Ron Burgundy Is Writing a Memoir, and Other News


On the Shelf


  • In the immortal words of David Cross, “When you misuse the word literally, you are using it in the exact opposite way it was intended.” He must be dismayed at the growing usage of its “informal” meaning.
  • Is comedic literature making a comeback?
  • Random House’s Crown Archetype imprint certainly hopes so: they’re releasing Let Me Off at the Top! My Classy Life and Other Musings, a memoir by anchorman Ron Burgundy.
  • A ton of unpublished romances by the remarkably prolific Barbara Cartland will be published posthumously.
  • Bucking trends, Enigma Books—specializing in science fiction, fantasy, and mystery—is opening in Queens.