Friday, January 10, 2014

Let Me Off at the Top

Let Me Off at the Top!: My Classy Life and Other Musings
By Ron Burgundy
Crown Archetype, 2013. 224 pgs.

This is definitely for fans of Ron Burgundy as many of the stories are ridiculous in only a way the great anchorman can be. It is all nonsense but made me laugh multiple times since I like the humor of the movies. Just to be warned, the book is not clean all the time and it does have language.

Written as the anchorman's biography, this book takes a look at what made Ron the person he is today. Or at least the character you see in the movies. It takes you from his childhood home where coal mining was the only job you could get to his career as an award winning anchorman. It includes excerpts of his life at a high school that is completely Star Wars related and then to his first jobs and creating the news team that some people know and love.

The fun part of the biography is that it takes well known historical figures in celebrity and the news to create stories involving Ron Burgundy. The chapters run from specific incidents to his neighbor borrowing his leaf blower and not returning it. Very chaotic, but as a fan, I liked getting to know Ron Burgundy better.


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