Reviews for Let Me Off At The Top!
by Ron Burgundy
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The movie Anchorman, about a television anchorman who is as vain as he is dense, was a hit when it came out in 2004, largely owing to the inspired clowning of its stars Will Ferrell and Steve Carell. Now Anchorman 2 is hitting the movie houses and with it comes this made-up autobiography of the hottest anchorman in San Diego, "Ron Burgundy," as he will be the first to tell you. (Burgundy boasts that he knew early on that he "had the avocados for anchorman work.") The book captures the quality of Burgundy's thoughts (if indeed he is capable of thought) in hours of recorded conversations with himself. Unfortunately, the broad humor that made the movie work translates less well into print. What we have here is essentially a one-joke book, filled with tasteless, potty humor about real-life celebrities, and inane non sequiturs, including one on how to survive a prison riot and another about hunting jackalopes with Peter Lawford and Bobby Kennedy. The book will make the reader laugh for a few minutes, but the humor is thin, and it wears out quickly. Verdict Lovers of Anchorman may flock to this work, but they'll forget what they read as soon as they've finished.-David Keymer, Modesto, CA (c) Copyright 2013. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.