If you're thinking the book Mastering Homebrew is about how to master the drinking of homemade beer, just keep moving.
But if you're willing to put in some time and effort, Randy Mosher can probably help you make a decent brew.
Mosher brews his own beer, gives talks and lectures on brewing, and even acts as a consultant and partner within commercial breweries.
So he knows the hops from the yeast, and how to use them.
He gives us the highlights on a visit to The Exchange.