SIGNED and inscribed, "To _____, My childhood friend and idol and now I learn she is a "fan" of this book - ha. Love, Faith 9/21/99" by the author to the title page. Gently read and not remaindered. Interior is clean and solid. Bit of bumping to corners. Laminate wraps (softcover) show some staining to the rear wrap, front wrap has a coffee cup ring stain.