My first day to learn Lisp.
With a dream to be a hacker, after choosing from many languages by reading various articles, I made the desision as Lisp. The latest drive was that I learned that the creator of Python, my last choice, had admited that Python is one of the dialect of Lisp. And yes, your guess is right that I had read Paul Graham’s book, Hackers and Painters.
I started with this book, Common Lisp: A Gentle Introduction to Symbolic Computation, downloaded from the WWW.
Good luck to myself.