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Crazy Town: The Rob Ford Story (Hardback)
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Crazy Town: The Rob Ford Story (Hardback)

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Hardback 304 Pages / Published: 04/02/2014
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His drug and alcohol-fuelled antics made world headlines and engulfed a city in unprecedented controversy. Toronto mayor Rob Ford's personal and political troubles have occupied centre stage in North America's fourth-largest city since news broke that drug dealers were selling a videotape of Ford appearing to smoke crack cocaine. Toronto Star reporter Robyn Doolittle was one of three journalists to view the video and report on its contents in May 2013. Her dogged pursuit of the story has uncovered disturbing details about the mayor's past, and embroiled the Toronto police, city councillors, and ordinary citizens in a raucous debate about the future of the city. Even before those explosive events, Ford was a divisive figure. A populist and successful city counillor, he was an underdog to become mayor in 2010. His politics and mercurial nature have split the amalgamated city in two. But there is far more to the story. The Ford family has a long, unhappy history of substance abuse and criminal behaviour. Despite their troubles, they are also one of the most ambitious families in Canada. Those close to the Fords say they often compare themselves to the Kennedys and believe they were born to lead. Doolittle says that regardless of whether the mayor survives the current crack-cocaine scandal, the Ford name will be on the ballot in the mayoralty election in 2014.

Publisher: Penguin Putnam Inc
ISBN: 9780670068111
Number of pages: 304
Weight: 622 g
Dimensions: 236 x 157 x 31 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS
"If you liked "All the President's Men" by Carl Bernstein and Bob Woodward, you'll love "Crazy Town" by Robyn Doolittle." - The Next Chapter, CBC Radio
"Doolittle chronicles the investigations into Ford's misconducts with admirable journalistic rigor and fairmindedness." - Zoomer Magazine
"Dramatic . . . compelling." - Toronto Life
""Crazy Town" is a fascinating read, offering an analysis of how someone like Ford could get elected and retain public favour. It's also an apologia for how journalists today do their work . . . an extremely useful read." - The Waterloo Region Record
"For anyone interested in finding out why Rob Ford is the way he is. . . . A wealth of information." - Toronto Life
"The first in-depth examination of Toronto's controversial mayor. . . Doolittle writes from both a critical and sympathetic standpoint . . . detailed and engaging. [. . .] It's a solid volume of work." - The Washington Times

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