I'm on pg 29 of Kevin Yank's book. I'm trying to create the jokes database. At the mysql> prompt I entered:

CREATE DATABASE jokes;

Then, instead of creating the database, it returns this line:

ERROR 1044: Access denied for user: '@localhost' to database 'jokes'

Any clues why or how to fix it? It worked when I was using Win2K and IIS, but since I found out Mac OS X can do this I've started over on that platform.