I found the Linux Bible on amazone but it did seem like what I really wanted... They also had suse complete with a picture of the box and a bunch of screenshot of the linux desktop! (no clue what's in the box)
Who cares what's in the box!!! I discovered there is a professional quality book about ubuntu!
It costs about 30 dollars which is kind of high for a book but at least it comes with ubuntu so you don't have to download it! (and it is the current version they say on the ubuntu site!)
Maybe I'll buy this... I'm seriously considering it! There is a sample chapter that I wish I could see but not badly enough to install the stupid acrobat reader. (it is a pdf sample)
So thanks everyone, I think you put me on the right track! (screw the box, just get a good book and the distro it is written for)