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I was the number one News Anchor in all of San Diego. My name is Ron Burgundy and what you have in your hands is a very big deal. Here's a snippet from his instant already classic that is now required reading for grade 10 students: Does mankind really need another book dumped onto the giant garbage heap of books already out there? Yeah, you want to buy this. Tags: anchorman , Ron Burgundy , book , classy , leather-bound books , rich mahogany , awesome.
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Undercover Book Safe. 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 result is a can't miss tell-all for this prestigious news anchor's millions of fans and followers. About The Author. In Let Me Off at the Top, Burgundy will share never-before-told stories of his childhood and the events that led him to Look for similar items by category: Books Humour and Comedy. Select Parent Grandparent Teacher Kid at heart. Age of the child I gave this to:.
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Tell Us Where You Are:. Preview Your Review. Thank you. Your review has been submitted and will appear here shortly. Reviews Rated 3 out of 5 by Jer from Disapointing I love the movies and was excited to read this book but when I did I found it to be a little too much even for the charecter. Date published: This book made me laugh quite a bit. It obviously lacked substance but at least it was fun. Extra Content. Sorry, I'm bragging again, I shouldn't tease you like that, it's not fair. I mean, far be it from me to just write upon an open forum like this and yell over everyone else's voice, "I know Ron Burgundy, and we are both better than all of you!!!
No, of course I wouldn't do that, although Ron Burgundy would What you have read so far is pretty much what the book is like; random ridiculous musings, and other self-righteous repartee. Basically it is Ron Burgundy being very much, Ron Burgundy. That's the long and short of it. Reading this will make you laugh and shake your head vigorously.
Plenty of times I cocked my head backwards and laughed out loud, but also an equal amount of shaking of the head and blurting out, "Oh! Come on! If you pick this up, please do not think you're going to come away with more knowledge, because that is just a bold-faced lie. In the book Ron shares some very intimate secrets with his multitude of fans, and even shares some military secrets too.
That's how important Ron Burgundy is, even the military confides in him. He's a big deal, you all know that. Now go read his book already! View all 5 comments. Nov 28, Thaddeus Mountain rated it it was amazing. Even classier than I expected, "Let Me Off at the Top" was written with all the grace and aplomb one expects from San Diego's German for "a whale's vagina" most accomplished and venerable anchorman. I recommend reading this book in a harem while sipping on the finest scotch or scotch-like beverage, say The only story lacking and I've been told that claims of the story actually occurring are spurious is the time Burgundy was tasked with interviewing Bill Braskey.
The story goes that Even classier than I expected, "Let Me Off at the Top" was written with all the grace and aplomb one expects from San Diego's German for "a whale's vagina" most accomplished and venerable anchorman. The story goes that after Ron shows up on Braskey's summer ranch on the Siberian taiga, Braskey in the middle of an absinthe and coffee bender mistook Burgundy for an interloping Clydesdale.
Braskey, in a state of rage and panic, waits behind a Joshua tree and lunges at the mighty anchorsteed and proceeds to launch an invasion of the Caucasus oil fields with only Burgundy, the 12th descendent male of Genghis Khan, himself, and Brian Dennehy. How'd we wind up in Vegas, and did we take the Palms? Jan 02, Christine rated it liked it Shelves: biographies. I really wanted it to be a five star book. I love both Anchorman films. I love Ron Burgandy. I didn't love this book. Don't get me wrong, it's not terrible, it just could have been better. I was expecting more laugh out loud moments, and some bits did make me chuckle but I felt like I just didn't get any of the stories.
The problem might be that I am from the UK, and a lot of the anecdotes are about American celebs who I have never heard of! However, you definitely get the Ron Burgandy character co I really wanted it to be a five star book. However, you definitely get the Ron Burgandy character coming through loud and clear and I can imagine he would have gone through all the crazy things he mentions. My favourite story was about the first time he met Brick and they got chatting in a park. If you are a fan you have to read it and just be aware it's no way near as funny as the films, but still enjoyable.
If you don't know who Ron Burgandy is, then seriously, put the book down and get on with your life. Nov 26, Lauren rated it really liked it.
Was hoping to love it more than I did. It's Ron Burgundy, after all Don't get me wrong And funny. Really funny. But I just hoped for a little bit more. Some parts dragged a bit for me, and though I laughed out loud at many sections of the book, it wasn't side-splitting, tears-in-your-eyes hilarious like I kind of expected it would be.
That said, I still recommend. It's very true to character written by the man himself, after all and pretty crea Ok. It's very true to character written by the man himself, after all and pretty creative for a fictional author's musings on his life. A definite must for Anchorman fans A quick and entertaining read!
Jan 02, Michael Johnson rated it did not like it Shelves: owned. I haven't seen Anchorman 2 yet but I've been hearing a lot of negative buzz. After reading this book I understand, it had a pretty consistent feel of 'beating a dead horse'. The writing reminded me of the style used on the Cartoon "Family Guy", where a situation is explained and then a totally irreverent situation is compared. Here's an example that was particularly unfunny from page "I'm more better at emotional stuff than women.
