HENNESSY: A Toast to the World's Preeminent Spirit

NEW YORK - Lavishly illustrated, this is the first book on the world's most famous Cognac producer. Considered a benchmark of excellence, its blends have become icons of refinement and luxury. In HENNESSY, renowned writer and bon vivant Glenn O'Brien invites the reader to discover the history of Cognac. The highly entertaining text, filled with extraordinary events and O'Brien's irresistible humor, is married with classic cocktail recipes and evocative imagery that conveys the lifestyle of the Hennessy connoisseur through the ages, including the Mad Men of the 1960s and today's stars of hip-hop. 

Featuring contributions from such cultural luminaries as Shepard Fairey, Nas, Futura, Fab 5 Freddy, Arik Levy, and Todd Selby, ever-suave illustrations by Jean-Philippe Delhomme, as well as never-before-seen images from the Hennessy archive, HENNESSY is an informative and engaging account of the world's most revered brandy and a book that belongs on every Cognac enthusiast's shelf.

About the Author and Illustrator: Glenn O'Brien is an author, essayist who has written extensively on the subjects of music, art, fashion, and popular culture. His world-syndicated column "The Style Guy" was the style bible for several generations of men, and he is the author of How to Be a Man: A Guide to Style and Behavior For The Modern Gentleman, also illustrated by Jean-Philippe Delhomme (Rizzoli, 2011). 

A painter and an illustrator, Jean-Philippe Delhomme has contributed to numerous magazines around the world including Departures, W magazine, Interview, I.D. magazine, The New Yorker, Town & Country, Vogue Paris, Vogue Japan, Casa Brutus, Case da Abitare, and Libération, and he is the author of The Cultivated Life (Rizzoli, 2009), The Unknown Hipster Diaries (August Editions, 2013) and the upcoming How to be Suave in Every Situation (Flammarion, 2017).

Credit for the book must read: © HENNESSY: A Toast to the World's Preeminent Spirit by Glenn O'Brien, Rizzoli New York, 2017. Illustrations, which may not be reproduced in any way without written permission from the publisher, are to be credited on a case-by-case basis. For images to accompany your coverage, please contact Kate Kenny at (212) 798 9555 or [email protected].

HENNESSY: A Toast to the World's Preeminent Spirit

By Glenn O'Brien

With illustrations by Jean-Philippe Delhomme

Hardcover / 6.75" x 8.75" / 240 pages / 250 color and B&W drawings

$55.00 U.S. / $75.00 Canadian, £40.00 U.K. 

ISBN: 978-0-847-84752-5 / Release date: February 2017


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