Cigar Lover's Compendium: Everything You Need to Light Up and Leave Me AloneHardback
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- Publisher: The Lyons Press
- Format: Hardback | 224 pages
- Dimensions: 137mm x 183mm x 23mm | 295g
- Publication date: 1 September 2010
- Publication City/Country: Guilford
- ISBN 10: 1599219379
- ISBN 13: 9781599219370
- Illustrations note: black & white illustrations
- Sales rank: 426,968
After an expert tutorial on choosing, buying, lighting, smoking and enjoying a good cigar, The Compendium gets into the finer points of smoking, finding the right cigar shop, then gets into the arcania of the cigar, with lengthy sections of cigar-related quotations, anecdotes, jokes, and, finally, a state-by-state listing of the country's best cigar stores and lounges.
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Lawrence Dorfman, a discerning cigar smoker for thirty years, has been a publishing professional for almost as long, in between smokes. He is the author of The Snark Handbook, a weighty little tome on the art of verbal sparring. He favors Padrons, Fuentes, Camachos, and CAOs, but will smoke anything good in a pinch. He lives in Hamden, Connecticut, and spends as much time as possible in the Owl Cigar Lounge in New Haven.
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Cigars are a wonderful thing. Indulging in a cigar is a great way to stop, relax in the moment and take stock, celebrate the birth of a child or a new job, or point up a great wine or a spectacular after-dinner drink. Cigars signify a camaraderie, a bond that brings people together under a shared vice. If you've ever had a top-quality cigar, you understand. The Cigar Lover's Compendium is an irreverent little resource: Learn how to buy, how to store, how to light, and how to enjoy your smokes to the fullest. Have a ton of fun reading it and consulting its complete, state-by-state guide to cigar emporiums. Take it to the beach, to a party, to your favorite cigar bar or store, or anywhere you wanna light up . . . and smoke 'em if you got 'em.