272 pages, 9 × 6 × 1.1 in
October 9, 2012
The following ISBNs are associated with this title:
ISBN - 10: 147670354X
ISBN - 13: 9781476703541
About the Book
Faith. Family. DucksNin that order. This title gives readers an up-close and personal, behind-the-scenes look at the family in the popular A&E show, "Duck Dynasty."
Read from the Book
The Duck Commander Family 1 RICE ’N’ BEANS CONSIDER IT PURE JOY, MY BROTHERS, WHENEVER YOU FACE TRIALS OF MANY KINDS, BECAUSE YOU KNOW THAT THE TESTING OF YOUR FAITH DEVELOPS PERSEVERANCE. —JAMES 1:2–3 I know this might be hard to believe, but Phil was actually fishing when I was born. I was born on April 22, 1972, which was two days before Phil’s birthday. I guess he was out celebrating a couple of days early because when I came into the world at Tri-Ward General Hospital in Bernice, Louisiana, Phil was sitting in a boat fishing for catfish at Bayou D’Arbonne Lake. I was the third of Phil and Kay’s four sons, and Phil was only at the hospital to witness the birth of my youngest brother, Jeptha. Phil claims watching Jep’s birth traumatized him so much that he wasn’t sure he could ever have sex again. Of course, he says, it only took him about six weeks to get over it. I guess I’m just glad Phil was there nine months before I was born or I wouldn’t be here today. Phil likes to joke that he named me after one of his former students, who was a good football player but had failed the eighth grade three times. The truth is that I was named after Willie Ezell, my maternal grandfather, who passed away from a heart attack when Kay was only fourteen. I was born with very long, curly hair, and Kay joked that I looked a lot like the boxing promoter Don King. When Kay was getting ready to leave the hospital, they put me out in the hall with the other newborn babies. Sounds like a good
From the Publisher
Meet the Robertsons in this personal behind-the-scenes look at the stars of the exploding A&E® show Duck Dynasty®.
Faith. Family. Ducks—in that order.
This book gives readers an up-close and personal, behind-the-scenes look at the family in the exploding A&E® show—Duck Dynasty®. This Louisiana bayou family operates Duck Commander, a booming family business that has made them millions. You’ll hear all about the Robertson clan from Willie and what it was like growing up in the Robertson household. You’ll sample some of Willie’s favorite family recipes from Phil, Kay, and even some of his own concoctions; and you’ll get to know the beautiful Robertson women. You’ll hear from Korie about the joys and hardships of raising a family, running a business, and wrangling the Robertson men while staying fashionable and beautiful inside and out. Discover more about the family dynamics between brothers Willie, Jase, Jep, and parents Phil and Kay. You’ll even meet a fourth brother who isn’t in the show.
The popularity of Duck Dynasty is skyrocketing, garnering a Wednesday-night top two finish in all of cable.
About the Author
Mark Schlabach was a sports journalist for the Washington Post and the Atlanta Journal-Constitution before becoming a college football/basketball writer for ESPN.com. He has written seven books on college football including Called to Coach: Reflections on Life, Faith, and Football and Heisman: The Man Behind the Trophy. He is also the author of The Duck Commander Family: How Faith, Family and Ducks Built a Dynasty; Happy, Happy, Happy: My Life and Legacy as the Duck Commander; and Si-Cology 1: Tales and Wisdom from Duck Dynasty's Favorite Uncle.