The Girl the Gold Watch Everything Author:John D. MacDonald When Kirby inherits only one thing from his millionaire uncle: a pocket watch that can stop time. Only, the bad guys know that he has it, and will do anything to take it from him. But they don't know that he's found the girl of his dreams, and she's got a sense of humor that, when combined with the watch, is devastating.
I read this book over thirty years ago and several scenes are so memorable (read hysterically funny) that they are etched in my memory. It is the funniest book I have ever read by a wide margin. The downtrodden, gentle Kirby and his new girlfriend get delicious revenge over some evil bad guys using the magic watch that Kirby's inventor grandfather willed him.
This is like nothing else MacDonald ever wrote and it is a comic classic.