Review – The Duck Commander Family

15800651Title: The Duck Commander Family: How Faith, Family, and Ducks Built a Dynasty
Author: Willie and Korie Robertson
Series: N/A
Genre: Nonfiction – biography
Number of Pages: 259

My Rating: 

Synopsis

Willie and Korie Robertson tell the story of their lives behind the Duck Dynasty show. They talk about the good and the bad and how they turned a small business into a large company.

Review

If you like the A&E show Duck Dynasty, you’ll love this book.

I love this book. I was fascinated by the behind-the-scenes stories of the Robertson family. Willie and Korie talk about their entire lives from growing up, to dating and marriage, to raising children and adopting, to building a business.

I listened to the audiobook, and it was wonderful to hear Willie and Korie read the book themselves. Their unique personalities come through as they take turns telling their stories. You should read the hardcover, though, if you want to see some of the Robertson family photos including the guys before they had beards.

The Robertson’s story is inspiring. I learned about how the Duck Commander business was built from scratch by an impoverished family. Through hard work, they turned it into a lucrative company with its own TV show and line of merchandise. The Robertsons are one eccentric family who manages to work together and still love each other.

Even though it’s more serious than the show, the book still includes a good dose of humor. Willie and Korie tell some hilarious stories from their lives.

The book includes an occasional recipe for such southern classics as frog legs, various crawfish dishes, and of course, duck gumbo.

I recommend this to:

  • Fans of Duck Dynasty.

Quotes

• We traveled all over Europe on a Eurail pass. We didn’t have any money for hotel rooms, so we would just sleep on trains and wake up the next morning in a new country. It was so exciting. As part of our studies, we had to visit certain museums and write essays on the art we saw. I was an art education major, so I loved every bit of this part of our trip, but it was a totally new experience for Willie. By the end of the trip, he said he had more culture than the yogurt section of the grocery store!”

• Like Uncle Si says, it’s never a good family reunion when you start firing relatives.

• My advice is: Don’t take yourself too seriously, laugh a lot, enjoy your time with family, and appreciate the unique talents of others. Trust in God, love your neighbor, say you’re sorry, forgive, and work hard. Sit down to a good meal, turn off your cell phone, respect your elders, and, of course, get out in the woods and enjoy some good ol’ frog legs. That’s the Robertson way!

• I think that’s the only way you can ever be truly successful in this world. You have to acknowledge that it is from above. And you have to have the confidence that even if you lose it all, things will be okay. You have to be willing to fail, and all the while work your tail off to succeed.

Who’s your favorite Robertson on the show? Let me know in the comments.

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2 thoughts on “Review – The Duck Commander Family

  1. Sounds like a great book! I think Uncle Si is probably my favorite Robertson on the show. He has an interesting personality and is funny with all of his unique quirks.

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