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Happy, Happy, Happy

4.07 of 5 stars 4.07  ·  rating details  ·  10,227 ratings  ·  1,109 reviews
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 playi
Kindle Edition, 224 pages
Published May 7th 2013 by Howard Books (first published May 1st 2013)
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C.S. Wilson
Phil Robertson for President!

This autobiography is a no-holds barred account of his life and the subsequent rise of Duck Dynasty. He doesn't gloss over the bad parts; he admits that he wasn't the best husband or father for a few years.

I have a lot of respect for him, for not pretending his life has always been perfect, for being man enough to admit that he chose the wrong path, and even more respect for him getting on track and raising his family according to his core values.

The world needs more
Kristen Wampner
I am a fan of this family and their show and what they believe and stand for so I was super excited to read this book that I had recieved as a Mother's Day gift. Here goes my review:

Book Cover - Loved this book cover and found it very attractive and fitting. *
Story - Loved reading Phils words, thoughts, & stories of growing up, raising his family, &
building Duck Commander. The book was fast paced and was a great read. *
Author - Phil Robertson is a very respectable person and a gre
Darren German
Not a lot of new information, if you read Willie and Korie's book, and watch the show. I recommend their book over this one. It's more compelling, and there is not as much repeating what you've seen on the show.

Glad I read it though. He kinda blows it in the end when he delves into partisan politics. That's when he gets contradictory, mischaracterizes the words of others to bolster his own opinion. Standard partisan stuff. A shame really. It was a fairly decent read until I found myself listeni
I enjoy the interaction among the family members on TV's Duck Dynasty and laugh at Jase's comments as he constantly gives brother (and company CEO) Willie a hard time. I also appreciate Phil's role as the wise, soft-spoken patriarch. Each show ends with a large family dinner and a prayer.

When I realized Phil had a best-selling book I wasn't sure what to expect but was pleasantly surprised with this readable account of his life growing up in the back woods, lakes and swamps of Louisiana. The larg
I haven't really watched much of Duck Dynasty because I'm an animal lover and my family warned me about all the snake shooting, duck shooting, squirrel shooting action going on -- but watching my family get hooked on the show and its characters has made me interested in the Robertsons as a family. So I borrowed this book from my dad and read through it.

There's a lot of chapters that have to do with killing things -- which is fine, if that floats his boat, so be it; I skimmed all of that or skipp
I wasn't expecting to like this book as much as I did, considering Phil Robertson's political beliefs are on the opposite end of the spectrum from mine. But, at least in this memoir, he comes across as sincere and believable, and I got a glimpse into a way of life I knew nothing about. I've never watched the "Duck Dynasty" shows (if that's what they are called), and being an American living in Europe, I'm always curious about various cultural phenomena happening back "home." His descriptions of ...more
Gail Welborn
***Wise words from the Duck Commander--who learned to be wise the hard way ***

Phil Robertson, popular star of A&E’s “Duck Dynasty” writes about his “Duck Commander” life and legacy in, Happy, Happy, Happy. He begins with the description of an idyllic 1950’s childhood in West Monroe, LA.

Phil’s childhood family lived in a “turn-of-the-century” log cabin and they depended on home-grown vegetables, fruits and the pigs’ chickens and cattle they raised for food. Since money was scarce they “…rar
Julia Maxwell
What a great book - started watching the show last year. This family has the values worthy of passing on!
A quite enjoyable book. Robertson is an interesting character from the few episodes I've seen of Duck Dynasty. His back story is so much different than my own, yet we are brothers in Christ and share the same faith. There is much I admire about the man.

A few details that stood out to me: he regularly uses the phrase "when I repented" to describe the time he became a Christian. I like that. No ambiguity about what it means to be a follower of Christ.

Second, he is a true laborer in God's harvest f
My husband and I enjoy watching Duck Dynasty, one of the few shows I watch. And, I love how they end each show with a family meal and a prayer. But, I learned so much about this family through Happy, Happy, Happy. Not just about their past, but also about their faith.

