Curbside pickup and returns now available at 26 locations. View updated hours of operations here.

Toil & trouble: A Memoir

Book Cover
Average Rating
Publisher:
Varies, see individual formats and editions
Pub. Date:
2019.
Language:
English
Description
"From the number one New York Times bestselling author comes another 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"--
Also in This Series
More Like This
More Copies In LINK+
Loading LINK+ Copies...
More Details
ISBN:
9781250019950
9781250019967
9781250266668
9781250240149
9781250258366
Reviews from GoodReads
Loading GoodReads Reviews.
Staff View

Grouping Information

Grouped Work IDd14b9d7e-f2a6-d257-815a-9e90e9a1a601
Grouping Titletoil and trouble
Grouping Authoraugusten burroughs
Grouping Categorybook
Grouping LanguageEnglish (eng)
Last Grouping Update2021-06-13 03:31:49AM
Last Indexed2021-06-13 04:11:46AM
Novelist Primary ISBNnone

Solr Details

accelerated_reader_point_value0
accelerated_reader_reading_level0
auth_author2Bobby, Anne, 1967-
Miles, Robin,
Zackman, Gabra,
authorBurroughs, Augusten,
author2-roleBobby, Anne,1967-narrator.
Miles, Robin,narrator.
Zackman, Gabra,narrator.
hoopla digital.
author_displayBurroughs, Augusten
available_at_catalogArden-Dimick
Central
Colonial Heights
McKinley
Pocket-Greenhaven
Rio Linda
South Natomas
Walnut Grove
detailed_location_catalogArden-Dimick
Central
Colonial Heights
McKinley
Pocket-Greenhaven
Rio Linda
South Natomas
Sylvan Oaks
Walnut Grove
display_description"From the number one New York Times bestselling author comes another 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"--
format_catalogBook
eAudiobook
eBook
format_category_catalogAudio Books
Books
eBook
idd14b9d7e-f2a6-d257-815a-9e90e9a1a601
isbn9781250019950
9781250019967
9781250240149
9781250258366
9781250266668
item_details
Bib IdItem IdShelf LocCall NumFormatFormat CategoryNum CopiesIs Order ItemIs eContenteContent SourceeContent FileeContent URLsubformatDetailed StatusLast CheckinLocationSub-location
hoopla:MWT12694524Online Hoopla CollectionOnline HooplaeAudiobookAudio Books1falsetrueHooplahttps://www.hoopladigital.com/title/12694524?utm_source=MARCAvailable Online
ils:.b26134135.i81901689Rio Linda813.6 B972t 20191falsefalseOn Shelfrioag
ils:.b26134135.i81901732Arden-Dimick813.6 B972t 20191falsefalseOn Shelfardag
ils:.b26134135.i81935195Walnut Grove813.6 B972t 20191falsefalseOn Shelfwalag
ils:.b26134135.i81945711Folsom Adult813.6 BUR 20191falsefalseOn Shelffola
ils:.b26134135.i8193516xMcKinley813.6 B972t 20191falsefalseOn Shelfmckag
ils:.b26134135.i81901744McKinley813.6 B972t 20191falsefalseOn Shelfmckag
ils:.b26134135.i81901690Central813.6 B972t 20191falsefalseOn Shelfcenag
ils:.b26134135.i81906286Woodland Public LibraryBIOGRAPHY Burroughs, A. 20191falsefalseDue Oct 31, 2020wdpa
ils:.b26134135.i81935171Pocket-Greenhaven813.6 B972t 20191falsefalseOn Shelfpocag
ils:.b26134135.i81935158Rio Linda813.6 B972t 20191falsefalseOn Shelfrioag
ils:.b26134135.i81901719South Natomas813.6 B972t 20191falsefalseOn Shelfnatag
ils:.b26134135.i81935183Sylvan Oaks813.6 B972t 20191falsefalseOn Holdshelfsylag
ils:.b26134135.i81901707Colonial Heights813.6 B972t 20191falsefalseOn Shelfchsag
overdrive:d3285f8e-a2e2-48fb-b3a5-93a0269b96ed-2Online OverDrive CollectionOnline OverDriveeBookeBook3falsetrueOverDriveAdobe EPUB eBook, Kindle Book, OverDrive ReadAvailable Online
overdrive:635e8f00-968e-4d5a-8c0f-a58de1c5e038-2Online OverDrive CollectionOnline OverDriveeAudiobookAudio Books5falsetrueOverDriveOverDrive MP3 Audiobook, OverDrive ListenAvailable Online
itype_catalogAdult Book Non-Fiction
Adult Fiction
last_indexed2021-06-13T11:11:46.934Z
lexile_score-1
literary_formNon Fiction
literary_form_fullNon Fiction
local_callnumber_catalog813.6 B972t 2019
owning_library_catalogSacramento Public Library
owning_location_catalogArden-Dimick
Central
Colonial Heights
McKinley
Pocket-Greenhaven
Rio Linda
South Natomas
Sylvan Oaks
