The Pheromone Factor
About the Book
Widows, kids, lovers, businessmen, presidents, cabinet officers, waitresses, artists, teachers, writers, lawyers and crooks all get their triumphs and comeuppances in novelist Lewis Kornfelds brilliant first collection of short and very-short stories. Mayhem and murder share equal billing with witty, pleasant tales reminiscent of O. Henry; and all are peopled by characters from juniors to seniors few of whom seem beyond plotting to reduce or increase the population (by one or more lives) without notice or trepidation.
One of Kornfelds lawyers falls in love in an elevator, another dies leaving a fortune he wasnt supposed to have. His cabinet officer and president plot ways to save (and alter) the Post Office Department. An accountant goes berserk over the presence of foreign luxury cars on our highways. In an hilarious tale, reporter Linda Olsons NFL locker room brouhaha is revisited in a small Texas town. So by now you get the point...that Lewis Kornfelds reach is from Paradise to Hell, with plenty of earthy stops in between.
Prediction: The 25 stories that comprise The Pheromone Factor will leave you gasping, laughing, crying, wishing for more, just like the authors recently published novel, Fielders Choice!
About the Author
Perhaps best known for his long presidency of Radio Shack, Lewis Kornfeld turned to writing in 1983 with his still-in-print book on advertising and marketing, "To Catch a Mouse, Make a Noise Like a Cheese." His first novel, "Fielder's Choice," was followed by "Adam's Wives," "A Female Companion," and a short story collection, "The Pheromone Factor." He has BA, MA and LHD degrees from the University of Denver and Boston University, was a reporter for The Rocky Mountain News and a communications officer in the U. S. Marines in WWII. He resides in Fort Worth, Texas.