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Toil & Trouble
Toil & Trouble: A Memoir | Augusten Burroughs
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SGB
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Funny book by my favorite witch! I laughed through it. Burroughs living in the country is such a funny thought.

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Come-read-with-me
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This was a laugh out-loud read for me. When Burroughs hits his stride there isn‘t anyone better to make people feel good about the weirdness we all face in life! I‘m still not convinced that he‘s a witch, but he presents a pretty compelling case as to why we should believe he is one! #nfnov. #TIL that he legally changed his name to Augusten Burroughs.

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I really enjoyed reading this BookPage article on Augusten Burroughs and Toil & Trouble. I‘ve had the book on my “to read” list for a while, but this article gave me a whole new insight into the book and author and makes me even more excited to read it 📚 Bonus points if you spot a guest appearance by Midnight! 🐾🐾 #bookpage #booksbrewsandbooze #toilandtrouble #augustenburroughs #imawitch #memoir

Leftcoastzen 😻❤️ 3w
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Eggbeater
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I am a natural skeptic and I have to admit my first thought was "take your medication." But the book is so honest, hilarious, touching and observationally true, that I forgot I think the premise is ridiculous and got sucked right in. I am still not convinced if witches are real or not, but I am certain that his writing is magick. We have a similar background and I always feel understood when I read his books.

Copwithabook Great review. I‘ve got this on my list, and your review may have bumped him up a few notches 3w
Eggbeater @Copwithabook Awesome! He is one of my favorite authors. 3w
Scochrane26 I haven‘t read one of his books in yrs, but I‘ll get to this one soon because it‘s been on litsy a lot. I liked Dry a lot & his brother‘s Look me in the Eye. 3w
Eggbeater @Scochrane26 I had no idea his brother wrote a book. I'll have to check it out. 3w
Scochrane26 @Eggbeater his brother wrote about his childhood & his eventual diagnosis of Aspergers. I heard from another litten that he has written other books since then. 3w
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TheJOMOreader
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Augusten Burroughs is no stranger to the revelatory memoir, but there is one thing he‘s failed to mention until now: he‘s a witch. Go ahead, scoff. He wouldn‘t believe him either, except he‘s willing to offer proof. Enter Toil & Trouble. This is old school Burroughs - tough truths told with the sharpest of wits and the keenest of observations . I loved Running With Scissors and Dry, and this book reminded me why. He‘s just so freaking funny.

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Gina
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Burroughs new memoir is about him being a witch... are you intrigued? I know I am...

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Wife
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I really enjoyed the author‘s humor and had some laugh out loud moments. Very interesting take on every day witchcraft. Some of us have stronger intuition than others, but all of us have it. Totally enjoyed this, but not motivated to read any of his other books. 4/5🖤s

HOTPock3tt This is the one about the guy who grew up as a witch right? I thought about checking that one out... 1mo
MyBookSwapClub I loved his previous books!!! Haven't tried this so adding it in my TBR 3w
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TheBookDream
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Well. That happened. It‘s about a witch so it qualifies for the #scarathon (#TeamSlaughter!) but I‘m not sure what to think. I‘m at an hour and 38 minutes in #24B4Monday. @Clwojick

Clwojick 🙌 🙌 🙌 1mo
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Christine
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This was EXACTLY the book I needed to get over the hump of a stress-infused, news-oversaturated week. I loved it. It‘s been years since I‘ve read an Augusten Burroughs book, but this makes me consider going back to catch up on the ones I‘ve missed. He‘s hilarious, his writing is smart and engaging, and, bonus, he‘s a witch! (The witchy parts were my favorite by far.) 🧙‍♂️🖤

AmyG I loved this book, too. He way he writes...about his witchiness, the new house, the quirky neighbors....just wonderful. 2mo
Bakingbookworm This one caught my eye at the library. I may just have to check it out! 2mo
Christine @AmyG Yes!! The interactions with the neighbors were so funny, as was the visit to the older male model‘s house with his real estate agent friend...😂 2mo
Christine @Bakingbookworm If you do, I hope you love it! 2mo
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britt_brooke
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⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ Augusten Burroughs is one of the reasons I finally became a reader. I picked up his first memoir in my early 20s, fell in love with the genre, the rest is history. He‘s a darkly humorous and talented storyteller. When I saw the basis of this one, I wasn‘t sure what hokeyness awaited, but it was quite interesting. Yes, he discusses his “powers,” but it‘s also about his mom, moving to the country, and, of course, dogs. 🐾