Walnut Grove
primary_isbn9781250019950
publishDate2019
record_details
Bib IdFormatFormat CategoryEditionLanguagePublisherPublication DatePhysical DescriptionAbridged
hoopla:MWT12694524eAudiobookAudio BooksUnabridged.EnglishMacmillan Audio, 2019.1 online resource (1 audio file (12hr., 10 min.)) : digital.
ils:.b26134135BookBooksFirst edition.EnglishSt. Martin's Press, 2019.320 pages ; 22 cm
overdrive:d3285f8e-a2e2-48fb-b3a5-93a0269b96edeBookeBookEnglishSt. Martin's Publishing Group2019
overdrive:635e8f00-968e-4d5a-8c0f-a58de1c5e038eAudiobookAudio BooksEnglishMacmillan Audio2019
recordtypegrouped_work
scoping_details_catalog
Bib IdItem IdGrouped StatusStatusLocally OwnedAvailableHoldableBookableIn Library Use OnlyLibrary OwnedHoldable PTypesBookable PTypesLocal Url
hoopla:MWT12694524Available OnlineAvailable Onlinefalsetruefalsefalsefalsefalse
ils:.b26134135.i81901689On ShelfOn Shelffalsetruetruefalsefalsetrue0, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30, 31, 32, 33, 34, 35, 36, 37, 38, 39
ils:.b26134135.i81901732On ShelfOn Shelffalsetruetruefalsefalsetrue0, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30, 31, 32, 33, 34, 35, 36, 37, 38, 39
ils:.b26134135.i81935195On ShelfOn Shelffalsetruetruefalsefalsetrue0, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30, 31, 32, 33, 34, 35, 36, 37, 38, 39
ils:.b26134135.i81945711On ShelfOn Shelffalsetruetruefalsefalsefalse9999
ils:.b26134135.i8193516xOn ShelfOn Shelffalsetruetruefalsefalsetrue0, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30, 31, 32, 33, 34, 35, 36, 37, 38, 39
ils:.b26134135.i81901744On ShelfOn Shelffalsetruetruefalsefalsetrue0, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30, 31, 32, 33, 34, 35, 36, 37, 38, 39
ils:.b26134135.i81901690On ShelfOn Shelffalsetruetruefalsefalsetrue0, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30, 31, 32, 33, 34, 35, 36, 37, 38, 39
ils:.b26134135.i81906286Checked OutChecked Outfalsefalsetruefalsefalsefalse0, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 10, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30, 31, 32, 33, 34, 35, 36, 37, 38, 39, 40, 41, 42, 43, 44, 45, 46, 47, 48, 49, 50, 51, 52, 53, 54, 55, 56, 57, 58, 59, 60, 61, 62, 63, 64, 65, 66, 67, 69, 70, 71, 73, 80, 81, 82, 83, 84, 85, 86, 87, 88, 89, 90, 91, 92, 93, 94, 95, 96, 97, 98, 99, 100, 101, 102, 103, 104, 105, 106, 107, 108, 109, 110, 111, 112, 113, 114, 115, 116, 117, 118, 119, 120
ils:.b26134135.i81935171On ShelfOn Shelffalsetruetruefalsefalsetrue0, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30, 31, 32, 33, 34, 35, 36, 37, 38, 39
ils:.b26134135.i81935158On ShelfOn Shelffalsetruetruefalsefalsetrue0, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30, 31, 32, 33, 34, 35, 36, 37, 38, 39
ils:.b26134135.i81901719On ShelfOn Shelffalsetruetruefalsefalsetrue0, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30, 31, 32, 33, 34, 35, 36, 37, 38, 39
ils:.b26134135.i81935183Checked OutOn Holdshelffalsefalsetruefalsefalsetrue0, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30, 31, 32, 33, 34, 35, 36, 37, 38, 39
ils:.b26134135.i81901707On ShelfOn Shelffalsetruetruefalsefalsetrue0, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30, 31, 32, 33, 34, 35, 36, 37, 38, 39
overdrive:d3285f8e-a2e2-48fb-b3a5-93a0269b96ed-2Available OnlineAvailable Onlinefalsetruetruefalsefalsefalse
overdrive:635e8f00-968e-4d5a-8c0f-a58de1c5e038-2Available OnlineAvailable Onlinefalsetruetruefalsefalsefalse
subject_facetAmerican wit and humor
Burroughs, Augusten
Novelists, American -- 20th century -- Biography
Witchcraft -- Humor
title_displayToil & trouble
title_fullToil & Trouble A Memoir
Toil & trouble / Augusten Burroughs
Toil & trouble [electronic resource] / Augusten Burroughs
title_shortToil & trouble
title_subA Memoir
topic_facetAmerican wit and humor
Biography & Autobiography
Burroughs, Augusten
New Age
Nonfiction
Novelists, American
Self-Improvement
Witchcraft