The film is due out on December 20th but Crown Archetype, an imprint of Random House’s Crown Publishing Group, announced today that it acquired Burgundy’s autobiography, Let Me Off at the Top! My Classy Life and Other Musings, and will publish it on November 19th.
“I don’t know if it’s the greatest autobiography ever written. I’m too close to the work,” Burgundy said in statement from Crowne, 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 Mauro DiPreta, Vice President, Editor in Chief at Crown Archetype, in the Crowne press release. “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.”
From the release:
In LET ME OFF AT THE TOP! 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 consider to be our greatest living news anchor. In his own words, he will share personal anecdotes about the women in his life, about his dog, 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.
Burgundy is played by Will Ferrell in the 2004 blockbuster hit, Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy and December’s sequel, Anchorman: The Legend Continues.