Shameless self-plug, not too dissimilar from my orange-haired friend:
Practical PHP and MySQL has got a great review from Application Development Trends magazine. In summary, the review says “If you want to learn PHP and MySQL and follow along with some useful real-world examples in the process, this is the book for you”. Thanks folks!
Don’t trust me, trust them, get out there and get the book, and don’t forget to review it, at least on the Amazon page.