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Action 4 News Anchorman RON BURGUNDY announces autobiography...

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RON BURGUNDY, legendary anchorman of San Diego’s award-winning Action 4 News Team and anchor of the first 24-hour news channel, GNN (Global News Network), has announced the release of his autobiography, LET ME OFF AT THE TOP! My Classy Life and Other Musings. Set for release on November 19th through the Crown Archetype imprint of Random House, the book comes just 24-hours prior to the release of the second film based on Burgundy's life, ANCHORMAN 2: THE LEGEND CONTINUES. Burgundy provided The Rock Father with the following quote via Press Release...

“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

Signing with Crown Archetype, Ron Burgundy joins an impressive roster of authors that also includes JIM GAFFIGAN, whose excellent book, DAD IS FAT, was released this past May.

Official Synopsis:

Ron BurgundyRon Burgundy is known to all as the lead anchorman of San Diego’s award-winning Action 4 News 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! 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.

Will you be reading Ron's autobiography this November?

BONUS FACT: I worked with Rob Burgundy alter-ego Will Ferrell on the movie STRANGER THAN FICTION back in 2005 for one day.

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James Zahn is best-known as The Rock Father™, a media personality, commentator, adventurer and raconteur. He is the Owner, Publisher, and Editor-in-Chief of THE ROCK FATHER™ Magazine. In January, 2019, after nearly a decade of publishing The Rock Father™ Magazine, he joined Adventure Media and Events as Senior Editor of The Toy Book—the leading trade publication for the toy industry since 1984, as well as The Pop Insider — a destination for all things pop culture, and The Toy Insider — the leading consumer guide for toys and games. He is also editor of The Toy Report, a weekly newsletter published by The Toy Book each Thursday. Zahn has over 27 years of experience in the entertainment, retail and publishing industries.

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