To be honest, when I first read the NodeJS website I was like “Ok. WTF?”. I didn’t really understand the complete picture, and it seems I wasn’t the only one.
An Absolute Beginner’s Guide to Node.js by Brandon Cannaday is ought to bring relief for our poor souls. It’s short and concise, and after reading it you can keep on agreeing on that Node.js is some cool stuff without having that specific itch behind your forehead.