Ron Burgundy may be a fictional character, but that doesn’t mean he can’t write a sexy, classy, tell-all memoir about his life as the top anchorman in the biz.
Crown Archetype publishers released a statement about the book, saying it 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 consider to be our greatest living news anchor.” The tome will hit shelves this fall and is titled “Let Me Off at the Top! My Classy Life and Other Musings”.
“The list of legendary American broadcast news journalists is short: Edward R. Murrow, Walter Cronkite, and, of course, Ron Burgundy,” said Mauro DiPreta, VP and editor-in-chief of Crown Archetype. “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.”
It’s no secret that Burgundy is a tad full of himself, so it’s no surprise that he is the book’s first–and most dedicated–fan.
“I don’t know if it’s the greatest autobiography ever written. I’m too close to the work,” he said. “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!”
Of course, Will Ferrell and Adam McKay are responsible for Burgundy’s character and inner musings, but it hasn’t been released yet whether they will actually write the book. The sequel to “Anchorman”, “Anchorman: The Legend Continues”, is due out in December.