Today a successful businessman and inventor, the author looks back on his coming from his native Austria to the United States and his early years here. He writes with simplicity, warmth and humor. He tells of the trip across, the arrival of the wide-eyed, naive Austrian Jewish boy, of his fabulous brother Abel, whom he worshipped and who tried to Americanize him in haste. Abel was a generous impractical dreamer, who made and lost fortunes. There are the friends he made- the trips he took to Atlantic City and to Hollywood. There are his first short-lived jobs, his shift from barber to dental technician, to the textile business. There are his disastrous experiences with a bicycle, with a Model T Ford, a strange wooing, and so on. The less of a greenhorn Willig becomes the less entertaining is the book. This should appeal to some of the Papashvily audience.