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Book People Signed First Club Subscription – May 2015

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Book People Signed First Club Subscription – May 2015 Package

Book subscription boxes have become one of my new favorite box genres, and I have been signing up for every one of them I can find! The Signed First Club subscription from Book People is just what it sounds like – every month they send you a first edition signed book.

My Subscription Addiction pays for this subscription. (Check out the review process post to learn more about how we review boxes).

Book People Signed First Club Subscription – May 2015 ITems

The Subscription: Signed First Club

The Cost: $35 a month (you have to pay $210 up front for a 6-month subscription)

The Products: “You’ll receive one signed first edition hardcover book each month, handpicked by BookPeople’s discerning Signed First team. We’ll also include a protective Brodart book cover to preserve the value of your book.”

Check out all of my Signed First Club reviews!

Book People Signed First Club Subscription – May 2015 Book

Delicious Foods by James Hannaham – Retail Value $26 (On Amazon for $17.77)

(The plastic book cover is removable).

Book synopsis from Amazon:

Held captive by her employers–and by her own demons–on a mysterious farm, a widow struggles to reunite with her young son in this uniquely American story of freedom, perseverance, and survival.

Darlene, once an exemplary wife and a loving mother to her young son, Eddie, finds herself devastated by the unforeseen death of her husband. Unable to cope with her grief, she turns to drugs, and quickly forms an addiction. One day she disappears without a trace.

Unbeknownst to eleven-year-old Eddie, now left behind in a panic-stricken search for her, Darlene has been lured away with false promises of a good job and a rosy life. A shady company named Delicious Foods shuttles her to a remote farm, where she is held captive, performing hard labor in the fields to pay off the supposed debt for her food, lodging, and the constant stream of drugs the farm provides to her and the other unfortunates imprisoned there.

In Delicious Foods, James Hannaham tells the gripping story of three unforgettable characters: a mother, her son, and the drug that threatens to destroy them. Through Darlene’s haunted struggle to reunite with Eddie, through the efforts of both to triumph over those who would enslave them, and through the irreverent and mischievous voice of the drug that narrates Darlene’s travails, Hannaham’s daring and shape-shifting prose infuses this harrowing experience with grace and humor.

The desperate circumstances that test the unshakeable bond between this mother and son unfold into myth, and Hannaham’s treatment of their ordeal spills over with compassion. Along the way we experience a tale at once contemporary and historical that wrestles with timeless questions of love and freedom, forgiveness and redemption, tenacity and the will to survive.

And here is the signature page:

Book People Signed First Club Subscription – May 2015 Page

Verdict: I said it in the last review, and I’ll say it again: I think it’s important to call out that the value in this subscription is the curation from Book People, and getting a signed copy of a first edition box. If that’s valuable to you, I think you’ll enjoy this subscription – if it isn’t, then I wouldn’t recommend this box.

What do you think of the Signed First Club? Is getting a signed copy of a book valuable to you?

Written by Liz Cadman

Liz Cadman

Liz is the founder of My Subscription Addiction. She’s been hooked on subscription boxes since 2011 thanks to Birchbox, and she now subscribes to over 100 boxes. Her favorites include POPSUGAR Must Have, FabFitFun, and any box that features natural beauty products!
All views in this review are the opinion of the author. My Subscription Addiction will never accept payment in exchange for a review, but will accept a box at no cost to provide honest opinions on the box. This post may contain affiliate/referral links. Read the complete My Subscription Addiction disclosure.

7 Comments

  1. Ooh, this is on my list of books to read, I’m curious to know what you think of it once you read it!

  2. I just came across a new book subscription while looking through Instagram. I’m subscribed to quite a few right now, so I don’t think I can afford it. It sounds like a good deal, though! The link is http://www.mybookcase.co if you’d like to review it. I know you’ve mentioned how much you like book subscriptions, Liz. 🙂

    • Does anyone know anything about this mybookcase business? It sounds like a good deal, but I can’t find any info about the company…and just sharing my cc number seems like a poor choice.

  3. That doesn’t seem to be James Hannaham’s signature. It looks like someone marked out the author’s name and signed another name.

    • I see a J and an H. I did notice that he crossed out his name – maybe that’s a thing?

    • Yeah, like Laurie said, it’s a thing. It stems from crossing out the name on printed calling cards/note cards and signing the name instead to make it more personal for the recipient.

      • Betsy, I’m sure that you and Laurie are right, but his penmanship is worse than mine, and I have Essential Tremors! I see a “T” and what could be an “a” and a little squiggle. For the last name, I see an “H”,an “l” followed by another squiggle. He should’ve been a doctor with handwriting like that. lol

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