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From the number one New York Times bestselling author comes another stunning memoir that is tender touchingand 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 Life after death Vampires Zombies Reiki Homeopathy Rolfing Reflexology Note that 'witches' and 'witchcraft' are absent from this list 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 witchFor 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 giftFrom 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