Heather Gadd's Reviews > Toil & Trouble: A Memoir

Toil & Trouble by Augusten Burroughs
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really liked it
bookshelves: read-in-2020

Brilliant! It was absolutely beautiful.

I remember seeing something about it and so I put it on hold at the library. That was awhile ago, so when it popped up in my Kindle, I loved the title but I had no recollection what it was actually about. When I started reading it, it read a lot like fiction, but then when I checked out the author, it all came back to me that it was a memoir and then I was really intrigued. Especially since I had read Running With Scissors years ago and hadn't made the connection that it was the same author.

Anyway, throughout the entire book I was just swept up in the storytelling, the imagery of the house and his upbringing, not to mention his abilities. Even if you are a skeptic, which I most certainly am, he still tells a damn good story. So vivid are the details, his humor is dry and sarcastic, I want to go back and read all of his works leading up to this one.

Reading this was so much fun and delightful and I wish we were friends because he sounds like he would be so much fun to sit with and chat.

Check out my notes for the book for a few of my thoughts throughout the novel.
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Reading Progress

November 15, 2019 – Shelved
November 15, 2019 – Shelved as: to-read
January 15, 2020 – Started Reading
January 16, 2020 – Shelved as: read-in-2020
January 16, 2020 – Finished Reading

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