Perhaps you’ve tuned in to the popular reality show on A&E, Duck Dynasty, and met the Robertson family before now. However, until my recent interview with Phil Robertson for his new memoir, Happy, Happy, Happy: My Life and Legacy as the Duck Commader, I was unfamiliar with the show, their company Duck Commander, or Phil Robertson himself. After the interview I can say I learned quite a bit. Not only about ducks and duck calls, but about Phil’s spiritual journey from a rebellious and self-destructive young man to a devoted family man, earnest follower of Jesus, and a ground-breaking entrepreneur. His manner surprised me as well. Here’s a man who owns a multi-million dollar company, is the star of a top-rated television show, but his attitude was low-key and unconcerned with his fame. I found Phil honest, disarming, and above all filled with gratitude for “the good life” he is now able to enjoy. One the Robertson clan’s mottos may be “Fear the Beard,” but after talking to Phil, I wasn’t afraid, instead I felt encouraged.
I hope you’ll take a moment to listen to Phil’s interview and check out his story behind the cameras in Happy, Happy, Happy.