I am green with envy and I am freely admitting it. In fact, I wish I’d never seen this… But it’s too late now and I thought I’d share my misery with you (what are friends for?).
So, Reddit user wondersanchez has shared something amazing with us. The title sets it up:
My uncle just got this at a yard sale for two bucks.
The “this” here is a copy of Hemingway’s The Old Man And The Sea, which is signed by the author himself! As one commenter put it, “It doesn’t get any better than this, fellas.” No, it does not. For those of you who want some background, another commenter is happy to oblige:
Lady Suzanna Tweed (1903-1999) lived in Coral Gables, FL and before she died, she set up a charitable foundation to help students go to college (among other things). Carleton Tweed (1891-1970) was a mechanical engineer and they were apparently living in Coral Gables on Valencia Ave while Hemingway was alive, but I wasn’t able to find a more direct connection in the short time I looked. Very interesting find!
So, there it is, now here is the book itself.
Share this lucky guy’s find with your friends below — they should share in our collective misery, right?