Phil Robertson wasn't always a successful, godly man. He married Miss Kay when he was only 16 years old (and she was 15) and he went through years of hard times - drinking, fighting, & breaking the law. But, his life changed whe
Miley Smiley
I love watching Duck Dynasty so reading this book for me was a must. I just find the lifestyle of the Robertson family so interesting and fascinating. In this book Phil tells about his early years and what it was like for him and his family when he was growing up. He grew up with not much at all and could have gone to the NFL. When reading this book I felt like Phil was my real grandpa and I was gathered around him with my siblings and he was sitting in a chair telling us stories from when he wa ...more
Jake Ratliff
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Happy, Happy, Happy
I enjoyed this book very much. It is the best autobiography I have ever read. Now I know that that sets it at a high standard, but it definitely hit the mark. It is about a simple man with a very interesting life story. Phil Robertson is a man that had a vision to make a new type of duck call that boomed in the duck call industry, and has evolved into the company that the Duck Commander is today. This year alone they have already sold 700
I must say I am a fan of Duck Dynasty. I know it isn’t everyone’s cup of tea, but I thoroughly enjoy the television show. When I found out that Phil Robertson had a memoir I just had to get my hands on it. I’m very interested in the history of the family and to find out more about their grassroots background and how they moved forward and accomplished the American dream. And they did accomplish it–truly.

The book wasn’t a tell-all memoir. If that is what you are expecting then you will be disappo
Lynn Dove
Just makes you happy, happy, happy reading it!

Seldom do I read a book cover to cover without stopping, but that's what I did with "Happy, Happy, Happy"; once I started reading I just could not put it down.

I will admit that I am a HUGE fan of the Duck Dynasty T.V. show, having followed the Robertson family since the show was first televised. Quirky (or quacky as the case may be :), the family antics are humourous and entertaining, but also filled with pathos and laced with family values and Godly
Kathleen (Kat) Smith
Sometimes the greatest lessons I learn about life come from reading people's autobiographies. In it, I glean information about a life that is uniquely different from my own and along the way take back something inevitably life changing. I think it's vital that at some point in everyone's life, you read biographies. It opens your eyes to possibilities you never thought possible until you finish the final page.

There probably isn't a person around who hasn't heard about Duck Dynasty, the newest re
Katy Jane
1. Many of the same stories were in Willie and Korie's book, The Duck Commander Family, but I didn't care. I also read a lot of the passages in Phil's voice. It was funnier that way.
2. I love how "take me or leave me" Phil is. He says whatever he wants and makes no apologies.
3. How evangelical Phil is really inspires me. As a Christian, how many opportunities have I wasted because I was scared? Phil says flat out that because he loves everyone he is going to tell them about God. He makes it sou
Faith, family, and ducks—in that order, as Phil Robertson will tell you—marks the hierarchy of the Robertson clan. The Robertsons have achieved fame and fortune due to their superior duck calls and, more recently, their hit television show on A&E, “Duck Dynasty,” but like most multi-million dollar success stories, the road has not always been easy. “Happy, Happy, Happy: My Life and Legacy as the Duck Commander” is the candid autobiographical account of Phil Robertson’s journey through life. ...more
Phil Robinson is a rugged outdoorsy kind of guy, sold out to the Lord after years of giving into sinful desires of the flesh. He has raised his family the way he was raised, in the woods, hunting, fishing, making a way of life that could sustain them. But that isn't all, he holds a masters degree in education, played football until he decided that the woods and gaming was where he belonged. His second string went on to be a Super Bowl champion. That is where he was headed before a flock of geese ...more
I read Willie Robertson's book a week prior to reading this one. I must admit I enjoyed Willie's book more, however that could be because we're around the same age.

I thoroughly enjoyed reading about Phil's early life. It was almost like reading about Little House On The Prairie because his family lived like they were in the 1800's!

The part that lost my interest was when he was describing different ducks and calls. I just wasn't too interested in that, but I did read it all.

