Toil & Trouble by Augusten Burroughs

4/5 Stars

I’ve heard many good things about Augusten Burroughs’ writing but this was my first time reading any of his work. From what I’ve gathered, this was a lighter piece compared to his past work. Burroughs explores being raised as a witch, descending from a long line of witches in his family. He provides some history on witches and their treatment from others in society. Burroughs reveals parts of his life with candor, including the good and the bad of his childhood, his current relationship, and moving from New York to a farm house. There were several laugh-out-loud moments throughout the book and some scenes were shocking. I feel that anyone who is a fan of Burroughs’ past work will thoroughly enjoy his latest book. Having never read any of his past work, I can also recommend this book to anyone else who hasn’t read his work, as it provides enough information for a new reader to follow along. However, he teased a few things that must have been discussed in his past work and now I want to read the other books too! 

Thank you to NetGalley for sending me an ARC of Toil & Trouble.