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Fat Old Woman in Las Vegas: Gambling, Dieting and Wicked Fun

fatoldwomanvegasAfter fighting off physical indignities that would keep a lesser woman in her recliner, Pat Dennis sets out on a solo journey to experience the loves of her life–Las Vegas, gambling and all-you-can eat buffets. Pat travels the two thousand miles alone from Minnesota to Sin City by car, train and greyhound bus. Pat’s ability to take an honest and often hilarious look at aging, declining health, out-of-control gambling and a myriad of nueroses, make this an inspiring, funny and enjoyable read. Pat Dennis’ short stories and humor appear in magazines such as Woman’s World and Minnesota Public Radio’s, Minnesota Monthly. Her work has been published in numerous anthologies, including Anne Frasier’s Deadly Treats. Who Died in Here?; The Silence of the Loons; Resort to Murder; Fifteen Tales of Murder, Mayhem and Malice From the Land of Minnesota Nice; Once Upon a Crime Anthology; Writes of Spring, and Mood Change. She is the author of the Betty Chance mystery series which includes Murder by Chance and Killed by Chance. The third book in the series, Dead by Chance, will be published in the Spring of 2016. Her other novels include Stand-Up and Die, and a Middle School novel The Witches of Dorkdom, written under her pen name, Nora England. Pat performed as a stand-up comedian with over a thousand performances at comedy clubs, Fortune 500 companies, women’s expos, and special events. She has appeared on the same venue as Lewis Black, Phyllis Diller, and Nick Swardson. Visit her at

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