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Playboy The Book of Cigars Kindle Edition

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“A first-rate book...[Sigmond] and I share a passion here. It comes through clearly in his book.” (Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger)

“The book embodies sexy cigars and the Playboy lifestyle. It's the next best thing to a Playmate.” (Lindsey Vuolo, Playboy Playmate of the Month, November 2001)

“The coolest, most comprehensive, and best-looking book on stogies ever written. Aaron Sigmond is the 'Puff Daddy' of cigars, and this book practically puts you in The Grotto, savoring an elegant Churchill or Robusto. Bravo!” (Bill McCuddy - Forbes.com)

“A most elegant book proving indeed that wise men love...and smoke cigars.” (Peter Weller, actor, Robocop I & II, Naked Lunch, 24)

“Aaron Sigmond is as passionate about fine cigars as he is about enjoying all of life's adventures to their fullest—the ideal connoiseeur to finally bring to life Playboy's long overdue modern tome on one of man's last great male bastions. It's everything you ever needed to know about cigars, with a blow-out-the-cobwebs Playboy twist.” (E. Edward Hoyt II, Editorial Director, Smoke and SmokeShop magazines)

“Finally...a sexy, stylish entrée into the lifestyle of handcrafted cigars. An exciting and accurate read as only Aaron Sigmond could deliver.” (Victoria McKee-Jaworski, Director of Public Relations, General Cigar Co., Macanudo, Partagas, La Gloria Cubana, and Punch)

“Every generation of cigar enthusiast seems to have a book to call its own—Sigmond's Playboy: The Book of Cigars is unequivocally a book for a new generation, as well as a great read for the seasoned cigar lover—an instant classic of the genre.” (Jim Coucci, EVP Sales & Marketing, Altadis U.S.A., Montecristo, Romeo y Julieta, H. Upmann)

“My new Bible! I expected nothing less from 'the man' that creates lifestyles!!” (Paolo Garzoroli, President, Graycliff Cigar Co.)

“Like the magazine itself, Playboy: The Book of Cigars is smart, funny, and provocative—certainly the best book on the subject to come along in years.” (Keith K. Park, Founder and CEO, Prometheus, God of Fire and Angelenos)

About the Author

Aaron Sigmond is the founding editor of both Smoke magazine and The Cigar Report, a Doubledown Media publication, where he also served as Group Luxury Editor. Sigmond has written about cigars and other subjects for Playboy, in addition to numerous other publications and Web sites. Born in Los Angeles, Sigmond now lives, works, and smokes in New York City.

Nick Kolakowski started writing about cigars as deputy editor of The Cigar Report. As a journalist, his work has also appeared in the Washington Post, Trader Monthly, AutoWeek, Washington City Paper, and Private Air. Currently, he covers the digital sector for Ziff Davis Enterprise. He lives Brooklyn, New York.

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  • File Size: 10675 KB
  • Print Length: 176 pages
  • Publisher: Skyhorse Publishing (June 20, 2010)
  • Publication Date: June 20, 2010
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00440EVAW
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By NYCIGARFELLA on February 27, 2012
Format: Hardcover
I received this coffee table book as a gift from a friend of mine over the holidays...This friend is someone I usually find myself with
late at night drinking damn fine scotch and smoking an assortment of cigars at NYC's finest smoking establishments..

Knowing I was a magazine buff, he thought I would enjoy the history that Playboy and Cigars have together....
The book is a whimsical look at the history of the cigar and includes a variety of basic educational information...But, most importantly,
the book takes the reader back into time when Playboy was every man's (and boy's dream)...The book's nostalgic tone, for me,
also allowed me to remember the waft of cigar smoke on our family deck growing up as my Dad puffed away during summer months..
a nice memory that still comes back to me every time I spark up a new cigar...
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By R4mbl3R on February 13, 2014
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It's a cool book! Perfect for the cigar collector / aficionado. Makes an awesome coffee table book for my cigar room. If you are looking for a book full of nude women smoking cigars, keep looking, it does not have a lot of that, but it does have a lot of great stories, history, information and photos. Cool, Classy book.
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By Alex Sharpe on February 23, 2012
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When done correctly cigar smoking is part of a life style. No matter your background, education, or wealth a good cigar becomes the great leveler that allows people from different aspects to share a common hobby. The Playboy Book of Cigar captures that essence and looks great on either your bookshelf or table top. I've bought several as gifts. They've all loved it and some of them even ended up giving the Playboy Book of Cigars to their friends as gifts. A great addition to any collection.
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By mrcigar96 on February 22, 2012
Format: Kindle Edition
Cigars Cuban or Non-Cuban are all the rage now, especially after the growing success of Nicaraguan and Honduran cigars. Playboy THE BOOK OF CIGARS is an essential read for an aspiring aficionado or a long time cigar smoker. Sigmond captures the true essence of the cigar business within the pages of this prolific read. Personally I would recommend this book to ANYONE and EVERYONE who is interested in cigars on any level...
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This book does a great job of encapsulating the joie d'vivre that is the cigar lifestyle. Sigmond encapsulates what many refer to as "the good life," and put forth an excellent resource for the hobby smoker who wants to learn more about the tobacco craft. Even if you fashion yourself an aficionado, it never hurts to have some "research" near your humidor and this should be your go-to-guide.
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A great easy read. Cigar smoking to me is an easy and relaxing time just as reading this book. with the perfect mix of humor ans educational content. This is the perfect read for anyone who enjoys a good smoke.A perfect gift for anyone in the Cigar smoking fraternity.Bottom line this is a must own must read for anyone who enjoys cigars.
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1 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Media Junkie on February 29, 2012
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Not too long ago, there was a time when men didn't dress like outcasts from the Little Rascals. When cocktail mixers didn't come out of a squirt gun. When a tailored suit meant exactly that. And a fine cigar was as much an accoutrement to a man's wardrobe as his cufflinks. This book is a celebration of all that, and more.

What Sigmond has done here is not merely defined the essence of cigar smoking--the hows, whens, whys, and whats that should be (but all too frequently aren't) the makeup of any good cigar book. There's more information here that I have EVER found in any other book of its kind. Simply put, the guy knows his stuff. And it shows. But more important, there's that undefinable "something" about smoking a fine cigar--that sweet spot of luxury, of catering to yourself for a change, of taking a brief respite in the trials of life to sit back and light up.

This, I think, more than anything (especially these days) is what cigar smoking is all about. And Sigmond presents this lifestyle and packages it in its truest form: the Playboy lifestyle. It's not about sex (though the models sure are nice to look at), and I think that's been forgotten. Remember it here, along with everything you need to know about cigars and--if you already know it (or think you do)--a nice reminder of what it means to be a man sometimes. And that's NOT a dirty word.

Good job all around!
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Format: Hardcover
As long time cigar connoisseur I have reviewed many cigar books in the past and this one tops the list. Whether for your own library or as a gift to an avid cigar smoker you will not go wrong with this book. HIGHLY recommend it!
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