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Playboy The Book of Cigars [Kindle Edition]

Aaron Sigmond , Nick Kolakowski , LeRoy Neiman , Ian Spanier , Joe Mantegna
4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (15 customer reviews)

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Book Description

A one-of-a-kind illustrated tribute to the joys and history of the cigar—and the good life.For some, nothing is as pleasurable as the smell and taste of agreat cigar. For them, Playboy The Book of Cigars will be thenext best thing to lighting up. Whether you want to learn the ?nerpoints of cutters, cutting, or humidors, or want to understand moreabout how ?ne tobacco is grown and ?ne cigars rolled, it’s all herefor you. Learn why Cuban cigars are so sought-after, what ?necigars from the Dominican Republic and Honduras have to offer,and whether cigars from Cameroon and the Canary Islands areworth your time.

With a foreword by artist and bon vivant LeRoy Neiman and an afterword by award-winning actor Joe Mantegna, there is more thana touch of the good life here. Sprinkled with photographs fromaround the world, enlivened by sexy Playboy beauties, and featuringillustrated images of celebrities by Risko, there has never been acigar book offering more of the good life than Playboy The Book ofCigars. It’s the perfect book to keep next to your humidor. 163 color photographs and 22 black-and-white illustrations

Editorial Reviews


“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 -

“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.

Product Details

  • File Size: 10675 KB
  • Print Length: 176 pages
  • Publisher: Skyhorse Publishing (June 20, 2010)
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00440EVAW
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Lending: Not Enabled
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #805,699 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Chicks with Sticks... February 27, 2012
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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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Cool book with good stories. 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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5.0 out of 5 stars Informational as well as Fun! January 1, 2014
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Love this book - my husband enjoys cigars and it was a treat to see that there was a lot of information about cigars themselves as well as beautiful women to look at. Great find at a great price. More than happy with it!
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3.0 out of 5 stars Disappointing Despite Art Direction August 12, 2013
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This PLAYBOY book is a handsome, well-produced offering but falls way short in terms of actual expert analysis and discussion of cigars and the pleasures of smoking them. In a word, "superficial."
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5.0 out of 5 stars Outstanding 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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5.0 out of 5 stars Smart, Refreshing, & Straight-forward February 22, 2012
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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5.0 out of 5 stars Sexy & Smart February 22, 2012
Well done! This book is a must for any cigar connoisseur or enthusiast. A sexy, intelligent, and informative cigar book which is well written. This should be next to every humidor.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Best Cigar Read EVER!! 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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