Tuesday, July 31, 2007

Ruby Tourk: Hits Rock Bottom & Best Seller

Of course, you remember Ruby Tourk - the women Gavin Newsom can’t forget. Rather she resurfaces with occasional flare-ups like a bad case of herpes to remind the "Love ‘em & Leave ‘em" Mayor of his February 1st, News Conference in which he admitted to having an affair with his Appointments Secretary Ruby Rippey-Tourk who was married to Alex Tourk, Newsom’s close friend and campaign manager.

While both, Alex (resigned) and Ruby (rehab) fled the scene, Newsom stuck around, apologizing for his indescretions and announcing he was also getting counseling for alcohol problems. However, Newsom’s counseling amounted to no more than few uncomfortable conversations with family friend, Mimi Silbert, head of San Francisco's famous Delancey Street Foundation. Meantime, Ruby actually did complete an on-site alcohol treatment program. and she's writing about it.
"I don't know if I would use the word 'counseling,' but I will be helping the

The I-Team has learned Ruby Tourk has written at least two chapters of a self-help book, and is shopping the project to local publishers. Sources say Tourk writes about “hitting rock bottom with Newsom after 20 years of alcoholism and coke use”, and that she hopes to use the mayor’s name recognition to sell books.

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