Let me tell you a little something about my life. My husband is a country boy. And I don’t mean that he’s just a “drive the pick up and listen to Blake Shelton on the radio” kinda guy. He’s a “Hank Williams, let’s go deer hunting, wore his good cowboy boots to our wedding” kind of guy.
The Country Boy/City Girl dynamic in our backgrounds has caused more than a few compromises over the years. I would like to say that after all these years being married to me, he’s come to appreciate “cop shows” and realizes that music didn’t stop when the twang left country music (in my opinion, that twang phase is like disco clothes–best forgotten and never spoken of again) and he’s even taken me to a few musicals, plays, and art galleries over the years. On my part, I now know that some pick-up trucks are full of features, I can speak Texan, and am pretty good with a bow and arrow.
So, when Country Boy decided to start watching “Duck Dynasty” I watched a few episodes with him. For my part, I enjoyed the personal interaction among the family. I mean, who doesn’t have that one crazy uncle?
Eventually, Country Boy bought me the book “The Women of Duck Commander: Surprising Insights from the Women Behind the Beards About What Makes This Family Work” and I’ll tell you it was interesting. This isn’t a family that has been rolling in the dough for generations. It also isn’t a family that shies away from the struggles they’ve been through, both public and personal. It’s also not a family that always agrees. With my fascination into human behavior (and let’s face it, a lot of authors are fascinated with human behavior–it’s what makes the characters in our novels “tick”), I can honestly say I enjoyed the memories and stories shared in the book.
Miss Kay, Korie, Missy, Jessica and Lisa Robertson each share some painful events in each of their lives and explain how they’ve overcome those obstacles. Obviously, the book is also about their relationships and commitments to their families, each other and to God. If any of those topics offend you, I suggest you skip this one.
Me? I enjoyed it. I have no idea how much of the book is true, and how much is just “their truth,” but the writing felt genuine.
Anyone else read this book? Leave me a comment and let me know!
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