The Only Average Guy

The Only Average Guy

Inside the Uncommon World of Rob Ford

Book - 2015
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Eye-opening and at times frightening, The Only Average Guy cuts through the uproar that followed Ford everywhere. Filion peels back the layers of an extremely complicated man. Weaving together the personal and political stories, he explains how Ford's tragic weaknesses helped propel him to power before leading to his inevitable failure. Through Ford, the book also explains the growing North American phenomenon by which angry voters are attracted to outspoken candidates flaunting outrageous flaws. For fifteen years, Toronto city councillor John Filion has had an uncommon relationship with Rob Ford. Sitting two seats away from the wildly unpredictable councillor from Etobicoke, who served as mayor from 2010 to 2014, Filion formed an unlikely camaraderie that allowed him to look beyond Rob's red-faced persona, seeing a boy still longing for the approval of his father, struggling with the impossible expectations of a family that fancied itself a political dynasty.
Publisher: Toronto : Random House Canada, ©2015
ISBN: 9780345815996
Branch Call Number: 971.354105 FIL 2015
Characteristics: 359 pages ; 24 cm

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Feb 04, 2016

This was an interesting and challenging book as the author paints an unexpected ... and somewhat sympathetic picture of Rob Ford. Shocking details of his family's nature and drug dealing and struggles by his siblings.

One only hopes that Doug Ford does not make an appearance on any political stage in the future with his background.

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