I was also pleasantl
Donna Agnelly
I'm not afraid to admit that I am a huge Duck Dynasty fan. The guys are funny, the family is not dysfunctional, the family table is there at the end - so much better than all the dysfunctional reality tv out there. So, for me, this was an enjoyable read and things were not always happy, happy, happy for Phil Robertson - the family patriarch. He went through his own dark times and in his late twenties repented. This is a man of strong, fundamental religous beliefs which have guided his life for t ...more
Juliann Rager
Phil Robertson eloquently describes the joy of living simply, loving unconditionally, and serving humbly. Though probably not the purpose of the book, I was convicted of my own shortcoming with my family and my faith. This book delivered on detail. Anyone who has seen the popular television show will hear Phil's voice telling this powerful story of redemption and grace.
Too much hunting & preaching for me. I know, I should have expected it huh?
McGuffy Morris
This is the story of the patriarch of the popular TV show Duck Dynasty. I admit that I am amused by this family, and wanted to know more about the reality of them.

The family is indeed quite close, but it wasn't always that way. Born and raised into a large family in Louisiana, hunting was a way of life. Phil grew up hunting, and loved the land, as well.
It may surprise some, but Phil went on to college, playing football with Terry Bradshaw at Louisiana Tech. He also received a degree in physical
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Starting with the very plain-spoken discussion where Phil Robertson explains the first interest in making them reality television stars. When he postulates that the discussion in the boardroom centered on the question about where to ‘find’ a real family, and then proceeds to share his philosophy on family, hunting and his faith: hard earned, hard won and redolent with his simply phrased lessons about life and living well.

I was hoping to hear
Since I am a fan of Duck Dynasty, I found this book a very enjoyable read, as I got to know more about Phil Robertson who is a star in his family's reality TV show, Duck Dynasty which is shown on A&E. I loved the Phil-ness of the book, and while it's kinda hard to explain just what that is, anyone who's seen Phil on Duck Dynasty will known that Phil has a very distinct flavor; one that you don't see much nowadays. Basically, it was super redneck and super low-tech - and hey, the world could ...more
This is a wonderful book. Phil Robertson's story is inspiring and sincere. He's traveled a journey that is common to many, but what he's made of it is extraordinary. Some folks scoff at the Duck Dynasty reality-tv show, put off by the beards and the cammo, or by the simple ways, or by the guns and prayer. Yet this man has made a family that any American would be proud of. Tell me, is there another show on television, now or at any time that ends each episode with the family meal and a prayer to ...more
Rather than invite you in and tell you about another way of life. Phil Robertson stands at the door, hands-on-hips and derisively tells you that his way of life is the only way of life and that anyone who doesn't eat meat, kill things as a hobby, play football, worship Jesus, thinks or uses technology is a sissified cit-idiot. The code word for limp-wristed wastrel is "NERD". No thank you. I couldn't get past the commercial for his speaking engagements. This kind of anti-intellectual, pseudo-mas ...more
It makes me laugh when people are shocked by anything Phil Robertson says--especially after the latest debacle following his GQ interview. Have they never seen the show? Phil's voice comes through clearly and authentically in his book. He's not Shakespeare or C.S. Lewis--the book is a quick read--but there is a depth in his home-spun wisdom that stems from his careful study of the Bible and American History, and from his personal experiences. I am about as far-removed from his lifestyle as you c ...more
Andi Monhollen-hart
I loved this book. As a huge Duck Dynasty fan, I knew I would enjoy reading about the family but I was not prepared for the honesty about how this family came to be. The Robertsons have had their share of trials and tribulations. The frankness in which Phil tells the story was very emotional and I shed a tear or two. This book shows that, first of all, it's not an act for tv, and secondly, the Robertsons are a family to admire. From their humble beginnings to their larger than life personalities ...more
David DeValera
I was curious why a man who played *ahead* of Terry Bradshaw at LSU would give up becoming a top seeded professional Quarterback to hunt ducks. I still don't understand it. But, how can I argue with success? Phil Roberston is the head of the Robertson family that most of America has gotten to know thanks to the success of the TV show 'Duck Dynasty.' He and his clan had a multi-million dollar enterprise long before the TV show. I find this amazing as their best skill sets are gun knowledge, being ...more
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Phil Robertson was born and raised in Vivian, Louisiana. Phil was All-State in football, baseball, and track. He attended Louisiana Tech University on a football scholarship where he played first string quarterback ahead of Terry Bradshaw. After receiving his Bachelor's Degree in Physical Education and a Master's in Education, he spent several years teaching.

In 1972, the first Duck Commander call
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