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Rob Ford books might set the internet on fire

After John Tory became mayor of Toronto last year, Rob Ford-related drama largely retreated to the sidelines. Although, now that the two Ford brothers are publicly supporting Stephen Harper's election campaign, it seems they're stirring up controversy again.

It doesn't help that there are two new Rob Ford books set to be released soon. One of them is by Ford' former chief-of-staff Mark Towhey; Ward 23 councillor John Filion penned the other.

Yesterday, Maclean's magazine released an excerpt from Towhey's book on its website. In "Mayor Rob Ford: Uncontrollable: How I Tried to Help the World's Most Notorious Mayor," Towhey recounts his experience working for the youngest Ford brother before he was fired back in 2013, right after the crack scandal broke.

The exclusive excerpt details an explosive fight between an apparently intoxicated Ford and his wife Renata. Towhey is on the phone with Ford during it and contemplates calling 9-1-1 multiple times throughout the nearly two hour call.

John Filion's book "The Only Average Guy: Inside the Uncommon World of Rob Ford," gives readers yet another glimpse into the Ford family. But this time, it's from the perspective of a friend.

In a National Post piece (also published yesterday), Filion sets the tone for his book, exploring Ford's fraught relationship with his late father Doug Sr.

It seems like the Filion book is already available on Amazon. Towhey's, however, won't be out until next month. These are just two tomes in a growing cannon of Ford-related work. Of course there's Robyn Doolitte's "Crazy Town," as well as Edward Keenan's "Some Great Idea" and Ivor Tossell's ebook "The Gift of Ford."

Will you pick up both new Ford books? Let us know in the comments.


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