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Let Me Off at the Top!: My Classy Life and Other Musings Hardcover – 19 Nov 2013

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  • Hardcover: 224 pages
  • Publisher: Century (19 Nov. 2013)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1780892241
  • ISBN-13: 978-1780892245
  • Product Dimensions: 16.2 x 2.7 x 24 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (92 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 90,078 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)

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

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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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By Mr. M. A. Reed TOP 500 REVIEWERVINE VOICE on 30 Dec. 2013
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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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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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Obviously Im a great fan of the Anchorman.
This "Autobiography" will not disappoint. All those confusing bits that made no sense in the movies, will become in more vague and strange. Enjoy!
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"Let Me Off at the Top!" by Ron Burgundy is the autobiography of famous News Anchorman back from the 70's.

This book will make you laugh to tears, and to older readers will be a great reminder of a time long gone when television was a different medium, when there was no 24/7 news coverage and people were more relaxed.
In such a time, back in the 70's, Ronald "Ron" Burgundy started working as anchorman for a local San Diego station and soon became very popular due to relaxed and unconventional behavior during his TV shows.

And while viewers for the last eight years have enjoyed watching the movie made based on first years of his career (whose sequel will follow in December), the book is showing another behind-the-scenes view into the real life of a man considered by many people the greatest ever living news anchor.

Ron is telling that it took him eight years to write this book due to his extensive research about own life, starting from his beginnings in a forsaken Iowa coal mining town, followed by his education on Chewbacca High School up to the becoming known and beloved TV star.
In book he'll mention the many known and unknown heroes of past times, and only mentioning some of these names will cause laughter and inevitable memories.

So if you want to spend some good time with TV star from another time, remembering the good old youth, don't miss this book.

Though I'm a bit younger and some of people he mentioned I don't know or can remember together with the younger readers I can enjoy his funny work and realize how life then used to be different and more relaxed.

Therefore, I recommend reading this well-written and funny autobiography by Ron Burgundy.
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Given time this book will surely go down as a literary classic. It not only gives an insight to the thoughts and inner workings of the great Ron Burgundy but also gives great life lessons that everyone can learn from. From '12 rules to survive a prison riot' to 'what kind of breathe turns a woman on' everyone is sure to learn something from reading this book.

Like many classic books this should be passed from generation to generation for all to enjoy and learn from.

In Ron's words he writes a hell of a book.
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This is the auto-biography of Ron Burgundy, broadcasting legend, and adulterous husband to Tits McGee. Although it is amusing in places, there are not many laugh-out-loud moments. Having seen both documentaries and now read the auto-biography, I figure the top, at which the author asks to be let off, occurred after the first movie. The second movie and this book have little to add.
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I remember seeing the first Anchorman film nine years ago in the cinema. I feel like I had a different experience to most as for me at least the character of Ron Burgundy wasn't related to me by a massive fan of the film. Consequently I had no pre-conceptions of Ron - I didn't even know who Will Ferrell was or that I had actually encountered him before in the second Austin Powers film and on Family Guy.

So the book written by the man is no great departure from we have already come to learn of Mr Burgundy. If you didn't like the film, you're not an idiot, you just have a different opinion to what the converts think is funny.

The book is really quite random and not really chronological. It darts all over the place from Ron's street-fighting family years to his days in school to his climb up the career ladder to anchordom and along the way you learn of his dislike for Canadians, tips on how to pick up women and advice on which types of breath women find most attractive. There are also useful diagrams like the one detailing man's position in the animal kingdom hierarchy and an encounter with Jackalope with Burgundy's beloved buddy Baxter acting as translator.

Put simply - if you hated either of the films steer clear. If however you're already a fan of Mr Burgundy buy this book - it will leave you trapped in a glass case of emotion.
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