Scochrane26 Have you read his brother‘s book, Look Me in the Eye? I‘ve always liked it because it helped me understand more about aspergers. 2mo
britt_brooke @Scochrane26 Yes! Same here. I think he has a couple of other books, but I haven‘t read those yet. 2mo
Scochrane26 I didn‘t know he wrote more. I haven‘t read anything by Burroughs in a long time, I‘ll have to check both to see what I‘ve missed. 2mo
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britt_brooke @Scochrane26 Have you read Dry? It‘s my favorite of his memoirs. 2mo
Scochrane26 @britt_brooke Yes, I‘ve read Dry, I think as a book & audio. It was also helpful for my field of work. It‘s been my favorite, too, of what I‘ve read. 2mo
CaseyLea I love his work too! 2mo
britt_brooke @CaseyLea 💚💚💚 2mo
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“There‘s nothing more beautiful than to have survived something.”

📷: augusten.com

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TheBookDream
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Chilling. Starting the first read of the #spooky season with a spooky #Pusheen. New job at Kohl‘s starts tomorrow night. Wish me luck! #teamslaughter @Clwojick

Jas16 Good luck🍀 2mo
Clwojick GOOD LUCK!!! 2mo
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Chrissyreadit
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Post 2- #screamathonswap @AmyG I love the magnets! The bookmark is amazing! The coffee and tea- all of it!

TrishB Those magnets are so cool! 2mo
AmyG Yay! Happy Halloween!!! 2mo
AmyG Coffee and tea....products of Colorado 🙌🏻 (edited) 2mo
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Chrissyreadit @AmyG I love CO! I lived in Denver for a year and still miss it. I also loved the Celestial Seasonings tour! My son was very excited about the tea too. He loves herbal teas. I‘m so glad you sent me Colorado products. 2mo
AmyG I had no idea you lived in Denver! Ha! 2mo
Chrissyreadit @AmyG yes- I love Colorado so much! The Tattered Cover is my favorite bookstore ever. 2mo
AmyG It‘s one of my favorites. Great great store. I wish Ilived closer. 2mo
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HillsAndHamletsBookshop
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Thoroughly enjoyed this funny, dark, and offbeat memoir in which Augusten Burroughs comes out as a witch. Seriously, he‘s a witch. Burroughs reads it himself and has a weird, drawn out style, but I got used to it after awhile. Thanks to Libro.fm for the complimentary listening copy.

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BookAlongBlog
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5/5🌟 What a great, entertaining memoir! I was really intrigued by this one from the moment I read the synopsis. Augusten Burroughs opens up about how he and other members of his family are descendants of Witches! Yes you read that right Witches, the supernatural kind. Burroughs is a wonderful writer and storyteller. His words and humour pulled me in. Definitely one of the more curious and uncanny memoirs I have read. Out Oct 1st! #bookreview

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AmyG
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First challenge for #24in48 is Science Fiction/Fantasy Challenge

This is more of a “magical” story. The author writes a memoir...but he descends from a family of witches of which he is one. Very good book. Thanks insomnia...I was up reading this early today.

Karkar I love this cover 😍 5mo
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AmyG
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Just started this goodreads ARC win....and it‘s GOOD.

Freespirit What a gorgeous view you have ❤️ 5mo
AmyG @Freespirit Thank you! 5mo
Karkar I love this cover 😍 5mo
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Lineup for Augusten Burroughs signed ARCs. It continues around the corner and into the booth.

#bookexpo19 #bookexpo #BEA

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CaliforniaCay
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Any other Augusten Burroughs fans out there? Just found out he has a new book coming out October 1st! Can't wait!

ClairesReads Oh cool I didn‘t know about this! 9mo
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