The book "Mechanics of Materials for Dummies" by James H. Allen exists, and as of 2014 it is available on Amazon. The book is available in paperback as well as eBook format and has 384 pages.
"Mechanics of Materials for Dummies" has roots in engineering mechanics, mathematics and physics. It covers a wide variety of topics such as aerospace and aeronautical engineering, mechanical engineering, materials science and engineering and civil engineering. The book tracks an undergraduate course and provides a thorough understanding to the subject of mechanics. Clear and plain explanations are given for topics such as geometric compatibility, principles of equilibrium, plasticity and elasticity and more.