The Cigar Lover's Compendium
Everything You Need to Light Up and Leave Me Alone
By Lawrence Dorfman
(Lyons Press, Hardcover, 9781599219370, 224pp.)
Publication Date: September 2010
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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.
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.