WASTED ON THE YOUNG by Ralph Schoenstein

WASTED ON THE YOUNG

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KIRKUS REVIEW

A one-bit stand-up joke which barely stays erect during its short course from the time when underachieving Randy Stone -- about to be 40 (he works for Pavlov's Pet Cuisine) -- accidentally discovers what a mix of testrogen and Ovaltine (later named Testrogine) can do. Oh the powers that can be restored along with youth as he gives an injection to a Washington Perle Mesta called Saralee -- and then to an aging Senator Kravitz with Presidential ambitions. There's a little Randy (plus the other two) sex before Saralee's rejuvenescence which has no more staying power than a light bulb. That's all -- and even if Mr. Schoenstein has a modest gift as a Catskills comic, there's only one lesson to be relearned -- waste not, want not.

Pub Date: June 21st, 1974
Publisher: Bobbs-Merrill