Shortcuts
Please wait while page loads.

Woollahra Libraries Catalogue

PageMenu- Main Menu-
Page content

Catalogue Display

Toil & trouble / Augusten Burroughs.

Toil & trouble / Augusten Burroughs.
Item Information
Shelf Location Collection Volume Ref. Branch Status Due Date Res.
813.54 BURR
Adult Non Fiction Quick Browse   Double Bay . *, Quick Browse .  
813.54 BURR
Adult Non Fiction   Paddington . Available .  
. Catalogue Record 815442 ItemInfo Beginning of record . Catalogue Record 815442 ItemInfo Top of page .
Catalogue Information
Field name Details
ISBN 9781250258366 (paperback)
Author Burroughs, Augusten author.
Title Toil & trouble / Augusten Burroughs.
Publisher/Date New York : St. Martin's Press, 2019.
©2019
Pagination etc. 320 pages ; 21 cm
Summary Note This is a stunning memoir that is tender, touching and just a little spooky. Here's a partial list of things I don't believe in: God. The Devil. Heaven. Hell. Bigfoot. Ancient Aliens. Past lives. Vampires. Zombies. Homeopathy. Bigfoot. Canola oil, because there's no such thing as a canola. Note that 'witches' and 'witchcraft' are absent from this list. When really they should be right there at the top. The thing is, I wouldn't believe in them, and I would privately ridicule any idiot who did, except for one thing: I am a witch.' --From Toil & Trouble. For as long as Augusten Burroughs could remember, he knew things he shouldn't have known. He manifested things that shouldn't have come to pass. And he told exactly no one about this, save one person: his mother. His mother reassured him that it was all perfectly normal, that he was descended from a long line of witches, going back to the days of the early American colonies. And that this family tree was filled with witches. It was a bond that he and his mother shared - until the day she left him in the care of her psychiatrist to be raised in his family (but that's a whole other story). After that, Augusten was on his own. On his own to navigate the world of this tricky power; on his own to either use or misuse this gift. From the hilarious to the terrifying, Toil & Trouble is a chronicle of one man's journey to understand himself, to reconcile the powers he can wield with things with which he is helpless. There are very few things that are coincidences, as you will learn in Toil & Trouble. Ghosts are real, trees can want to kill you, beavers are the spawn of Satan, houses are alive, and in the end, love is the most powerful magic of all.
Subject - Name Burroughs, Augusten
Subject Novelists, American -- 20th century -- Biography
Witchcraft -- Humor
American wit and humor
Autobiographies.
Shelf Location 813.54 BURR
Catalogue Information 815442 Beginning of record . Catalogue Information 815442 Top of page .