Synopses & Reviews
Millions of Americans have come to rely on the Complete Idiot's Guide series for practical, basic information on everything from preparing an income tax return to entertaining weekend guests. The witty, conversational style and the inviting, browsable format take the intimidation factor out of learning new skills. This season the popular series -- which has featured such top sellers as The Complete Idiot's Guide to Dating and The Complete Idiot's Guide to Making Money on Wall Street -- has been expanded to include 27 new tides. As always, each book includes:
-- Idiot-proof steps for mastering specific skills
-- An easy-to-use design, including fun sidebars and witty cartoons
-- Warnings, tips, definitions, and advice from leading authorities
-- The popular "Least You Need To Know" feature at the back of each chapter
Join the nation's hottest trend
Approximately 10 million Americans smoke cigars today, while cigar bars are popping everywhere. This book features a run-down of cigar terms, sizes and shapes and teaches readers how to clip, light, and smoke a cigar -- and even how to deal with an uneven burning cigar -- how to care for cigars, judge a good cigar, use tobacconists to help in their selections, and match drinks and meals with cigars. It also offers concise guidelines on how cigars are rated today, a run-down of the popular brands, and an overview of the new labels appearing on the market. Chapters cover the history of cigar tobacco, and famous real life and fictional smokers. Also includes a special section on cigars and the opposite sex.
You're no idiot, of course. You throw sophisticated parties, mix your favorite drinks, and 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:
For millions of men and women, it's the ultimate pleasure
From private parties to hip bars to posh gentlemen's clubs, cigar smoking has become an eight billion dollar global pastime. But, like wine, a fine cigar requires dedicated study and tasting. Here's the only comprehensive book on the subject, featuring all the information that novice and veteran cigar aficionados need.
--New handy 6 X 9 format
--Completely updated with the latest brands, product lines, and accessories
--Features web-related cost-cutting tips
--Step-by-step instructions for getting the most out of a cigar
Using an accessible format and a relaxed, conversational style, this series offers an idiot-proof guide to mastering skills and gaining an in-depth knowledge of interesting and varied subjects.
About the Author
'Tad Gage is a dedicated cigar enthusiast who anticipated the incredible trend with his magazine The Complete Smoker, America\'s first full color cigar magazine.'