This is a P.G. Wodehouse novel. Joey Cooley is a golden-curled child film star, the idol of American motherhood.
Reginald, Third Earl of Havershot, is a boxing blue on a mission to save his wayward cousin from the fleshpots of Hollywood.
Both are under anesthetic at the dentists when something strange happens - and their identities are swapped in the ether.
Suddenly Joey can use his six-foot frame to get his own back on his Hollywood persecutors.
But Reggie has to endure everything Joey had to put up with in the horrible life of a child star - including kidnap. "Laughing Gas" is Wodehouse's brilliantly funny take on the 'If I were you' theme - a wry look at the dangers of getting what you wish for in the movie business and beyond.
- Format: Paperback
- Pages: 304 pages
- Publisher: Cornerstone
- Publication Date: 02/10/2008
- Category: Classic fiction (pre c 1945)
- ISBN: 9780099514121