On the 19 of November legendary San Diego (correctly pronounced San Diago in the original German) news anchorman Ron Burgundy will release his autobiography Let Me Off At The Top: My Classy Life and Other Musings. Whetting appetites for the Christmas release of Anchorman 2, Ron’s fiercely objective self-authored bildungsroman “may well be the most thrilling book ever written” (Ron Burgundy).

Hewn from Ron’s nightly talks with his best friend, confidante and dog Baxter, Let Me Off… details the soaring highs and abject lows of the five-time (local) Emmy Award-winning broadcastnik’s life. You naturally presumed that the life of a regional newscaster was impressive, but were you prepared for just how deeply – nay, very – impressive it is? Prepare yourself for ovary-punchingly raw anecdotes: from hunting jackalopes with Peter Lawford to supervising archaeological digs in and around his own backyard, the glamour and dizzying pace of Ron’s jetset lifestyle will literally interest you.

Go deeper and discover Ron’s origins, his roots in a desolate Iowa mining town and his early triumphs at Our Lady of Chewbacca High School. Ponder Ron’s timeless musings on love, life and jazz flute technique. Appreciate the rigorous fact-checking which Ron insisted his assistants undertake.

You owe it to yourself – and to Ron – to read it.

Check out Ron’s intro to the book below.



About The Author

Patrick Kilkelly writes about culture, travel and music. A Ph.D. candidate at London University’s School of Oriental and African Studies, he reads more about 19th century Korean grain tax reform than is healthy.

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