- Hardcover: 384 pages
- Publisher: Viking; 1st Edition edition (Feb. 3 2014)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 067006811X
- ISBN-13: 978-0670068111
- Product Dimensions: 16.5 x 3 x 24.1 cm
- Shipping Weight: 544 g
- Average Customer Review: 67 customer reviews
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #105,168 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
Crazy Town: The Rob Ford Story Hardcover – Feb 3 2014
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“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
About the Author
Robyn Doolittle is a reporter with The Globe and Mail. She began her career covering crime and moved to the municipal politics beat during the 2010 mayoral elections. She is one of three reporters to have viewed a video of Toronto mayor Rob Ford smoking what appears to be crack cocaine. A graduate of Ryerson University's journalism school, Doolittle lives in Toronto.See all Product description
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The book's strength is in explaining why Ford was voted into office, and the detailed the machinations to cover up his disgraceful behaviour. Even more impressive is that this book was written in 3 short months and yet is solidly researched with extensive footnotes and sources.
I had to get used to Robyn's form of writing but once I did , it was an easy read. Easy to understand and easy to follow.
Anyone interested in GTA politics should read this book. Anyone wondering what kind of a person Rob Ford is should read this book. Anyone wondering what helped shape Rob Ford's behaviour and views, should read this book. If you want help with determining how things might go in Toronto in the future under Mayor Ford, you need to read this book.
I was very surprised to learn The Star at one time endorsed Ford. I understand why the Fords don't want this made public, but why The Star doesn't let Toronto know they endorsed him until he showed exactly crazy he is, is beyond me.
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