The former publisher of The Compleat Smoker, Gage has compiled an unbelievably thorough trove of cigar data, from the growing process to cigar history, to lingo and accessories. With a foreword by Alyson R. Boxman, this book provides valuable tips about the best size, shape, and make for a new smoker, while a glossary and 100-cigar descriptive review arms the neophyte with all the pertinent cigar information. -- Smoke, Dec. 1997/Feb. 1998
From the Back Cover
Choosing and smoking a cigar doesn't have to get you all fired up! You're no idiot, of course. You throw sophisticated parties, mix your favorite drinks, prepare delicious meals. But when it comes to smoking a cigar, you don't know which end to light. Don't burn out yet! The Complete Idiot's Guide to Cigars
takes the fear out of choosing and smoking fine stogies. Feel confident about browsing in a smokeshop, setting up a humidor, and smoking a cigar with style. In this Complete Idiot's Guide you get: Valuable tips about the best cigar size and shape for you. Solid information about the preparation and distribution of cigars around the world. Expert advice on choosing quality cigars for a good price. Practical suggestions on judging the cigars you smoke. A comprehensive rating guide to the best cigars around.