If you want to give the book as a present to someone, make sure to check out the dedicated copies service!
There are three steps to take:
Either in a local bookstore (from 17th of July onwards) - which is the preferable option as bookstores are great places to test before you buy, drink coffee, socialize with real human beings and meet your future partners (optional) - or on the web for example on Amazon (US, UK, DE).
This also means I get some money in reward for this work I can spend on some of my numerous frivolous free-time activities like personal grooming, eating, drinking and paying for my shelter.
Also open your IDE of choice (in my case Homesite on PC and Textwrangler on Mac) and dive right into it.
Other than that you will find extra materials - other articles, links and resources - here that I will keep up-to-date for you to enjoy. Of course, the lot will also be available as RSS feeds.
If you want to give the book as a present to someone and you want a dedicated copy with a personal greeting, simply write the greeting yourself and sign it with "Chris".
I will back you up in case the person you gave the book to asks me. Make sure to use an untidy handwriting (my parents pondered long and hard to help me become a doctor instead) and don't get too personal. We don't want to start something we cannot finish...