Why the Lucky Stiff and The Poignant Guide to Ruby are mentioned  
multiple times in the recent IT Conversations podcast with Joel Spolsky:

http://www.itconversations.com/shows/detail599.html

They had a lot of good things to say.  My favorite quote:  "That's  
going to make Ruby a more popular language."  (Talking about the Guide.)

Congratulations Why.

I'll be on the lookout for the book...

James Edward Gray II