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Let Me Off at the Top!: My Classy Life and Other Musings [Hardcover]

Ron Burgundy
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Book Description

19 Nov 2013

The autobiography everyone has been waiting for: a shockingly candid and raw confessional from an international treasure.

The world's most trusted and beloved television News Anchor, Ron Burgundy, pulls no punches in Let Me Off at the Top! Burgundy tells the tale of his humble beginnings in a desolate Iowa coal-mining town to his years at Our Lady Queen of Chewbacca High School to his odds-defying climb to the dizzying heights of Anchordom.

In his very own words Burgundy reveals his most private thoughts, his triumphs - and his disappointments. His life reads like an adventure story complete with knock-down fights, beautiful women and double-fisted excitement on every page. He has hunted jackalopes with Bobby Kennedy and Peter Lawford, had more than his share of amorous exploits and formed the greatest on-air team in the history of televised news. Along the way, he's hobnobbed with people you wish you knew and some you honestly wish you didn't- celebrities, presidents, presidents' wives, celebrities' wives, dogs and, of course, Veronica Corningstone, the love of his life. Who didn't Mr. Burgundy, or 'Ron', as he is known to his friends, rub elbows with in the course of his colourful and often criminal life?

This may well be the most thrilling book ever written, by a man of great physical, moral and spiritual strength and, not surprisingly, a great literary talent as well. We owe it to him, and to ourselves, to read it.

With never-before-seen photographs. Some in colour!


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  • Hardcover: 224 pages
  • Publisher: Century (19 Nov 2013)
  • Language: Unknown
  • ISBN-10: 1780892241
  • ISBN-13: 978-1780892245
  • Product Dimensions: 24.2 x 16.5 x 2.4 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (43 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 3,510 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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"Forget the rest - the only celebrity memoir you need is Let Me Off At The Top! by Ron Burgundy. Actually by Will Ferrell, it's published as his heroically coiffured newscaster Burgundy returns in Anchorman 2. As Burgundy insists: ''This is a terrific book,''(especially if you need 12 rules to survive a prison riot)." (Metro)

"Funnier than the original movie." (Heat, 5 star review)

"A very funny mock-ography, and, yes, it smells of rich mahogany." (Shortlist)

"Comedy gold." (Empire)

"An insight into the brilliant mind of the world's favourite anchorman." (FHM)

Book Description

The widely anticipated, fully authorised, tell-all autobiography from one of our greatest living broadcasters, Ron Burgundy.

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40 of 41 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Fantastic Book. 21 Nov 2013
By Phil B
Format:Hardcover
Fantastic True Story of Ron's life to date.

The only thing lacking is that neither is it leather bound or smelling of rich mahogany.
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28 of 31 people found the following review helpful
Format:Hardcover
By the hammer of Thor, there simply aren't words out there to describe this masterpiece, a perfect addition to a nice glass of scotch.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Disappointing 2 Jan 2014
By jch
Format:Kindle Edition
Maybe my expectations were too high. I am a massive fan of the original Anchorman film and was really excited to see this book. I expected it to be very similar to the Alan Partridge autobiography which I thought was hilarious. Comparing it like that was probably where I went wrong, as this book just simply did not live up to my expectations. Some parts were good, hence the two stars, but overall it just wasn't very funny. The character of Ron Burgundy didn't really stand out and at times was inconsistent. When I read the Alan Partridge bio I could almost hear Alan saying the words as it all spot on in terms of the character. I didn't get this with this book at all. It's a shame as some sections were funny. Perhaps Ron Burgundy's guide to reading the news would have been funnier than an attempted autobiography as it just doesn't really work.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars All the newsman that's fit to print. 30 Dec 2013
By Mr. M. A. Reed TOP 1000 REVIEWER VINE VOICE
Format:Hardcover
This is a book. It has words, and sentences, and pages, and chapter breaks. But it is not just a book. The bible is JUST a book. This is one mans struggle against everything that is not leather bound, or smells of mahogany. Reading this book will make the hairs on your chest grow. This book will give you the power to Tame The Sun, and bend the world to your will. Just believe in yourself, and accept your superpower : YOU CAN READ HIS WORDS. It's like a self help book, and good Lord, you can learn so much from the word of not just THE Man, but also THE Anchorman.

