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Uncommonsense is not found in common places, hence the creation of this online bazaar. Every resource here provides unconventional insights for an exceptional life outside the confines of the status quo. If you're seeking more from life, look no further. Here's to an uncommon life – a life on your terms.

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Kim Chandler McDonald

"In my position as founder and editor of the Innovation Interview series, I have had the good fortune to interview many interesting Innovators - all leaders in the fields - from around the world. Kent stands out as extremely inspiring, gracious and with a great generosity of spirit."

- Kim Chandler McDonald, Executive Vice President, Flat World Navigator

Rebecca Zorowit

"I cannot even tell you how impressive your writing is, in addition to, your drive, dedication, determination and most significantly, productivity... It's truly astonishing!!!"

- Rebecca Zorowitz, Vice President of Ooh La La Candy

Bryan Hwang

"Kent has provided me through his work the tools to develop my entrepreneurial skills. I highly recommend Kent's work for any striving entrepreneur looking to grow professionally and personally. Not only is Kent a great asset to a business, but to society as well."

- Bryan Hwang, Consultant,

Paula Woodley

"Kent is exceptionally bright, an incredible writer and is driven more than anyone else I have ever known. He has depth and maturity far beyond his years -- but what is most impressive to me is his understanding of people, his grasp business principles, and his genuine kindness to others."

- Paula Woodley, Lecturer, University of Southern California

Wendy Harrington

Dynamic and determined, Kent certainly walks his talk. His rounded approach to life is refreshing, encompassing both our inner and outer worlds. He has helped and continues to help many people achieve the success and peace they are searching for, through speaking, coaching, his books and events.

- Wendy Harrington, Author, Owner, & Therapist at Wendy Harrington

Susan Taylor Suchy

A great role model and mentor to everyone, young and old. He inspires me constantly!

- Susan Taylor Suchy, Instructor of Sciptwriting, Creative Writing at Saddleback College

Tyler C. Stevens

"Kent is an inspiration to work with. He is wise beyond his years and brings that wisdom to everything he does. A creative, talented and insightful writer and speaker, Kent is an irreplaceable asset."

- Tyler C. Stevens, Student

Shane Underwood

"Dude, your book changed my life!!!"

- Shane Underwood, Student

Jack Canfield

"I've read a lot of books for young people, but this is the best one yet! I wish I had "Cool Stuff" when I was younger. It's a guaranteed blueprint for building a lifetime of fulfilling relationships, happiness, and financial success starting now!"

- Jack Canfield, Co-Creator of the Chicken Soup For The Soul series

Richard Carlson

"This book is a real gem. In my opinion, it's a must read for all teens and anyone who cares about teens-parents, friends, grandparents, etc. It's a mentor in a book. I would have benefited greatly by reading this book as a teen."

- Richard Carlson, Ph.D Author of the "Don't Sweat The Small Stuff" series

Mark Victor Hansen

"Kent expresses his message with enthusiasm, love, light, energy, and insight. Travel as far as you need to hear his lasting brilliance. I love him and all the good he is doing."

– Mark Victor Hansen, Co-Creator of the Chicken Soup For The Soul series

Allie Dilbeck

"You really put a spin on my world today by inspiring me to actually try and achieve my dreams... and not only trying but actually believing I can try!"

- Allie Dilbeck, Student

Evan Stewart

"Coming out of High School into the real world was a hard step for me. Your book taught me a lot even though I have been living on my own for a while. I feel like I have the confidence to start the online business I always wanted. Thanks again."

- Evan Stewart, Budding entrepreneur

Kelsey S

"This book isn't like other kinds of books. It is way cooler and tells you information that is actually USEFUL!"

- Kelsey S, Student

Valeria Galian

"Thank you for writing your book ... Oh my gosh ... It's the best I have ever read. I just can't put it down!!! It's the most popular book here at school. When you release a new book, trust me, I'll be looking for it."

- Valeria Galian, Student


The One Minute Student

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At first, it seemed like a simple assignment given by her journalism teacher, but discovering the perfect student sends Becky on a non-stop adventure filled with laughter, empathy, confusion, and some unexpected “Ah-ha” moments...


What you will discover

Find it difficult to stay focused on a traditional non-fiction book? Then this book is for you!  This is an easy-to-read, fast-paced, humorous, and enjoyable parable filled with many surprising life lessons. A good story helps you learn without knowing you're learning. This book offers a practical and insightful journey all students—and adults—should experience!  This book is extremely unique--there is no other book like it on the market today.

