Phil Robertson, founder of the Duck Commander business, lets us into his life in Happy, Happy, Happy: My Life and Legacy as the Duck Commander. We are taken behind the scenes of what you see on Duck Dynasty and finally understand why they are the way they are.
Phil takes us on a journey starting with the time he wasnt such a Christian. His early days were spent drinking and getting into trouble until he found God at the age of 28. From then on he decided to live a life by the gospel. Phil is very up front about his mistakes and it is the reason he is the man he is today. He stands his ground when he believes he is right but when he is wrong he will admit it. He and Ms. Kay instill in their children the Christian way of living along with the skills to live off the land.
I did not watch Duck Dynasty much before listening to this audiobook. Now I enjoy the television show. There is more than meets the eye in this family and I see the entire clan in a different way. I may not agree with everything that they do or believe but at the core this is a family that base their life on living it the best way they know how.
This is the story of the patriarch of the popular TV show Duck Dynasty. I admit that I am amused by this family, and wanted to know more about the reality of them.
The family is indeed quite close, but it wasn't always that way. Born and raised into a large family in Louisiana, hunting was a way of life. Phil grew up hunting, and loved the land, as well.
It may surprise some, but Phil went on to college, playing football with Terry Bradshaw at Louisiana Tech. He also received a degree in physical education, including a master's degree in education. Phil went on to teach.
As a sideline, unhappy with marketed duck calls, he began to make his own. Phil wanted a realistic duck call. It was 1972 when he came out with the first "Duck Commander".
The family was another situation. Phil and childhood sweetheart, Kay, married. However, they struggled through Phil's "wild years". He even left her and his boys for a while. Eventually, they reconciled, and Phil knew he had to turn his life around.
Phil and Kay went on to raise their four boys, while Phil grew the family business as the "Duck Commander". He also began to do public speaking and preaching the Gospel, which he still does today. Coming back to his roots of faith, family, and ducks Phil Robertson is "Happy, Happy, Happy".
The book will entertain you, surprise you and perhaps even inspire you. It did me. I respect faith, family, and traditions and those who abide by these.