Someone from a fellowship I attended a couple of years ago sent me a good link to a website that has amazing tutorials on all kinds of things related to FCP, After Effects, Motion. Worth checking out :-)
OT I know: but, do you or anyone else have a good FCP book or manual you would recommend reading?
Probably not the answer you wanted, but I plowed through a good chunk of the user manual when I was learning.
lynda.com has an amazing FCP 7 tutorial. I've learned tons from it, can't remember the cost but it was worth it