After attending 4 different high schools on two different continents, speaking with students internationally, and personal coaching individuals of all ages and backgrounds, Kent Healy has learned some lesser-known, but crucial ife-lessons that can dramatically increase personal success and fulfillment both on campus and off. And as Kent recognized, these key concepts are not being taught in school or in most households.  This means that many students are left to go through life using the process of trial and error only to discover these valuable life-lessons very late in life (if at all).

So... Join Becky (the book's herione) on this wild, but intriguing journey and come away with profound lessons about what it takes to succeed in school and create an extraordinary life. This easy to read story is filled with many surprising life lessons for students of all ages—a practical and insightful journey all students should read!

Want a sampler? Download the first 4 chapters for free.

The reader will discover important life lessons about how to:

  • Master time management
  • Build your people skills and strengthen your relationships
  • Set powerful goals
  • Be grateful and increase your happiness
  • Use feedback to excel faster
  • Create empowering habits
  • Use curiosity to boost academic performance
  • And countless other practical lessons about character and the principles of long-term success.



“Put simply, it’s brilliant a clever combination of suspense and truth…a real page turner. One girl’s quest becomes your own, bound together on an unlikely journey to dig up deep meaning, unknowingly in search of personal fulfillment. From an educational standpoint, this book needs to be read by every teenager passing through our public school system today, to teach habits of success and character development.”

- Tiffany George, Six-year AVID Coordinator at SCHS. California League of High Schools, Educator of the Year 2007

"This book is fun to read and it appeals to those who enjoy fiction books, but are looking for a positive message. Although it is definitely not limited to schools, educators have expressed a high level of interest in this book. “The One Minute Student” shows readers the “how to” of taking the initiative to be successful as students and in life. Kent’s message is so positive and the advice so accessible that it can motivate the student in all of us. I’ll be recommending the book to doctoral students in my educational leadership courses."

- Dr. Raghu P. Mathur, Chancellor. South Orange County Community College District.

“I loved The One Minute Student because it tells you everything you need to know about goal setting, having a positive attitude, and not complaining!  I also liked it because it had a great story line.  It was one of the BEST books I have ever read. I think it was the best book you have written so far!!!” 

- Kristen, 11

“Finally, a book that my teens can read that teaches them the important lessons in life in a fun and engaging manner. I too could not put the book down. Every chapter is filled with lessons I want my children to learn and apply to their everyday lives. Not only will it help my kids, it will help me stay focused on being a good role model for them. Thank you, Kent, for writing such a brilliant book that my kids will actually read. I am going to give it to every teen I know.”

- Liz, Parent

“The story starts off at 100mph focusing on a female journalist, Becky Winston, who guides you through a journey of knowledge and life-altering experiences... On top of being able to relate to the characters, each chapter recapped the "lesson" learned within it so that you wouldn't have to go back and search for important lines. I'll be the first to admit that I'm not very fond of reading, but this book had me hooked and was definitely a pleasure to read. The only regret I have is not reading this sooner!”

- Grace, 17

“I could not stop reading this book once I picked it up. It is a very fun read. Kent Healy brilliantly weaves in extremely significant life tools with a fantastic story line. Although this book is marketed to young adults, it is a great read for any age. I am 28 and this book has become extremely helpful to me. I am happier, more productive, and feel that I have a fresh perspective on life. Page 91 was (and still is) life changing for me. I highly recommend this book!”

– Tiffany, 28


Table of Contents


Ch 1: A Bumpy Start  

Ch 2: The Project Begins  

Ch 3: The Search Is On

Ch 4: Scholar or Success?

Ch 5: A Popular Letdown  

Ch 6: A Surprising Conversation  

Ch 7: Define it, to Find It  

Ch 8: First Name Basis  

Ch 9: A character in the Library

Ch 10: The Introduction  

Ch 11: A Spark of Curiosity  

Ch 12: The Meeting  

Ch 13: Coach Carlson Tells it like it is  

Ch 14: The Real Deal  

Ch 15: Reality Check

Ch 16: An Attitude of Gratitude  

Ch 17: Behind the Scenes

Ch 18: The Friend Factor  

Ch 19: A Different Outcome

Ch 20: Teacher Talk

Ch 21: Time Out  

Ch 22: The Home Stretch

Ch 23: Back to the Oracle

Ch 24: Conclusion


Book Specs

Perfect Paperback: 207 pages
Publisher: Cool Stuff Media, Inc.; 1st edition (April 23, 2008)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 0976025841
ISBN-13: 978-0976025849
Product Dimensions: 8 x 5.2 x 0.4 inches
Shipping Weight: 9.6 ounces


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All physical books (excludes ebooks) authored by Kent Healy and sold through this online store will be personally signed by him.

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