You guys, I have a confession. I LOVE the television show, Duck Dynasty. I know! Sometimes the dialogue feel super scripted, Uncle Si’s behavior is way over the top, and poor little animals get shot and eaten, but I just can’t help it!
I LOVE IT! Good, clean, funny entertainment in every episode. Plus, it is one of the few television programs that my husband and I can agree on to watch together.
Now, you may be wondering why I’m shamelessly promoting a television show on a book blog. Awhile back, I read a book written by the women of Duck Dynasty, and it was PHENOMENAL! Forserious!
While reading the true tales behind the strong family dynamic witnessed on the show, I fell in love with these guys. Not in a “I want to steal their man and wreck their marriage” way BY ANY MEANS, but more like I saw how the guys on the show underwent serious character development as their lives were shaped and challenged by tough circumstances that I wasn’t aware of.
The women of Duck Dynasty are immensely proud of and loyal to their men, but that’s because their respect was EARNED.
Phil has gotten in trouble over the years for unabashedly standing up for what he believes in. While I may not always approve of his abrupt way of communicating on touchy subjects, I can’t help but give him props for believing in something so fiercely.
I’ve always admired Willie’s positive attitude, and willingness to take risks to improve the family business. Reading about how he started out was crazy. They went from having almost nothing to having a multi-million dollar business. Somehow, he seems easy going despite all the success.
And Jace! Jace could very well be my favorite. I absolutely cannot get over what a good dad he is. His little girl was born with a cleft palate, and has had to undergo surgery after surgery in order to correct it. How he loves on his little girl is precious, and is in such stark contrast to the tough, macho, manly man he portrays.
If you haven’t read The Women of Duck Commander: Surprising Insights from the Women Behind the Beards About What Makes This Family Work, I highly recommend it! But beware! You may end up crushing on those camo wearing, bearded hunters!
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