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Penguin Canada to publish Rob Ford Story by Toronto Star’s Robyn Doolittle

It seems like a day can’t pass without news about Toronto mayor Rob Ford. Some might say there’s enough to fill a book.

Penguin Canada obviously thinks so. The publisher has acquired Crazy Town: The Rob Ford Story by Toronto Star city-hall reporter Robyn Doolittle.

Doolittle, who has been covering Ford since the 2010 mayoral elections, gained international attention for reporting about a video which allegedly features Ford smoking crack.

In a press release, Penguin Canada says the book, which will be released under the Viking Canada imprint in March 2014, contains “shocking new revelations about Toronto Mayor Rob Ford, his family and associates.”

Ford has played muse to several other Toronto writers. Edward Keenan’s Some Great Idea (Coach House Books) included the mayor as part of a larger narrative about the forces that have shaped Toronto as a global city. Last year, Random House of Canada’s online platform, Hazlitt, released the ebook The Gift of Ford: How Toronto’s Unlikeliest Man Became its Most Notorious Mayor by journalist Ivor Tossell, and in 2011, House of Anansi Press published The Little Book of Rob Ford, a compendium of quotes from the mayor.


October 17th, 2013

2:56 pm

Category: Book news

Tagged with: deal, Rob Ford