D & I once bought Ex Libris by Anne Fadiman for a much admired English Prof (who had one of the nicest libaries in town). At the time I remember wishing someone would think I was cool enough to buy that book as a gift for me.
Ever since, I have passed by it at book stores and never bought, nor have I shamelessly demanded it as I do with other things I want. Yesterday my patience paid off. I am finally cool enough to have deserved this book for gift 🙂