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A PLEASANT BOOK OF SELF CONGRATULATION
on June 17, 2013
Korie and Willie Robertson have written a feel-good, syrupy tribute to their family success at both running a business and maintaining strong family relationships. It's not momentous or literary, but it's honest and uncovers some history we might not know about.
The book is a blueprint for those who have watched the hit TV series and wondered how such nonsensical antics translate into a multimillion dollar business. Strength in faith and family unity is the key. Willie and Korie make no apology for this simple approach to life.
The book is not a classic and is full of self-congratulation and repetitive dictum. It's apparent that a tape recorder and a ghost writer put the book together. Name dropping is rampant, as is the tendency to downplay the seriousness of certain transgressions. But the tone is pleasant and the theme is important. In order to get to a safe place in life, get along with others and form strong bonds.
I can't give the book itself five stars based on writing merit. All I can say is that I liked it. The Robertson family, though, is certainly all-star and deserves our admiration.
Schuyler T Wallace
Author of TIN LIZARD TALES