So you have decided to learn more about me? Very well!
The very first time the spark of programming passion had sprouted in my mind was after reading C++ from Scratch by Jesse Liberty. A textbook teaching language by creating a simple game. Would I recommend this book for anyone nowadays? By any means no. It was published in 1999, when the first standard of C++ was just released in 1998, so the book doesn't even use it yet. But me? I was hooked, I've read it like the best novel.
And so my journey with programming become with C++. Thus to every newbie asking what language to start with, I say... start with C.