Rob Ford--the most ridiculed and scandal-ridden mayor--is an international celebrity. When the photo of him smoking crack cocaine circulated, garnering billions of hits, it was the icing on the cake. Ford, not just the favorite buffoon of late-night comics and journalists, was also a known alcoholic and the subject of legal, political, and police investigations--stripped of his mayoral powers by Toronto's City Council and a star subject in a murder investigation. Here for the first time, Ford's former chief of staff Mark Towhey, who tried to wrangle Ford during his highly public meltdown, comes clean, filling in incredible behind-the-scenes details previously unknown and providing invaluable context. With this highly anticipated and much-talked-about tell-all, we go deep into Ford's personal life, including his addictions and his rivalry with his brother; we watch him as he runs Toronto; we overhear hair-raising late-night phone calls and see private, after-hours events; and we also get the much-gossiped-about but little-known account of Towhey's desperate struggle to protect the mayor from himself. This juicy read is, like Ford, political candy, but it doesn't expose Ford for the sake of ridicule--it empathizes with him and explains him. It provides a fascinating portrait of twenty-first-century urban politics, as well as a character study of a larger-than-life personality, a mayor so colorful that he remains in office as a councillor and--despite it all--may one day become mayor again.
Publisher: Skyhorse Publishing
Number of pages: 360
Weight: 553 g
Dimensions: 229 x 153 x 33 mm
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