Neil Clarke, a schoolteacher, suddenly discovers he has magical powers. In fact, with the wave of his hand, he can make absolutely anything happen. From wiping out a particularly disruptive class (and then bringing them - and anyone else who has ever died! - back to life), to turning his best mate into the kind of man women would not only die for, but would worship to the ends of the earth and back.
The only snag is getting the words right and of course, knowing what he really wants.
Mishap after mishap finally leads him to the ultimate conundrum that all men dread and at which many have failed; should he choose the girl or the dog...?