In her new book, “Crazy Town: The Rob Ford Story,” Toronto Star reporter Robyn Doolittle writes about working on the story of Toronto’s mayor and the video of him smoking crack.

Keeping a secret is tough. Keeping a secret that I’d seen the mayor of Toronto smoking from what looked like a crack pipe was exhausting. My Star friends knew not to ask what I was working on. My mom called to see if everything was okay — she’d noticed I hadn’t been writing much. “Oh, you know, just taking some time off after the big Garrison story,” I said, lying to my own mother.

Robyn Doolittle, Toronto Star

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