He completely fails to mention any of the more advanced Python books like Expert Python Programming or Pro Python and especially Lutz's Python Programming which seems to have exactly the same type of content as he's book (general knowledge about various python libraries).
A reading list should allow you to progress.
@ashconnor: that's another valid type of reading list. in this one, i think i compiled 3 discrete lists instead of your more progressive idea, which is a good one. i'd like to see what's in your list. as far as the overlap is concerned, yes, you're right about that as far as the material goes, however the delivery is different and suited to a variety of reader types.
In practice, this works for a wide variety of topics.
Zed Shaw, the author of the latter, actually has a big rant on why he doesn't recommend Dive Into Python.
Here's are similar comparisons between my book and Mark's as documented by Eric Wilson both on his blog as well as in an Amazon review... see http://amazon.com/review/RKG44D8GQYLNL and http://wilsonericn.wordpress.com/2011/09/26 for details. So yes, some people don't like it, but to others, it's just what they needed.