Life in the Fat Lane is a collection of memoirs about the life of an ordinary person who lived an ordinary life. But like everyone's lives, hers was unique to her. From growing up in a small Minnesota town to teaching in South Korea to working for the Federal Government, these memoirs will let you travel through one person's experiences and see how they shaped her life. Traveling with Phyllis in the fat lane will also give you some perspective regarding the difficulties of growing up and living in a world made for normal-sized people.
Phyllis Chi was born and raised in Cyrus, Minnesota. The population was about 350 people. She attended Augsburg College and began her teaching career in Clarissa, Minnesota. She moved on to teach for the Department of Defense in Korea where she met and married her husband of 35 years, Joon Chi. After teaching she began a long career with the US Government. Before she retired, she was part of the newly formed Department of Homeland Security. She has two children and one grandchild, and lives in Shakopee, Minnesota with her husband.