I'm actually more better than women at a lot of stuff. I can I haven't seen Anchorman 2 yet but I've been hearing a lot of negative buzz. I can balance a basketball on my finger for more than twenty seconds. May 19, Jessica rated it it was ok. I'm really not sure what I was expecting from this book. I love both of the Anchorman movies, but it just doesn't come across quite as endearing through the book. Apr 04, Courtney rated it really liked it Shelves: humor , celebrity-authors , memoir-biography , in-common-with-john.
Pretty funny, and stayed true to the 'voice of Ron Burgundy'. I loved the 'side'-story of the neighbor. Mar 17, Bryony Andrews rated it liked it. Please don't expect this book to be any more than it is - rambling hilarity.
Feb 20, Eli Hornyak rated it liked it. It was an enjoyable read, made watch Anchorman more enjoyable. Jan 13, Ryan G. It is a great laugh from cover to cover. Plus, it teaches many interesting facts on all topics. Within these fine pages readers learn about the history of Mexico, how to survive a prison riot, and much, much more.
Ron Burgundy lived an extremely interesting life. This story gives an intriguing background on his life that is not provided by the Anchorman movies. His family, his days at Our Lady Queen of Chewbacca High School, and the stories behind how he met each of the members of his news team are all explained. There is also a very interesting crusade that is going on between Ron and his neighbor that involves a leaf blower, flaming dog droppings, and a few other things. This story is especially interesting because it is actually going on as Mr. Burgundy is writing the story, so he interjects, seemingly randomly, throughout the book with new updates on it.
The main thing is that the story jumps around a little too much. It tends to meander way off topic and then jump back all in one page. This can make for some confused readers. There are also a few pieces of the book that are completely irrelevant to the rest of the book, like the neighbor thing. It is funny, but it is also a little unnecessary. Ron Burgundy teaches many things within the pages of his life story. He teaches that perseverance is the key achieving anything in life. This is prevalent through his growing up with eight older brothers and the long trip he took to his first Anchorman gig in Tucson.
On the trip he discovered that it takes a month to get from Albuquerque to Tucson if you take the direct route through Maine. There are many other stories of perseverance throughout the book. His long search for a news team, his slow hookup with his first love, and his search for the jackalopes in the deserts of Nevada are only a few examples. It is nearly impossible to read this book without falling in love with it. Of course reading it without first seeing Anchorman makes it a little harder to understand. So, if you want to read this book, first go watch Anchorman.
After that, Let Me Off at the Top will be that much more amusing, but you can still enjoy it even if you haven't watched the movie. Mar 31, Billy Ebersold rated it it was amazing. I want to know this because his neighbor asked Ron for his lawn mower months ago and then never used it but also never returned it to him. This is the most reasonable outcome because Ron Burgundy is a very crazy man he always gets himself into the most bizarre situations that would most likely end in his neighbors death.
Review After I finished this book I thought that it was a wild ride, it was of the only books I have read that ever made me laugh and actually enjoy reading. To enjoy this book you will have had to have seen the movie before so that you can get an understanding for who Ron Burgundy is if you don't you will read the book and think he a simple self-absorbed anchorman who just wants attention.
If you can appreciate Ron Burgundy for who he is this book will be like boarding the fun train to happy town and never wanting to go back. Through this whole book Ron tells you about his life and all the shananigans he got into over the years like when he went to Canada and nearly killed himself from the boredom he felt up there or when he got into a drunken bar fight where he met his good friend Champ Kind.
There are many informational parts about this book too, he gives his twelve rules on how to survive a prison riot and his insights Chain of Begin for all animals with us in the middle above the sea otter and daddy long legs but lower than hermit crabs and eagles. All in all this book was very entertaining and I would encourage anyone who has seen the movie to go out and buy the book while that still can because it will be a cult classic and may even spawn another movie.
Apr 20, Amy Snyder rated it did not like it. This is probably one of the worst books I have ever read. I know it was supposed to be a spoof of Will Ferrell's character Ron Burgundy, but the book was completely ridiculous. It was about nothing, the stories were stupid, the character of Burgundy was unlikeable, and there was nothing redeeming about the book except finally finishing it.
There were stories about how the news team got together, stories about Burgundy and Veronica Corningstone, stories about what a popular news anchor he was and This is probably one of the worst books I have ever read. There were stories about how the news team got together, stories about Burgundy and Veronica Corningstone, stories about what a popular news anchor he was and how women flocked to him. He talks about why he wrote the book and about his sexual dalliances with male and female news reporters. He has entire chapters on the countries of Canada and Mexico, and a chapter written from a book that he was supposedly writing about the history and people of Mexico.
Ridiculous and completely uninteresting. He speaks about where he grew up in a small mining town in the middle of nowhere where most people drank like champs because there was nothing else to do. He talks about his dog, Baxter. He speaks about his brothers and how he learned to fight because that is what the brothers all did. He speaks about the different foods one should eat in order to attain certain breath smells to attract women.
It was disgusting. He talks about different myths that relate to him, talks about his hair, continuously talks about a feud with his neighbor for stealing his leaf blower that in the end the neighbor never took and Burgundy had the whole time. There was just no point to the book and much of it was just gross or completely worthless. The only reason I even read this book was because my husband wanted me to buy it for him for Christmas, so I did, and I ended up being the only one to read it.
A complete waste of time. Burgundy talks about making love to Bruce Lee and about his love for this country and why all other countries stink in comparison.