Happy, Happy, Happy: My Life and Legacy as the Duck Commander
Phil Robertson, Mark Schlabach
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This no-holds-barred autobiography chronicles the remarkable life of Phil Robertson, the original Duck Commander and Duck Dynasty® star, from early childhood through the founding of a family business.
LIVING THE DREAM
Duck calls—though the source of his livelihood—are not what makes Phil Robertson the man he is today. When asked what matters in his life, he’s quick to say, “Faith, family, ducks—in that order.”
It isn’t often that a person can live a dream, but Phil Robertson, aka The Duck Commander, has proven that it is possible with vision, hard work, helping hands, and an unshakable faith in the Almighty. Phil’s is the remarkable story of one man who followed the call he received from God and soon after invented a duck call that would begin an incredible journey to the life he had always dreamed of for himself and his family. In the love of his country, his family, and his maker, Phil has finally found the ingredients to the “good life” he always wanted.
If you ever wind up sitting face-to-face with Phil, you’ll see that his enthusiasm and passion for duck hunting and the Lord is no act—it is truly who he is.
If you’ve watched the exceedingly popular A&E® program Duck Dynasty®, you already know the famed Phil Robertson. As patriarch of the Robertson clan and creator of Duck Commander duck calls, he fearlessly leads his family in a responsible work ethic and an active faith.
But what you don’t know is his life before the show. In the pages of this book, you’ll learn of Phil’s colorful past and his wild road to the “happy, happy, happy” life he leads today. Before the “happy,” Phil’s passion for the outdoors and wild living led him down some shady paths. As a young husband and father, he became the proprietor of a rough bar and lived a life, as he says, of “romping, stomping, and ripping” for a number of years. He even left his wife and young boys for a short period of time.
Through it all, Phil Robertson has lived his life as a “called” man. Called to live off the land, called to leave a starring role in Louisiana Tech football (playing ahead of Terry Bradshaw) for duck hunting, called to wild living, called to create a new kind of duck call—and finally, called to follow God and lead a life of faith.
In this eye-opening and rousing book, you’ll find stories that will shock you, as well as those that will inspire you. You’ll get to know the man behind the legend, and you’ll come away better for it.
own circus while growing up, but she didn’t know she was going to marry into one! Kay’s father hunted and fished, and she always loved those things about him. When I came along with the same attributes, she was naturally drawn to me. Her love for animals also came into play in our relationship. We were soul mates from the very beginning. It wasn’t long before I started taking her with me on fishing or hunting expeditions. My qualms about taking Kay into the woods were quickly relieved. And Kay
Something, Do It Right (Instead of Doing It Again) 11: Redneck Caviar Rule No. 11 for Living Happy, Happy, Happy Suck the Head of a Crawfish (You’ll Want to Do It Again and Again) 12: Prodigal Sons Rule No. 12 for Living Happy, Happy, Happy Learn to Forgive (Life’s a Lot Easier That Way) 13: River Rats Rule No. 13 for Living Happy, Happy, Happy Share God’s Word (It’s What He Asks of You) 14: Founding Fathers Rule No. 14 for Living Happy, Happy, Happy Read the Bible (We Can Still Save
the street?” the lady behind the counter asked me. “Yeah, yeah,” I answered mildly, noting her resistance. The clerk laughed and told me, “We don’t buy any duck calls. Son, you need to go to Bentonville.” “Bentonville?” I asked her, knowing Walmart’s corporate headquarters was several hours away in Arkansas. “Nah, I’ve just got some duck calls right here.” The clerk firmly told me no thanks and brusquely sent me away. So I drove on down the road and pulled up to the next few Walmart stores I
stayed the course and never gave up. I’ve always believed that if we did what was morally and ethically right, while continuing to steadfastly believe in what we were doing, we’d end up okay in the end. As long as we gave our best, continued to build products we believed in, and never strayed from God’s purpose for us, I knew Duck Commander would find a way to persevere. It’s what the Robertson family has always seemed to do. REDNECK CAVIAR Rule No. 11 for Living Happy, Happy, Happy Suck
stories. I’ve never owned a cell phone and don’t plan on ever having one. I’ve never owned a computer, and I’m still trying to figure out what the fuss over social media is all about. I can promise you one thing: you’ll never find me on Twitter or Skype. If anyone needs to talk to me, they know where I live. GREAT OUTDOORS Rule No. 2 for Living Happy, Happy, Happy Don’t Let Your Grandkids Grow Up to Be Nerds The Boy Scouts might have the motto “Be Prepared,” but where I grew up, you