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The Women of Duck Commander: Surprising Insights from the Women Behind the Beards About What Makes This Family Work

4.06 of 5 stars 4.06  ·  rating details  ·  923 ratings  ·  149 reviews
An Inside Look at the Robertson Women

In the pages of this book, you’ll find both fun and inspirational stories . . .

Kay shares the honest story of her relationship with Phil—and his wild and philandering years—and the challenges of being a teenage mother. Even more amazing, she shares the forgiveness she offered Phil and how they have now c
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Hardcover, 288 pages
Published April 1st 2014 by Howard Books
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Susan Snodgrass
Let me say this right off the bat: I love Duck Dynasty. We never miss the show. Lots of folks call the Duck Men rednecks and they'd be true. But they are some of the nicest rednecks I've ever seen!

The Robertsons love God, plain and simple, and have built their lives around their faith. However, for Phil Robertson, life was not always about faith. He did a lot of rough living before coming to Christ. And Miss Kay stuck by him through all his rough living and disregard for family.

This book is told
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Barbara
My boyfriiend gave me this book for my birthday, since we love watching this show together. Happily, it is not a wince inducing tell-all. Yet, reading these stories, you appreciate their faith, their strength, and their strong values. It was uplifting without being too heavy handed. bravo!
Maureen
Much better than I expected. The women are all honest - they laugh about their reputations as "gold diggers", since all of them married young: way before success or television came their way
One of the wives mentioned her husband skinning a few extra raccoons so they could buy clothes for their daughter to wear to school.

They are quite frank about their faith, and how they do not care how it looks to others on the outside.

the book was refreshing and a joy to read.
Bridgit
If you want dirty deets about the Robertson men, then this book is NOT for you! These women are not here to gossip, but did explain some of their struggles, however they spent a lot of time not only praising God, but praising their husbands and each other. They are wonderful examples of godly wives with awesome advice and consistently sharing their faith. 5 stars!!
Lindsey Riley
This book is full of great stuff... faith, family, food, and ducks!

Content-wise, this book deserved a five star review, but writing-wise, it only deserved four stars. I know a writer was employed to compose the book on behalf of the duck ladies, but she was sadly not that great.

I'm excited to read Phil and Jase's books now!
Sharon
This book was an uplifting, easy read...which in many ways I needed, especially after the last book I read.

I have a lot of respect for the women of the Duck Commander. I have only recently started watching "Duck Dynasty", but I love the family atmosphere. A quote on page 240 from Korie best describes my opinion on their show: "Some people have been surprised at our success; others are simply grateful to have a family-centered show that keeps the language clean, affirms traditional values, and ho
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Katy Jane
1. I cried twice reading this book. Stories of miracles and salvation and the way God works in people's lives makes me emotional.
2. I've read all of the other Robertson books so far and loved all of them. I think it would be good to give this book to a struggling woman. Whether that be with her faith, her marriage, her children, or her place in the world. This is a very encouraging book that would really help a woman in need.
3. I liked the question and answer session in the back.
4. It was good
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Kristin
This book offers a deeper look at these women, their faith, and families which I found humorous and inspirational; I admire the compassion this family has for its members and "others" in general. Their stories left me with a significantly more favorable impression of the Robertsons than I had from their show alone, which I understand is designed foremost for entertainment value. The family has a lot more to offer/teach than is presented on TV, and I'm glad they have a platform to share their his ...more
Kristina Silverbears
If you can make it through the first half of this book it's worth it. The first half reads like a homework assignment. I appreciate that each woman's voice sounds somewhat unique, like they had more of a hand in writing it. Meeting Lisa ( Alan's wife) was nice, but it really made me curious about Si's missing wife.
Jana
Getting to know a bit more of the personal side

I can't say I was surprised by anything I read. I've been a fan of the show and it was nice to read a little more about the personal side of each of the women.
Kim
This book is more about god and their faith in god than about their actual lives. For example Jessica hints at the fact that Jep almost didn't date her because of her past but never actually gets into what happened - Lisa - Allan's wife was the most forthcoming of them all which was strange considering she has never been on the show before except the last episode when she said I am Lisa, Allan's wife. I had no idea Jase's son were as old as they are but since they are not on the show either. Phi ...more
Candielouhoo
So far this is by far the best book I have read that has been penned by any of the Robertson clan! These women are no holds barred the most honest and real women who seem to be telling things as they are whether they be good or bad, happy or sad! They are not afraid to say that Phil is a Hard man because they can back that statement with one as equally complementary as, that he is who he is and makes no apology! If he weren't that way he would not be the man we have grow to love and deeply respe ...more
Hannah
I LOVED this book! While I am a teenager and not a mother or wife I thought it gave me a great picture of how a God loving mother should be. I love how they incorporated stories about hard times in their lives. Its so amazing how much Faith and love for God these women have. I hope to be just as good as a mother as these ladies are. This book has encouraged me to be more friendly and open to people and to also spread God's word. What a great gift of Salvation he has given us.
Morgan Duplechin
I LOVE Duck Dynasty! Every time I see one of the Duck Dynasty books I immediately grab it and start reading it knowing I'll love it before I finish it. This book was no exception. This book included tons of stories on the women of Duck Commander. I really enjoyed reading all of their stories and I loved learning more about the Robertson family and their faith and values. This book was a great read. Happy reading! ;)
Louise
ISBN: 978-1-4767-6330-9
You've seen these spunky and loving women on Duck Dynasty, and you know that they are the beautiful wives of the quirky Robertson men, but you don't know much about who they are as women or what goes on when the cameras are turned off and the production crew has gone home.
Are they really who they seem to be - down-to-earth, sincere, commonsense, loving wives and mothers? Do the women really get along and support one another? Do they truly love their families as much as th
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Andrea
The women of the famous duck hunters, bare all in this emotional good read. Each of the wives, including the famous Kay Robertson, express their journeys in their families and marriages. Each of the wives take turns describing their upbringing, how they married into the well-known Robertson clan, and they faith they put in God to help raise their children.
Kay, Korie, Missy, Jessica, and Lisa are women of God first and fore most. They have each made mistakes and each describes how they have put
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Lee Margaret
This book was an enjoyable, refreshing non-fiction book on the women who are the wives of the men on Duck Dynasty.

