Sound the flutes and trombones! (And maybe get some flowers and garlands of fresh herbs while you're at it.)
To coincide with the release of the hotly anticipated sequel Anchorman: The Legend Continues, none other than Ron Burgundy himself is penning a memoir, to be titled Let Me Off at the Top! My Classy Life and Other Musings.
"I don't know if it's the greatest autobiography ever written. I'm too close to the work," said the revered San Diego newsman. "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!"
According to the very serious press release from Crown Archetype, an imprint of Random House's Crown Publishing Group, Burgundy's book will delve into his childhood, his work with the Action 4 news team, the women in his life and his beloved dog, Baxter.
All "in his own words," thank goodness.
"The list of legendary American broadcast news journalists is short: Edward R. Murrow, Walter Cronkite, and, of course, Ron Burgundy," said Mauro DiPreta, VP and editor-in-chief of Crown Archetype. "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."
Or at least will make a terrific coaster after every word has been savored.
The book will be available in print and online on Nov. 19, giving Ron Burgundy a chance to add literary star to his impressive CV. In December, the Newseum in Washington, D.C., will open an Anchorman exhibit with mementos and other artifacts from Burgundy's career in San Diego, which is German for...
Anchorman: The Legend Continues, starring Burgundy as himself, or maybe Will Ferrell, hits theaters Dec. 20. You stay classy until then.