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- Saint Martin's Griffin,U.S.
- 208 x 137 x 25 mm
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- 272 g
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'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. 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 Pendle witches of Lancashire, England. 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. 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 coincidences, as you will learn. 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.
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Praise for Toil & Trouble: Burroughs' unique ability to translate his fears, anxieties, and dreams into something universal that feels a little like, well, magic...This hilarious and spellbinding memoir will generate a whirl of requests. --Booklist, starred review Praise for Augusten Burroughs: A satisfying success story from a reliably outspoken raconteur. --Kirkus on Lust & Wonder "All of the wisdom he dispenses in his new book-delivered with the dark, acidic humor we've come to expect is certainly well-earned." --The Boston Globe on This is How "Dry is more than a heartbreaking tale; it's a heroic one. As with its predecessor, we finish the book amazed not only that Burroughs can write so brilliantly, but that he's even alive." --People on Dry "It makes a good run at blowing every other [memoir] out of the water." --The Washington Post on Running with Scissors "Funny and rich with child's eye details of adults who have gone off the rails." --The New York Times Book Review on Running with Scissors
AUGUSTEN BURROUGHS is the number one New York Times bestselling author of This is How, A Wolf at the Table, You Better Not Cry, Possible Side Effects, Magical Thinking, Dry, Running with Scissors, and Sellevision.