A Study in Smoke
Have you ever smoked a fine cigar past the ring and reached the truly spectacular part of the tobacco? Did you wish it wouldn't end? With your fingers burning you toss away the stub and lean back in blissful satisfaction. It is seldom that things in life are this good. "My Lady Nicotine" is one of those things
J.M. Barrie, author of one of the most popular children's stories ever written ("Peter Pan"), brings you into an equally idyllic world where life revolves around one thing - the "Arcadia Mixture". The "Arcadia Mixture" is a tobacco that is so sweet and so blissful that those who smoke it are loath to share with anyone "unworthy" of it.
This book follows one man's journey through wife-forced abstinence. As he put's it - "I gave up my most delightful solace (the Arcadia Mixture) for no other reason than that the lady who was willing to fling herself away on me said that I must choose between it and her. This deferred our marriage for six months." What makes it worse for our hero is that his friends still smoke the delightful mixture.
Of this book Mr. Barrie says that "I wrote most of it before I had ever laid pipe to lip." One can only assume that the "Muse of Tobacco" was strongly upon him at the time. This is one book that no library should be without. It's humor appeals to smoker and non-smoker alike. BEWARE, though, if you have never smoked, reading "My Lady Nicotine" will make you want to start. If you do smoke, this book will send you on a lifelong quest in search of the "Arcadia Mixture".
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