‘Unlocking Cousin Daisy’s Cabinet’ is a riveting, beautifully written and highly engaging compendium of a life well-lived and told in intensely personal yet also widely accessible recollections. It details and highlights the experiences, challenges, and adventures that the author has lived and his grapples with fate and destiny using his determination and all his energies. From a working-class, immigrant neighborhood in New York to witnessing the ‘Cold War’ Soviet Union, this thought-provoking memoir covers many timely topics. It reveals regional life in the U.S.A., work, politics, prejudice, religion, family dynamics, education, world travel and culture. It also recounts the consequences of the untimely murder of a friend. At times provocative, frequently amusing, it is an authentic portrayal of life’s experiences.