Tuesday, November 12, 2013

Si-Cology 1

Title: Si-Cology 1
Author: Si Robertson w/ Mark Schlabach
Publisher: Howard Books
Pages: 231
ISBN: 978-1-4769-4537-4
Publication Date: September 3rd, 2013

Synopsis:
As you read this book, there are a few things you have to understand: 95 percent of my stories are truthful. Every member of the Robertson family has the God- given gift of storytelling. Hey, when you’ve sat in a duck blind for more than half of your life, you have to figure out some way to pass the time! It’s better than looking at Willie and Jase for six hours! Many of the stories I like to tell happened when I was a young boy or when I was in Vietnam. At my age, a few of the details are cloudy, but I’ll recollect the coming stories as best I can. Hey, just remember it isn’t a lie if you think it’s true! It’s up to you, the reader, to figure out what’s truth and what’s fiction. Best of luck with that, Jack! May the force be with you.

Hey, another thing you have to know: my stories are kind of like my vocabulary. You might have noticed I like to say “hey” quite a bit. “Hey” can mean anything. It can mean “yes,” it can mean “maybe,” and it can mean “no.” Hey, it could mean “next week.” The bottom line is, you have to understand “hey” to understand me.

And if you know anything about Silas Merritt Robertson, you know I’m a hard rascal to figure out.
—From the Prologue
Review:
It is no secret that I am a huge Duck Dynasty fan! I make sure that old and new shows are DVR'd each week. I own many Duck Commander shirts and a few duck calls now. My kid has her own camo and her own duck call. She wanted all that after seeing an episodes with the the little girls hunting in their own duck blind that Phil made for them.

When I saw that Si Robertson or Uncle Si to everyone who watches the show, was coming out with a book I knew I had to read it. Uncle Si is one of my favorite people on TV and I couldn't miss the opportunity to read about him.

Si-Cology 1 has to be one of the most genuine books I have read in a while. Si opens up in his biography about his youth, his time in the Army, and his married life. As I read through this book, it felt like Si was right there telling his story to me, not like I was reading it. With the sincerity, there was also a good deal of humor, and the typical "Hey" and "Jack", you can't go with out those.

As "reality" TV becomes the norm (sigh), people in general, place these families on pedestals of sorts. Si lets us into his life a little bit more than the TV allows and introduces us to his life before Duck Dynasty and the decisions that brought him to where he is now. The love for his family and his Savior Jesus is prevalent through he whole book, even when he was dealing with tough situations. Reading about his faith is inspiring and I'm glad he shared his story with all of us.

I sailed through this book quickly, it was hard to put down. The more I read about the Robertson family, the more I admire them.

Too Read!
5 out of 5

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