Famous fictional news anchor Ron Burgundy, the mustachioed hero of Anchorman, is writing his own autobiography, the New York Times' Dave Itzkoff reported. Yes, Burgundy is writing the autobiography. Not Will Ferrell. Not Adam McKay. Ron Burgundy. At least that's what the press release from Crown Archetype says.
In the book, titled Let Me Off at the Top! My Classy Life and Other Musings, Burgundy will "share personal anecdotes about the women in his life, about his dog, Baxter, and his legendary news team" and "give sage advice on a variety of topics that matter most to him." What will those topics be? News anchor fight strategy? The beauty of sign offs?
When we look at this seriously, this announcement is likely a prelude to something bad: an exhausting marketing onslaught surrounding the release of the Anchorman sequel, Anchorman: The Legend Continues. The book will be conveniently released just about a month before the film, which plops our feckless hero in New York in the 1980s. So, prepare for Anchorman overload as we head into fall.
Of course this news comes at a difficult time for Anchorman fans, who have just learned that their jokes are unacceptable.