I received my book. I've skimmed the entire book and it looks good. I like the Summary at the end of each chapter. I read each of those first. Like all of the other Packt books I've read, this one is above the industry standard.
I downloaded VirtualBox and created an OpenSolaris VM. I'm running MySQL and Glassfish. I'm going to give Liferay a try. If it works out, I can take the entire VM to work and show it off.