I have the Mandrake handbook thingie, and it's not very good. I like getting big, thick computer books (when I have the money). Check out this thread and follow the link to the review section:
I'm not sure what you mean by "I am lost". It's very, how should I put it, undefined. Mandrake 9.2 is quite easy to get around. If you have specific problems, or specific tasks you need to do, you could name them, and I'll try my best to help. Otherwise, just browsing around this site (both the Mandrake-specific theads and general ones), is, I think the best resource for a newbie.