I haven't tried the book your using, but I have read a great starter from SAMS. SAMS Teach yourself C++ in 24 hours 3rd Edition paper back. A friend of mine told me that it would be perfect to start learning C++ with "just about anything that has 'teach yourself in such such hours' is good to start off with." They aren't the best for getting into the "good stuff", but perfect for beginners. Try it out, I got mine at Books-A-Million for $29.99 + a discount with a card if you take the time to fill it out.
Well thank you for your concern. Ive actually strayed away from programming for the time being. Im looking in to build your own pc manuals etc and windows 2000 administration. Then programming, with C, and Java.