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Si-cology 1: Tales and Wisdom from Duck Dynasty's Favorite Uncle [Kindle Edition]

Si Robertson
4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1,094 customer reviews)

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Book Description

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

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About the Author

Si Robertson, one of the stars of A&E®'s Duck Dynasty®, has worked and hunted for Duck

Commander since retiring from the United States Army in 1993. Si spends his time making

all of the reeds for the Duck Commander calls and working with his brother Phil to prepare

for the next duck season. Si lives in West Monroe, Louisiana, with his wife, Christine.

Excerpt. © Reprinted by permission. All rights reserved.

Si-cology 1

“The naked truth is much better than the best-dressed lie.”


Product Details

  • File Size: 2743 KB
  • Print Length: 241 pages
  • Page Numbers Source ISBN: 1476745374
  • Publisher: Howard Books (September 3, 2013)
  • Sold by: Simon and Schuster Digital Sales Inc
  • Language: English
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  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #5,603 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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137 of 141 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars More than just Uncle Si, Jack! September 4, 2013
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I bought this book after reading a pre-release interview with Mr. Robertson. I knew that crazy Uncle Si was most likely an exaggerated character and was curious to find out about the Si behind the beard- so-to-speak.

Mr. Robertson's book was a real treat and reminded me of the late nights I spent growing up listening to my uncles (who were raised in similar circumstances) swapping stories. The stories of his childhood and adolescence were funny and endearing. The interjections of interesting facts and bad jokes woven into the stories only added the the entertainment factor. I particularly loved his stories about Vietnam. Despite the fact that it was obviously a difficult time in his life, Mr. Robertson's positive and cheerfully silly narrative was refreshing and inspiring. He doesn't pretend the war was sunshine and rainbows but he shares the interesting things that he experienced and is honest about his flaws without being depressingly down. My favorite part of the book, though, was when he wrote about his wife and his children and his faith. The warmth and tenderness of his love for his family is heartwarming. Far from the lazy, selfish, crazy Uncle Si character, Mr. Robertson thoroughly proves himself to be a hard-working, intelligent, and all-round grade A guy. His book is absolutely enjoyable from cover to cover and I'm a happier person for having read it.
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26 of 28 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Tales and Wisdom September 10, 2013
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This is an amazing and inspirational book. Si adds his funny twist to make this a book for all ages. His faith in God and love of family is amazing.
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70 of 88 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Meet Uncle Si September 3, 2013
I must be one of the last remaining Americans never to have seen the show Duck Dynasty. Last year my son came home from school one day to report excitedly that Uncle Si was at his school, I had to seek further explanation. Turns out Uncle Si is one of the stars of the hit TV show, and his daughter was one of my son's teachers. Now that the Robertsons have firmly ensconced themselves at such a prominent place in popular culture, I decided to read Uncle Si's book and find out what he's all about.

So I learned that Uncle Si is a funny guy who tells good stories, which, apparently, why he is so popular on the show. Would his life story merit publication, were it not for a reality show about a family business which makes duck calls? Not likely. He tells some entertaining tales from his childhood and his time in Vietnam, and he has plenty of pithy sayings and throw away lines. I enjoyed his good-old-boy tone, and was amused by his take on the truthfulness of the tall-sounding tales he tells: "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!"

Duck Dynasty fans will want to read Uncle Si's wit and wisdom in Si-Cology 1. But general readers will want to take this book for what it is: a celebrity book published to capitalize on a TV show's incredible success. I will say this: if I ever find myself, for whatever reason, stuck in a duck blind, it would be much more enjoyable with Uncle Si along.

Thanks to Edelweiss and the publisher for the complimentary electronic review copy!
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13 of 14 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Hey -- Reading Si's book made my ride home go faster September 12, 2013
This is a very quick and easy read. I read it during a 6 hour plane ride and it made the trip tolerable. There were some laugh out loud moments but not as many as I would have thought. He tells the story of his childhood, wife and kids, his military career and briefly touched on what really brought him to fame (which is not something he sought). I've read all three "Duck Dynasty" books and I'd rate this one No. 2. Willie's book gives you the real background of Duck Dynasty. If you are a fan of the show -- you will enjoy it.
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14 of 16 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Not as funny as the show October 7, 2013
By Kyle G.
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Uncle Si is hilarious on the show Duck Dynasty. In this book he's telling the story of his life. He does have some funny quotes, but it's not the same. His comedic wit is best when it's taken in context of what everyone else is doing on the show. Still an interesting read to get the background of who he is.
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9 of 10 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Hilarious October 3, 2013
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It was a hoot. Those Robertson's are hilarious. They will do almost anything. A must read. Read it twice, at least.
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21 of 27 people found the following review helpful
If you had ever heard about reality series "Duck Dynasty" then you know who is Si Robertson, or as they call him "favorite uncle".

But this is not usual series fan book, because the book is centered on this character, and reader can find out lot of details about him and where he is coming from, there isn't much detail about other cast from "Duck Dynasty" series.

The show itself is mentioned few times and there are lots of pictures of people who participate in series, although not the whole cast on same photo.

It's funny and entertaining to read, although pretty short taking into account the large number of images found inside.
Si is telling a story of his life, about hunting and fishing, some from Vietnam (`Nam), about his children and wife, all the time using his inevitable Uncle Si-isms so his fans won't be disappointed.

I watch this series occasionally so I was familiar with most of the things which are mentioned in first part of book that is probably the only drawback for someone who is familiar with the show.

But overall, this book could be recommended for fans of series, people who like hunting and fishing, or simply for anyone who wants a few good laughs.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars great
can't help it i love these guys and love reading the stories behind the tv reality is one of my favourites and i had no idea of what his early life was before the... Read more
Published 8 hours ago by marallyn
5.0 out of 5 stars doubled
I love this book. It's hilarious, intense and adventurous. You will love it too. I hope you will get it.
Published 19 hours ago by Hayley Ogg
5.0 out of 5 stars A very good read.
I've never met the man but it is like he is setting there telling you the story. A good man even though he was in the army and not the Marines.
Published 2 days ago by john hutson
4.0 out of 5 stars love uncle Si
good evening read, relaxing and good for a laugh.I would recommend the series of books to all who enjoy a quiet day of reading.
Published 2 days ago by Jack
5.0 out of 5 stars Great storytelling.
If you love Uncle Si you will love this book. It is like you are listening to a family member telling stories about the family.
Published 3 days ago by Becky Bass
5.0 out of 5 stars good read
I'm a new viewer to the duck dynasty show and I enjoy Si's antics. I always like to know the back story to a good show's characters.
Published 4 days ago by Anthony M. Trout
5.0 out of 5 stars All Pros and NO Cons
My husband who doesn't particularly like to read has really enjoyed this book. He recommends it to everyone ... guys and gals alike.
Published 5 days ago by QueenofCoffee
5.0 out of 5 stars Uncle Si !! We love you Jack !!!
We love you Jack !! Hey !! This book is a Must read if you enjoy watching DUCK as much as we do !! Uncle Si, ....well Jack... he has got it going on !! His Si-Cology .... Read more
Published 5 days ago by Kathryn Ransom-Williams
4.0 out of 5 stars Fun Book
A fun easy read by an interesting man. Si comes across silly on tv but I think he is a lot wiser than he lets on. It sounds like a man that loves his God and family very much.
Published 6 days ago by dhale
4.0 out of 5 stars Si's a survivor!
I started watching Duck Dynasty to get to know Phil and his sons. It turns out that Phil's sons and his daughter-in-laws AND Si are also great American stories! Read more
Published 6 days ago by george full
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