Fear not. Every skill a man needs is here, including having a dog who can speak every animal language known. Sadly, Burgundy's voice in this book shows that whilst is the Alpha Anchorman, there are other people that can thunk of better words and can do a better write, but they aren't Ron Burgundy. And - if I read this - I can see the voice of the Man, which is authentically in tune with the films of his life, except a man alone, without his trusty Champ, Brick, or Brian Fantana - and thus, the singularity of his voice is also, somewhat dominating. But he is a man. The Anchorman, and that is a scientific fact. Like A Velvet Panther Of Style Stalking Your Feeble Mind, this is his manfesto. His vision. His Classy Life, and Other Musings.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Amazing 28 Dec 2013
By George
Format:Hardcover|Verified Purchase
This book is absolutely hilarious. There's a part in the book involving Bruce Lee and 60% of the time I cry from laughter every time
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars What is not to like! 26 Dec 2013
Format:Hardcover|Verified Purchase
Ron Burgundy fans will be very happy with this purchase, absolutely chock full of Ron Burgundisms! A definite good fun book to dip into.
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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Tedious & forced 18 Dec 2013
By Pmahe06
Format:Hardcover
I bought this as a light read just for a laugh & oh do I regret it.
Will Farrell or his shadow writers really are trying to force the point that Ron Burgundy is the every-man all american. It jumps all over the place and though there are funny parts in it they are few & far between. It's a forgettable read that 5 minutes after putting it down you won't be able to recall anything about.
Save your money & just buy Anchorman DVD & a ticket to Anchorman 2!
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4.0 out of 5 stars Gift 7 April 2014
By Morg
Format:Hardcover|Verified Purchase
Got this for a friend as a gift, not sure if it was any good, but look at his face, good ol' Burgandy.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars boyfriend loves it
bought as a gift, arrived in perfect condition and within good time, my boyfriend is a huge anchorman fan and this was a welcome addition to his anchorman paraphernalia.
Published 18 days ago by sophie
2.0 out of 5 stars Disappointed
Quite disappointed with the book. i thought it was going to be funny but it just a bunch of old jokes being recycled.
Published 24 days ago by Rachel
1.0 out of 5 stars Terrible cash-in
I thought this might be amusing as the recent Anchorman 2 was really pretty funny. It is clear Will Ferrell and his comedy writing team has nothing to do with this book. Read more
Published 26 days ago by johnevison
5.0 out of 5 stars really funny
great condition. the greatest book i have ever read laughed the whole way through. Will Farrell is a legend my favourite actor and now favourite writer!
Published 1 month ago by Bethany
5.0 out of 5 stars I LOVED IT THIS WAS ROCK N ROLL
I LOVE ROCK N ROLL - LOVE A GREAT BARGAIN - LOVE AMAZON - LOVE A GOOD DEAL - VERY HAPPY CUSTOMER - GOD BLESS
Published 1 month ago by J. Howell
3.0 out of 5 stars Stay Classy, Amazon
By the hymen of Olivia Newton John...
Ron Burgundy: The Legend of Anchorman.
Whilst not as funny as "I, Partridge", if you are a fan of San Diego's greatest son, there's... Read more
Published 1 month ago by Mr. James Seale
1.0 out of 5 stars Not classy at all
As a fan of the first film, and of the legend that is Ron Burgundy, this was deeply disappointing. Not so much musings as ramblings, and just not funny. Read more
Published 1 month ago by pingu211
5.0 out of 5 stars Stay classy San Diego
If you love Ron Burgundy, you'll love this book.....a must for all Will Ferrell fans!......very funny.....stay classy San Diego! Love Veronica
Published 1 month ago by Mrs A H McMaster
5.0 out of 5 stars Ron Burgandy book
I can make little comment about this book as it was bought for our son-in-law. But he was delighted with it.
Published 1 month ago by Mrs. M. M. Stones
3.0 out of 5 stars Worth a read if you're a fan and have free time
the book was funny in parts but had no real point. the films are better. the editor needs shooting as this book was clearly not read before published
read only if you have the... Read more
Published 1 month ago by nathan brown
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