I found that many of the exercises did not follow the instructions in the book. The results were not as described and many of the instructions were, in any case, illogical. I am a professional technical author. I am required to move to FrameMaker and thought that this would at least give me a head start when in fact it has shown me that I am actually better off just playing with the application. Since I put the book down and just attempted document creation I have progressed much faster, but I also feel that FrameMaker is probably best learned in a classroom. The best this book gave me was an overview of the application layout.
This is the only book I found on FrameMaker 9 and there are very few on earlier versions. Perhaps, if I ever become sufficiently proficient and have the time, I might write one. :)