To be honest, I have only watched 1 epistle at a cousin's house as I don't have cable and have only free digital channels (from a digital antenna). What I liked about this book was that it written by a group of authors and not one author. It is easy to read yet honest, straight forward. Obviously no one is perfect but by the grace of God these women lived the lives they lived and fo
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Beth Fisher
My review is probably not helpful for others because I loved this book for personal reasons. I loved that the women of Duck Dynasty were willing to tell their stories in such an honest, forthright way. I loved that they showed that being a Christian is not all peaches and cream, but tenacity and beliefs and hanging on when times get tough. I loved that they not only live their faith non-apologetically, but the whole family is such a close-knit, supportive, God loving group.

I found I had to ask
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Lynn
“Surprising insights” (from the cover) is absolutely accurate. I admire that the women each shared very personal stories, and consistently came back to the same guiding principles of God and family. This book could be listed under “Parenting 101” I wish my parents had taught me this way. I wish I had taught my daughter this way. I wish all parents would teach their children this way (that’s the teacher speaking in me - in six hours a day, teachers are limited in their time to influence youngster ...more
Jazzy Gonzalez
Besides the fact, that I absolutely adore this family, I was really touched by their personal testimonies. What first drew me to this book, was that the Women of Duck Commander and I share the same faith and values on multiple things, but I quickly learned within the first few chapters that this was not always so. The story of Kay and Phil was probably the most heart-rendering; not only was Phil the all-american boy who was the star of his high school football team, but a troubled teen who exper ...more
Rosemary Yakubowski
Another well written informative book on the family behind Duck Dynasty. Good read
Lisa
Another encouraging book summarizing the history if the Robertson clan. Focus on God and family. A very interesting read!
Bridgit
If you want dirty deets about the Robertson men, then this book is NOT for you! These women are not here to gossip, but did explain some of their struggles, however they spent a lot of time not only praising God, but praising their husbands. They are wonderful examples of godly wives with awesome advice and consistently sharing their faith. 5 stars!!
Brianna Peterson
I really enjoyed this book. The stories, or more like miracles, are very moving. I love this family!
My Book Addiction and More MBA
The Women of Duck Commander: Surprising Insights from the Women Behind the Beards About What Makes This Family Work by Kay,Korie, Missy, and Lisa Robertson with Beth Clark is an interesting Rich & Famous/Biography & Memoirs/ Leaders & Notable People. I like the book because it talked about God. People who like Duck Dynasty would love this book.The Duck Dynasty show is on A&E.The A&E channel is on 265.People who like the Duck Dynasty show would love this book.If you do like th ...more
Judy Stasiak
While I found the book interesting, I also found the stories a bit repetitive--especially if you have read any of the other books written by the family. There were 'new' stories- just not quite what I had expected. I would describe the book as a series of short stories written by each wife--in other words, it is a page or two written by this wife, then it switches to the next wife and so on.

The book had a common "everything is positive and happy" theme. The ladies really convey that they see jus
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Jayme
I listened to this as an audiobook and I really enjoyed it! It was read by all 5 ladies at various parts. It was nice to hear their perspectives on what has happened to their families, and they were very candid about the hardships that their relationships have been through.
Dan
I was really surprised to get a behind-the-scenes look at the women of Duck Commander. The authors were very open and honest about their lives, families, pasts, and desires. This gave emotion to the book that some biographies do not have.

I really enjoyed reading about how each of the women met their husbands and how they had to overcome difficulties to make their marriage work. Often for celebrities we see a faced of how happy and easy things seem to go when, in reality, there was much hard wor
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AnnieM
A perfect behind the scenes look at the show and the family. While obviously they are a "God Fearing" group, but it isn't just that. It's that they really are just like us. They struggled with money, drugs, alcohol or in many times all the above.

They want to be kind and respectful and want that in their kids, too. They all worry about the amount of technology. They fight a balance of time and family and work. Just like everyone.

It was a good listen, but probably won't listen to it again.


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Annie
I'm not giving this book five stars because of the writing (because it's not gonna knock your socks off). I'm giving it five stars because these women are honest, forthright, and bold. They are unashamed of the gospel, and their love for God, their families, and everyone else shines through every word they say. I enjoyed getting to know them better, Jessica in particular. I also appreciated how transparent Lisa was about her relationship with Alan. The more I read about the Robertsons, the more ...more
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“12. Missy, did you ever think your life would turn out like this? Missy: Never in my wildest dreams. I knew I wanted to be used by God in big ways. I always prayed He would trust me enough to use me to make a difference in His Kingdom, but I never dreamed it would be through a cable television show, the number one cable television show in A&E network history, as of this writing! Ephesians 3:20–21 best describes how I feel: “Now to him who is able to do immeasurably more than all we ask or imagine, according to his power that is at work within us, to him be glory in the church and in Christ Jesus throughout all generations, for ever and ever! Amen.” It is not because of any power or wisdom we possess that this happened. It is all because of His power, His power working through us. What a dream come true!” 1 likes
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