224 pages, 8.47 × 5.75 × 0.84 in
November 19, 2013
The following ISBNs are associated with this title:
ISBN - 10: 0385682182
ISBN - 13: 9780385682183
Read from the Book
AUTHOR’S NOTE It took me eight years to write this book. The research alone—fact-checking, reading the source materials, asking questions—was endless and I didn’t care for it that much. I just didn’t. But I persisted because I knew what I was doing was truly very important. A book is never the work of one man. Many people contribute to its failure, or as in this case, its success. Dorathoy Roberts at the Harvard Widener Library was instrumental in recovering so many facts and nautical terms. Janart Prancer aided my work immensely with her near-encyclopedic understanding of rare manuscripts in the Herzog August Library, Wolfenbüttel, Germany. Esther Nausbaum, head librarian at the prestigious Kirkland School of Dinosaurs, was instrumental in tracking down indispensable paleoecological records for chapter 15 in this book. Herb Kolowsky was ever watchful and patient, reading over many drafts of the manuscript as well as cleaning my gutters. I consulted with my dear friend and lover Doris Kearns Goodwin over many breakfasts in bed. Her sharp intellect and sharper teeth found their way into practically every page. Although we are no longer lovers because I don’t know why, her knowledge of presidential history is the basis for chapter 12. Her dogged enthusiasm for the project was only outpaced by her enthusiasm for lovemaking, which I could barely equal. I don’t know what to say about Doris really except if she’s still out there and she would like another bounce, I would be game
From the Publisher
"I don't know if it's the greatest autobiography ever written. I'm too close to the work...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!" Ron Burgundy
The loveably egomaniacal star of Anchorman and the upcoming Anchorman 2 shares the stories behind his illustrious life and career, and imparts valuable advice on a range of matters. The result is a can't miss tell-all for this prestigious news anchor's millions of fans and followers.
About the Author
RON BURGUNDY is known to all as the lead anchorman of San Diego's award-winning Action 4 New Team and anchor of the first 24-hour news channel GNN (Global News Network), but few know the real man behind the news desk. In Let Me Off at the Top, Burgundy 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 that many consider to be our greatest living News Anchor. In his words, Ron Burgundy will share personal anecdotes about the women in his life, about his dog Baxter and the 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 finally opens up to fans in this widely anticipated tell-all autobiography.