Ana Menéndez's autograph (Loving Che)

To Lina,

     With all my best
wishes   Happy Birthday
and many more.

Ana Menendez

I found this signed and inscribed first printing of Loving Che, the first novel by Ana Menéndez, at a local Goodwill last weekend. It was half-off; I paid one dollar for it, even though it's worth, minimum, fifteen times that. 

Ana Menéndez
I don't know why people get rid of, or donate, signed and inscribed first printings of first novels in almost brand new condition by talented writers like Ana Menéndez.  But I'm glad they do.  What they so carelessly toss, I carefully treasure.