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For the author, it has been a love affair with America.  “The spirit of America allows one to reach maximum fulfillment and self-actualization.”  America, an accepting society, allows one to be inspired and motivated to achieve and excel in whatever field one chooses.  The Road to Cigars is a multicultural, inspirational and entertaining book, with all the stories and travelogues he experienced during his lifetime.  They brought him from music to academia to real estate and publishing his first book on Cigars Gourmet Guide to Cigars and the production of PG cigars since 1990.

PREVIEW – The Road To Cigars

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  • Foreword – Pride over Profit by Kevork Garmirian
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  • Chapter One – Introduction p.6-7

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The Road To Cigars : A Memoir
McLean, Virginia September 20, 2023

The Road To Cigars
216 pages, Written by Paul B. K. Garmirian (Paul Garmirian, Inc. / PG Gourmet Cigars)
Foreword by Kevork Garmirian
Published by Cedar Publications, McLean, VA 2023

Hardback ISBN: 978-0-9627046-2-8  
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This is the story of a young man who grew up in Beirut during its heyday as the Paris of the East. He raced cars, enjoyed international music and performed on Lebanese TV.  He continued his studies in England and the United States, returning to Beirut to teach politics.  He made a permanent move to the US after the start of Lebanese Civil War in 1975.

For Paul Garmirian, it has been a love affair with America for everything she has made possible. America, an accepting society, allowed him to be inspired and motivated to achieve and excel in whatever field he chose. This has been manifested in his diverse career fields of teaching, real estate brokerage, publishing The Gourmet Guide To Cigars and launching the production of PG cigars in 1990. He enjoys his hobbies of music, culinary arts, wine and cars, all in the pursuit of the good life. “Only in America!”

(Paul) Boghos K Garmirian earned his Ph.D. cum laude in Politics from The Catholic University of America in 1975.

“Small by choice, we make smooth cigars for brick and mortar retailers.”
Paul Garmirian Inc. Since 1990.

Paul Garmirian, Inc. is the importer and distributor of 11 lines of PG Cigars, Artisan’s Selection and Artisan’s Passion.  Paul Garmirian is the author of the best selling book, The Gourmet Guide to Cigars, the first cigar book published in the United States covering over 220 different Havana and Non Havana cigars.