After having Klein as a teacher, I say get his damn book. There is nothing that man cannot teach (in O-Chem).
is it true that he doesn't curve tests?new to posting on SDN here, I thought I would comment because I also had Klein as my Orgo 1 professor and I highly recommend his Second Language book. It really helped me get a good understanding of the fundamentals of Orgo which will help you in Orgo II as well. I was intimidated with beginning Orgo so I began doing the problems before the course began and it really helped me get a head start!
You replied to someone who's probably a resident by now..I've done all the exercises in Pushing electrons. Never heard of the other book. I got a very good sense for where the electrons move when two species get close to each other. This was a lot of help in figuring out what species was going to be formed by what mechanism. This is a huge leg up in ochem.
Also suggest getting a study group for o chem. Each partner gets a different text and solutions manual and brings them to meetings...
The biggest help for me was to do all the problems in the textbook before the lecture, again on thursday night before the weekly quiz and again before the test and again before the final. It sounds like a lot of time but every time you do them, they take less time.