Jose Padron - The Story of the American Dream. This incredible autobiography details Jose Padron's life story, from coming to the United States with nothing to building an empire that started with just a hammer gifted to him by a friend. He put that small hammer to work as a carpenter and eventually saved up enough money to start his own cigar business which turned into one of the most prestigious brands in the world. Coincidentally, this book came out just a month before his passing on December 5, 2017. The proceeds of this book go to the Padrón Family Foundation’s charitable programs.