New Book “A Slot Machine Ate My Midlife Crisis” Strikes It Big On Humor Charts

Woodbury generates excitement among readers with her bittersweet coming-of-mid-age novel that chronicles the adventures and misadventures of a confused, unhappy 45-year-old newlywed who flies to Vegas for a girls’ weekend. But is it just a weekend?
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Oct. 17, 2011 - PRLog -- Denver, Colorado  – The release of “A Slot Machine Ate My Midlife Crisis” on August 16, 2011 by SynergEbooks has made a splash in the publishing world. This debut novel by Irene Woodbury has hit the top position of the Humor Category bestsellers.  It also notched the number two spot in Humor at in Europe.
Woodbury’s novel is an insightful, first-person account of a midlife crisis in progress.   And was there ever a better time, or place, for regrouping than Las Vegas from 2005-2007:  at the top of the bubble, a pit of giddy, gaudy excesses and seductive illusions, when too much wasn’t enough, and we all thought the good times would never end?
Woodbury, a former travel writer, has the chops to describe Las Vegas in glorious and stunning detail.  The unforgettable characters, coupled with the zany action in “A Slot Machine Ate My Midlife Crisis,” makes it a hard book to put down.

Reviewers are already raving about the book. One called it “a great book filled with humor and insight.”   Another reviewer said, “All the characters from her [Wendy’s] best friend Paula to her confused hubby in Houston are animated and hilarious.”

“A Slot Machine Ate My Midlife Crisis” was a 5-year project that began in 2005. Her inspiration came from Woodbury’s curiosity about what might happen if she stayed in Las Vegas rather than going home.  This book is a product of those thoughts and fantasies.

Woodbury welcomes and looks forward to opportunities to do readings of her book. She is anxious to share her experiences of Las Vegas, which she describes as an “iconic, legendary city that’s a tribute to American chutzpah and ingenuity.”

The publishing world has found a compelling blend of screwball comedy and dark humor in Irene Woodbury’s “A Slot Machine Ate My Midlife Crisis.” It is funny, sexy, raucous, bizarre, and at times even tender. It is packed with action and filled with local flavor. Readers are enjoying the book so much that it has gained a large following. It is not surprising that it has landed high on the Humor Category bestseller lists at and

About Irene Woodbury:

Irene Woodbury is a first-time author. She got her start in publishing as a travel writer.  Between 2000 and 2005, her stories were published in the Los Angeles Times, The London Daily Telegraph, Washington Post, and other newspapers and magazines. Woodbury is a member of Madison Who’s Who. She may be contacted for readings.

Woodbury considers her first book a unique and exciting project. She continues to travel and still reaches for her notebook and pen in every locale she visits.   More fiction is bound to be on its way from Irene Woodbury in the very near future.

“A Slot Machine Ate My Midlife Crisis” is available at the following outlets:

Amazon Kindle
Barnes and Noble

The ISBN number is 0-7443-1497-6.

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