Are we talking about the same book? The one I am speaking of makes 0 assumptions about what you know or don't. It starts off with a very simple custom welcome page and goes from there to a full blown db app. Guess I don't know what you're looking for. Sorry.
WROX books have got to be the best books I've ever used. Their beginning whatever books assume that you have some idea how to program, but not in what you're going to be learning. Their professional books are just that. Extremely thorough. I have *rarely* come across errors in their books either. I'd say grab a copy of beginning ASP 3.0. Read that, do the examples, then just come back here and ask billions of questions like everyone does. You'll have it down in no time :)