Blind trust I guess :D Socks are fun.
Monday I did receive the Cat Bordhi book Socks Soar on Two Circular needles and can't wait to try her technique, as much fun as DPNs are (yes they really are fun to use). want to see how much faster the socks work up on two circs. :XX: :XX:
Go for it!!! Let us know how it goes.