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Toronto Star reporter’s book on Rob Ford to be released a month early

The cover of 'Crazy Town: The Rob Ford Story' from the Chapters/Indigo website.

Toronto Star reporter Robyn Doolitttle’s book about Rob Ford will be released a month early.

Doolittle made the announcement on Twitter on Wednesday.

Crazy Town: The Rob Ford Story will be published on Feb. 4, 2014 – about seven months before the Oct. 27, 2014 municipal election. It contains “shocking new revelations about Toronto mayor Rob Ford,” publisher Penguin Canada said earlier this year.

Doolittle, a city hall reporter, is one of two Star reporters who saw a video that purportedly shows the mayor smoking crack cocaine.

Last week, police said they had a video that was “consistent” with what had been reported. On Tuesday, Ford admitted he has smoked crack cocaine.

Ford, who is facing numerous controversies, said he plans to run for re-election next year.

In addition to what has been dubbed “Crackgate,” there are allegations of being intoxicated at public events; he was fired from a volunteer football coaching job at Don Bosco high school; numerous staff were either fired or quit from his office; and, most recently, his friend Alexander Lisi was charged with extortion for his alleged attempts to retrieve the video.