Tony Miglione is thirteen. His dad's an electrician with a sideline in inventing useless things, and three generations of the Miglione family fill a small house in New Jersey - until Tony's dad invents something that makes them rich.
Money makes a big difference. The family move to a luxury home in Long Island, Mr Miglione gets a prestigious new job; Mrs Miglione gets rich new friends; Grandma gets a colour television in her room; Tony gets a view of the gorgeous girl next-door, who undresses with the light on, a pair of binoculars, and anxiety attacks . . .
Being rich brings him a whole new set of complicated problems.
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