This amused me. I was speaking to my friend D.G. who I haven't seen in some years. I am going to drive through his town so i called him up to arrange a chance to see him and his new kids and etc. I mentioned that I was happy to be able to bring him a copy of my new book. He had a great response:
"I'd rather buy it myself, that way I never have to read it."
I am perfectly happy about that arrangement!