I bought David's book about a month or so ago, but haven't had the time to start it until now. I mean, I started working through it with the exercises and the DVD. It's great, as others have said. After only the first couple chapters I find that I am much more comfortable with the application. I came from a background of using Sonar for a couple years on a Windows machine, so I am not trying to learn the basics of DAW applications...just how Logic handles this stuff.
But I highly recommend taking the time to work through it with the DVD material. I've watched a TON of videos on these apps over the years--Sonar, Logic, Vegas & Final Cut Pro, etc, etc. The tendency with videos is to say "yes, I understand that..." and move on. Big mistake. You need to do it for yourself. Twice. Ten times even.
Anyone interested in learning LP/LE, get this book and do the exercises. Then look for a video series if you want to embellish your knowledge. But don't pass on the chance to work from this great resource. And David's time estimates in the beginning of each chapter are pretty accurate, except you might finish slightly faster if you've worked with a DAW before. But at least it gives you a great starting point.
So another "attay-boy" for David, in my opinion.
Mackie 1640 Onyx FW mixer
Audix D6/D4/D2/SCX1/i5 mics
2.8GHz MacBook Pro (4gb ram) / OS 10.6.4
2.0GHz G5 (8gb ram) / OS 10.5.8
Intel Q9450 3GHz (8gb ram) / Vista 64 / XP 32
Logic Express 9 / Final Cut Studio 2
Sonar v8.5, v7, v4