Books on practicalities of learning calligraphy

Hello everyone,

I'd love to delve into murky waters of calligraphy but I'm struggling to find a good book on the practical side of it. I'm reading The Stroke: Theory of writing but it is what it says on the cover - theory. I was wondering if there's some sort of a calligraphy bible that is field tested and approved by the community.

Any guidance would greatly appreciated.