You may remember that I was working on "Advanced Rails Recipes":http://pragprog.com/titles/fr_arr earlier this year. I'm not anymore. I've been over-committed and I finally decided to face facts and withdraw myself from the authoring process.
That's OK though. Someone has pressed the "Kick Ass" button on the "Mike Clark":http://clarkware.com/ book-writing machine, and "Advanced Rails Recipes":http://pragprog.com/titles/fr_arr has appeared in beta.
The book is a collection of recipes by Mike and top members of the Rails community. There is literally no one I trust more to put together timely, trustworthy advice on how to develop Rails applications right more than Mike. This one is a must-read, and beta is a great time to get in on the action in that it gives you a chance to make an impact on the final product.
The book is not yet complete, but it's already worth the price.