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Happy, Happy, Happy: My Life and Legacy as the Duck Commanderby Phil Robertson
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This no-holds-barred autobiography chronicles the remarkable life of Phil Robertson, the original Duck Commander and andlt;iandgt;Duck Dynastyandlt;/iandgt;and#174; star, from early childhood through the founding of a family business.andlt;BRandgt;andlt;BRandgt;LIVING THE DREAMandlt;BRandgt;andlt;BRandgt;Duck callsand#8212;though the source of his livelihoodand#8212;are not what makes Phil Robertson the man he is today. When asked what matters in his life, heand#8217;s quick to say, and#8220;Faith, family, ducksand#8212;in that order.and#8221; andlt;BRandgt;andlt;BRandgt;It isnand#8217;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. Philand#8217;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 and#8220;good lifeand#8221; he always wanted. andlt;BRandgt;andlt;BRandgt;If you ever wind up sitting face-to-face with Phil, youand#8217;ll see that his enthusiasm and passion for duck hunting and the Lord is no actand#8212;it is truly who he is.andlt;BRandgt;andlt;BRandgt;If youand#8217;ve watched the exceedingly popular AandEand#174; program andlt;Iandgt;Duck Dynastyandlt;/Iandgt;and#174;, 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.andlt;BRandgt;andlt;BRandgt;But what you donand#8217;t know is his life before the show. In the pages of this book, youand#8217;ll learn of Philand#8217;s colorful past and his wild road to the and#8220;happy, happy, happyand#8221; life he leads today. Before the and#8220;happy,and#8221; Philand#8217;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 and#8220;romping, stomping, and rippingand#8221; for a number of years. He even left his wife and young boys for a short period of time.andlt;BRandgt;andlt;BRandgt;Through it all, Phil Robertson has lived his life as a and#8220;calledand#8221; 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 calland#8212;and finally, called to follow God and lead a life of faith. andlt;BRandgt;andlt;BRandgt;In this eye-opening and rousing book, youand#8217;ll find stories that will shock you, as well as those that will inspire you. Youand#8217;ll get to know the man behind the legend, and youand#8217;ll come away better for it.
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.
Life was always getting in the way of Phil Robertson’s passion for duck hunting.
An NFL-bound quarterback, Phil made his mark on Louisiana Tech University in the 1960s by playing football and completing his college career with a master’s degree in English. But Phil’s eyes were not always on the books or the ball; they were usually looking to the sky.
Phil grew up with the dream of living the simple life off the land like his forebears, but he soon found himself on a path to self-destruction—leasing a bar, drinking too much, fighting, and wasting his talents. He almost lost it all until he gave his life to God. And then everything changed.
Phil’s incredible story tells how he followed a calling 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. With great love for his country, his family, and his maker, Phil has finally found the ingredients to the “good life” he always wanted.
About the Author
Mark Schlabach is the coauthor of the andlt;iandgt;New York Timesandlt;/iandgt; bestselling books, andlt;iandgt;Happy, Happy, Happyandlt;/iandgt;,andlt;iandgt; Si-cology 1andlt;/iandgt;,andnbsp;andandlt;iandgt; The Duck Commanderandnbsp;Familyandlt;/iandgt;. He is one of the most respected and popular college football columnists in the country. He and his wife live in Madison, Georgia, with their three children.Phil Robertson was born and raised in a small town near Shreveport, Louisiana. After college he spent several years teaching but soon decided to devote his talents elsewhere: he began to experiment with making a call that would produce the exact sound of a duck, and thus Duck Commander was born. Duck Commander is still a family business, now featured on theandnbsp;Aandamp;Eand#174; TV seriesandnbsp;andlt;Iandgt;Duck Dynastyandlt;/Iandgt;and#174;.
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