Happy, Happy, Happy by Phil Robertson
My Life and Legacy as the Duck Commander

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There’s much more to the redneck royal than his down-home attitude might suggest.
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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.


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.

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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 the A&E TV series Duck Dynasty. Mark Schlabach is the coauthor of the New York Times bestselling book Called to Coach: Reflections on Life, Faith, and Football and The Duck Commander Family. 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.
Published May 7, 2013 by Howard Books. 242 pages
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, Sports & Outdoors, Humor & Entertainment, Political & Social Sciences, Nature & Wildlife. Non-fiction
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Reviewed by Gail Welborn on May 30 2013

If you weren’t a follower of the Duck Commander’s before reading the book, you will join his family of fans by the time the story ends.

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Reviewed by Michele Howe on Jun 14 2013

Robertson writes like Miss Kay cooks --- with zest, zeal, and overflowing with kindness and hospitality that is good for body and soul.

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Reviewed by Erin McCracken on May 09 2013

There’s much more to the redneck royal than his down-home attitude might suggest.

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Reviewed by Michelle Black on Jun 11 2013

With down-home candor and examples, Phil shares how the Lord helps him truly live for Him, and how sharing the Gospel of Jesus Christ with the lost and seeing the lost get saved is really makes him Happy, Happy, Happy.

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Reviewed by Hanley on Dec 06 2013

Phil likes to hunt, fish, and fighting beavers that are messing up his duck hunting land. Most of his life was spent in the woods. This is a really good book. It is actually one of my favorites.

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Reviewed by Hanleyt on Oct 01 2013

The theme in Happy Happy Happy is to trust in God no matter what happens. The tone of this book is smart, dangerous, and wild. Most of the time people aren’t emotional but there are some heart tugging parts.

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on Oct 12 2013

I love all the interesting stories that come from reading this book, to how the family spent their time growing up without Xbox or Nintendo games and instead spent their youth exploring fields, woods and swamps that surround their homes.

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Reviewed by Steve on Aug 30 2013

I have become a pretty big fan of Duck Dynasty, so when the chance to learn more about the family patriarch came along, I jumped at the chance. The book was well written in an easy to read story-telling fashion.

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Reviewed by Barbara on Feb 19 2014

Jesus is the testimony of Phil and family's faith. The gospel is clearly presented. I recommend this book as a gift for yourself and friends.

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