In the opening scene of the film The Big Lebowski, Sam Elliott’s cowboy character says of the philosophical main character The Dude:
“And I’m talkin’ about the Dude here– sometimes there’s a man who, well, he’s the man for his time and place, he fits right in there.”
If you’re a fan of Duck Dynasty, and lemme tell ya that’s an army of millions, then you know there’s another bearded philosopher that’s the right man for his time and place. His name is Silas Robertson, and he’s his own unique type of reality TV spiritual advisor.
Uncle Si is one of the most quotable characters ever to hit the small screen and he’s parlaying his zen-like ability to turn remarkably random phrases and pop culture references into, hopefully, a remarkably marketable book! That’s right, Jack. Uncle Si is officially gonna be an author as he’s bringing his own collection of tall tales and personal anecdotes to the public in the form of the upcoming book “Si-cology 1: Tales and Wisdom from Duck Dynasty’s Favorite Uncle.”
Here’s how it’s being promoted and I’ll follow that up with a link on how you can preorder a copy:
“These hands are so fast, I can get your wallet before you know it. In a minute, you’ll be standing there buck naked and won’t know what hit you!” “Look here—if it wasn’t for my tripped knee, I’d be playing in the NBA today.” “Hey, Jack!” Any of these sound familiar? If they do—or even if they don’t—you’re in for a good laugh. The brother of patriarch Phil Robertson, Uncle Si has a limitless supply of stories about his childhood, duck hunting adventures, his days in Vietnam, and everything in between. Now the best of those tales are gathered into this roaring book.
Si shares stories of the more than twenty-five marriage proposals he’s received in the mail (some with photos!), how he came to use a green Tupperware cup for his ever-present sweet tea, and how his cigarette smoke made a deer cough (he’s since quit smoking). And in many of these never-before-heard tales, Si openly talks about his wife and two children—who are never seen and rarely mentioned on the show.
Sure to please die-hard fans and curious newbies alike, Si’s one-liners are presented alongside fun, expressive photographs. In no time, this smattering of zany stories will have you falling over with laughter and retelling them to all your friends.
If you’re curious about Si’s wife you can check out two great photos we previously rounded up of Si with Christine Robertson here. And hey, if you know that having this book is on like bing bong, you can pre-order a copy here.
The book will be available in both electronic and old-fashioned print form on October 1.