If you're looking for a book, why not check your local library to see what they have to offer? Libraries usually have a good selection of books related to computer building and upgrading, plus you don't have to spend any money borrowing it for a couple of weeks or so. They might even have some videos on computer building that you can use.
I would highly recommend finding an older PC that you're not afraid of breaking, and opening it up and become familiar with the various parts on the inside. The experience you'll gain from that will be invaluable to putting together your first PC.
You say you don't like trying to learn from the internet, but unfortunately that's where you'll find the latest (and sometimes the best) information about the newest PC technology. A few of the major online stores that you can purchase PC parts from will also list detailed specs, allowing you to match the various parts together and help ensure a successful assembly the first time.