Chris Bent graduated from Yale and became a Navy “Frogman” graduating from BUDS Class 31E Basic Underwater Demolition SEAL Training. He was an officer in Underwater Demolition Team 21 (which eventually became SEAL Team 4 in 1984). He had the honor of recovering several spacecraft, including Gemini 6/7 & AS-201, the very first Apollo Spacecraft to go into space.

After the Navy, he worked in retailing in various stores including Lord & Taylor, B. Altman, Brooks Brothers, J. CREW, and even the World Wrestling Federation. He and his wife now run one of the most successful independent women’s accessory stores in the country.

Troubled by all the pain and injustice in the world, he is driven to write in brief chapters that touch universal truths. Helping us search and find where we are meant to go. Helping us to make a difference. Helping us not to quit. Hopefully…..

Leaving Something Behind…

All the 13 books of the 1-800 series were written for my daughters so they could know their dad’s journey and final destination. Life is about more than family portraits at holidays on the wall. There is so much to be learned, to pass on… except for the most part it isn’t. Good must win over evil. Love must turn the tide. We must share it better. Families are listening even though they pretend they are not. Envelopes must be left in attics so that 200 years from now our wisdom and love is not lost. This is my prayer.

Chris Bent – Author of 13 books in the 1-800 series:

1-800-I-Am-Unhappy (Volumes 1 and 2)

Chris Bent Books are available at

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