Sue-Ann Levy holding her book: 'Underdog: Confessions of a Right-Wing Gay Jewish Muckraker'

Sue-Ann Levy

Openly gay and right-of-centre politically, Sue-Ann Levy is one of the top read Toronto columnists because of her outspoken opinions, take-no-prisoners writing style and the fearless way with which she tackles the elitists in government and in the media.

Sue-Ann has built up a loyal readership of both fans and detractors over her 27 years on the political and investigative beats for the Toronto Sun and the Post Media chain of newspapers. She has made it her crusade to expose waste and mismanagement, to promote an unpopular cost-cutting agenda and to probe issues no other journalists have dared to tackle.

A two-time investigative reporting award winner and eight-time winner of the Toronto Sun's Readers Choice award for news writer, Sue-Ann is known for advocating the poor, the homeless and the elderly and for fighting against the rise in anti-Semitism across Canada. In late August of 2016, Sue-Ann's first book--Underdog: Confessions of a Right-Wing, Gay Jewish Muckraker--was released by Penguin Random House Canada to rave reviews and media coverage across Canada and in such international publications as the Times of Israel.

Sue-Ann Levy standing in a book store, pointing at her new book that's now available: 'Underdog: Confessions of a Right-Wing Gay Jewish Muckraker'.
Sue-Ann Levy's book launch at Tosto's downtown, September 16, 2016: Toronto councillor Scott Burnside, councillor Steven Holyday and his dad, former deputy mayor Doug Holyday.

Sue-Ann Levy's book launch at Tosto's downtown, September 16, 2016: Toronto councillor Scott Burnside, councillor Steven Holyday and his dad, former deputy mayor Doug Holyday.

Sue-Ann can be heard twice weekly on The John Oakley show on Talk 640 and regularly on National Post Radio. She is a seasoned pundit and public speaker on a variety of political, gay, Jewish and other topical issues and is regularly asked to appear at conferences and on political panels.

Hoping to change the face of conservative politics in her home province of Ontario, she ran for MPP in a largely Liberal midtown Toronto riding in 2009. Sue-Ann has a Bachelor of Journalism degree from Ottawa’s Carleton University and an MBA from the University of Toronto. She lives in midtown Toronto with her wife, Denise Alexander and their three politically incorrect dachshunds, Kishka, Flora and Fritzy.

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Book Reviews

One of the few books that I have taken the time to read cover to cover in recent memory. Thanks for sharing your life experiences and giving an inside and honest portrayal of what happens in politics at Queens park and Toronto's town hall. As a 44 year old auto worker I was extremely disappointed to read that the CAW now UNIFOR would show their support behind the QuAIA at a World Pride event. Why people dislike Israel I'll never know. You're a Class Act!!! Best of luck to you.
- Don Henderson, 44-year-old auto worker

If you read Sue-Ann Levy in the Toronto Sun, you know she writes with a particularly sharp pen, skewering left-wing politicians and government spending on a regular basis. But there's a lot more to her life that hasn't been revealed until now...Just finished your book. Well done. Thoroughly enjoyed it.
- Steve Paikin, TVO's The Agenda

Underdog is Sue-Ann's side of a 1:1 conversation with you about her life. It showcases her intellect, tenacity and fearlessness ... A must read.
- Former MPP Peter Shurman

I had to buy Underdog--even though I' am a cheap Scot. I could not put it down and finished reading it in two days, even through a power blackout beside a flickering candle. I am delighted to report that the book is superb. No professional seat warmer at Toronto City Hall or Queen's Park is spared Sue-Ann's justifiable quest for justice. I noted, to my delight, that Sue-Ann shares my admiration for the same journalists and politicians and my utter contempt for the same cloven-hooved Liberal troughers who wine and dine on the taxpayer's dime. Her stories about their incompetence and flagrant narcissism are delicious. Schadenfruede never tasted so scrumptious.
- Retired Toronto cop Sue MacDonnell

Bought your book yesterday, finished it today! You owe me a night's sleep. Super work. always love your column and your book was over the top. I really appreciate how you covered Rob Ford. Thank you! Keep up the good fight.
- Don Croucher

Just finished reading Underdog and felt compelled to send a quick note to thank you for writing your confessional. I appreciate and admire what you do, what you write, what you say and how openly you say it. I was a Rob Ford fan and staunch supporter of his mayoralty and remain so today. It was terrible how most of the media and nearly all of his fellow politicians treated him, some vilifying him even today.
- Jack Kohane

We rage about the media party, the think a likes, it's not just that they are liberal, which they mostly always are, they're for diversity--race and gender, except for intellectual diversity. My friend Sue-Ann Levy breaks the mold.
- The Rebel's Ezra Levant

This is a terrific fascinating memoir of one of Toronto's finest, investigative journalists, Sue-Ann levy. Lots of great stores and insightful commentary and investigative reporting on many important issues in Toronto and the GTA. Thank god for people like her who fight for what's right, don't back down, aren't scared and simply tell it like it is. We need more people, writers, and politicians like her.
- Dr. Ben Barankin

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Sue-Ann Levy autographing a copy of 'Underdog: Confessions of a Right-Wing Gay Jewish Muckraker' at the official book launch.