You had lots of fun at Book Expo America (BEA), the big book convention at the Jacob Javits Center in New York over the weekend, handing out your card and telling the recipients not to take it personally. But how can you dedicate this book to anyone without them taking it personally?
"I have good news and bad news! The good news is, I'm dedicating a book to you! The bad news is, the title is WISH YOU WERE DEAD. You won't take it personally, will you?"
You can imagine the dedicatee pulling the book out to show to a friend:
Dedicatee: "Can you believe he dedicated a book titled WISH YOU WERE DEAD to me?"
Friend: "Wow, he must really hate you."
Dedicatee: "True that."
Friend: "I'm glad he didn't dedicate that book to me."
Wait! You just had an idea!!!!!!
You'll dedicate it to Mr. Bill!
"Hardy har har!"