They say he has suits that make Sinatra look like a Hobo and today we have received word that the man some call god Ron Burgundy has signed on the dotted line to pen a tell all autobiography called LET ME OFF AT THE TOP with Random House Worldwide. Its set for November 19, 2013 and were told will be THE best book of all time.
LET ME OFF AT THE TOP!: My Classy Life and Other Musings will be published simultaneously in the U.S., U.K., Canada, Australia and the Universe in print and digital formats on November 19, 2013.
Ron, known to all as the lead anchorman (not lady) of San Diego’s award-winning Action 4 News Team and anchor of the first 24-hour news channel, GNN (Global News Network), but few know the real man behind the hair. In LET ME OFF AT THE TOP! We are told he will share never-before-told stories of his childhood and the events that led him to choose a career in the news business.
He will offer a rare glimpse behind the camera into the real life of a man many (including us) consider to be our greatest living news anchor. In his own words, he will share personal anecdotes about the women in his life, about Baxter, and his legendary news team. Along the way, he’ll also give sage advice on a variety of topics that matter most to him. The long wait is over. Ron Burgundy pulls no punches in this widely anticipated, fully authorized tell-all autobiography.
Mauro DiPreta, Vice President, Editor in Chief at Crown Archetype, acquired the book from Creative Artists Agency and will edit. Jack Fogg, Editorial Director at Century, an imprint of the Random House Group, will publish the book in the U.K. and Australia.
Ron was not available to comment as it was new suit shopping day at work but did send this message:
“I don’t know if it’s the greatest autobiography ever written. I’m too close to the work,” Burgundy said, adding, “I will tell you this much: the first time I sat down and read this thing . . . I cried like a goddamn baby, and you can take that to the bank!”
“The list of legendary American broadcast news journalists is short: Edward R. Murrow, Walter Cronkite, and, of course, Ron Burgundy,” says DiPreta. “The printed page will allow Ron to tell his story in a much more intimate way. LET ME OFF AT THE TOP! will be a classic for years to come.”
Burgundy has had a huge, cultural impact in the U.K. and Australia as well. Said Fogg, “Burgundy’s influence on news reading is evident in the work of such legends as Richard Baker, Moira Stuart, Brian Henderson, and the early years of Jeremy Paxman. LET ME OFF AT THE TOP! will put an end to the many rumors and debates surrounding Ron and reveal the inner workings of a legendary broadcaster. His international fans will have themselves a book for the ages.”
Ron Burgundy is a trailblazer and an icon in television journalism. He and the Action 4 News Team will be honored at Washington, D.C.’s Newseum with an installation of mementos and keepsakes of their time and impact in San Diego that will begin in December.
Well put us down for a copy – leather bound with three fingers of Glenlivet
On December 20, he will star as himself in Paramount Pictures’ Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues.
Here’s the trailer in case you have been living in a mountain for the last year:
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