Star of the hit A&E reality series Duck Dynasty, Jase Robertson, called in this morning to talk about his new tell-all book Good Call – Reflections on Faith, Family, and Fowl. In his personal memoir, Jase doesn’t hold back on any aspect of his life – he goes into great detail with humorous stories about high-school dating philosophies, wild hunting escapades, embarrassing moments with his wife, as well as poignant recounts of tough times that led to life lessons learned.
“I poured my heart and my soul into this book, so it’s kind of exciting to have it released,” said Jase. “I figured if I’m going to do this, you might as well go all the way with it. There’s no more skeletons in the closet, they’re all in the book now.”
Since the popularity of the show and the Robertson’s rocket to fame, Jase said he wanted to write a book to clear up any “misinformation” about his family and use it as a platform to promote his faith and importance of relationships in life. For fans reading the book, Jase hopes that those stories and messages about faith and family strike a chord with readers.
“First and foremost, I want them to have this view of maybe God that they hadn’t had, because I’m not a preacher, I’m just a believer. ” he said, adding that he also wants people “to look at their relationships and maybe be inspired…to better their relationships. You only get one opportunity at this.”
Jase’s book release follows in the footsteps of his father, Phil Robertson’s, whose book Happy, Happy, Happy: My Life and Legacy as the Duck Commander became a best-seller. He also tells us that his father is currently working on his second book, which addresses his controversial anti-gay remarks that made headlines last year.
“People keep asking about, you know the controversy that happened, and they’re like ‘when’s Phil going to make a statement?’ and he said ‘yeah I’m working on a statement, I got a new book, it will be out in September’,” he laughed.
As fans of the show know, Jase and his family sport that signature look of very long, grizzly beards. So whose idea was it to grow out those signature beards? Jase tells us the tradition started when his father made the move out to the river bank to become a commercial fisherman and build duck calls, saying he’s only seen him “shave once in my lifetime.”
As for him and his brothers, they “started a tradition every duck season we wanted to have these big long beards, then after hunting season, we would shave, kind of as a gift to our wives for putting up with us during hunting season,” he laughed. “That tradition really went on for over twenty years of my life.”
You can pick up Jase Robertson’s new book Good Call – Reflections on Faith, Family, and Fowl in stores now or online at Amazon.com.
We cover much more with Jase about his book, family and the show. Listen to our full conversation with Jase Robertson below.