Flat SIGNED and inscribed under the title on the title page, "- but it pays to laugh enough!, Kindest regards," with a doodle of a heart with an arrow through it by the author. Interior is crisp, clean and solid, appears unread. Stiff, clean, white laminate wraps with the dust jacket attached to the spine. The dust jacket is moderately bumped and rubbed to extremities. Light crease to the top edge of the front panel. Couple of tiny tears to the head and tail of the spine. The 2nd volume of a trilogy of short story collections featuring the universe of Alvena Schroeder.