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1-800-Laughing-Out-Loud: A former Navy Seal's straight-talking, often…

by Chris Bent

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Saying that I liked Chris Bent’s ‘1-800-For-Women-Only’ is an understatement—I absolutely loved that book, particularly Bent’s distinct “staccato bursts” style of writing his chapters. That’s why I immediately ordered ‘1-800-Laughing-Out-Loud’ because, I thought, if the previous book’s funny, then this one must be even funnier. And I’m glad to report I’m right about that assumption.
When they describe this book as “irreverent”, they’re not actually kidding—imagine chatting with an Uncle who has been everywhere and done almost everything in his life, this book feels like that experience. Often, the book drops your jaws with a turn of phrase you never expected. Bent’s chapters are refreshingly just the right length—they’re quick punches to the brain that leaves you wanting for more. They’re also deeply relevant to our time: “No Worries,” for example, are just begging to be shared on social media.
But more importantly, despite the humor, Bent’s writing exudes with wisdom and intellectual gravity—after all, the author came from a discipline that practically constantly placed him in a life or death situation. His witty observations on life, the universe and everything—to borrow a Scot Adams line—are, in many ways, just priceless. I would gift this book to everyone I know. Five stars. ( )
  jblazarte | May 12, 2015 |
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1-800-LAUGHING-OUT-LOUD is the fourth volume of writings by a former Navy Seal, Chris Bent, who over his lifetime has served country, family, and the poor. He is known for writing inspirational books about Life Values, Family, Self Respect, Good and Evil. This book explores the unique aspects of Life's Value Proposition and engages our brain to think about ourselves and others in relationship to what is going on in the world and in our own backyards. Written in short chapters, Chris Bent's wit and humor tackle some serious, and not so serious, subjects and will have you laughing out loud, and sometimes wondering if you should be laughing at all..... This book is a straight-talking, often irreverent and funny look at self-discovery. It hopes to revitalize your spirit with, humor, hope and inspiration. With what Chris Bent refers to as his "writs and wit," this book invites examination of modern day issues that are shaping our world's morality and its very future.

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