Sunday, October 13th at 3:00 pm - Augusten Burroughs discusses and signs "Toil & Trouble"

Dear DIESEL Friends,

We are sorry to say. that due to the current wildfires in the Los Angeles area Augusten Burroughs has cancelled his appearance at DIESEL. Most unfortunately, there was no opportunity to reschedule for another, later date.

All that have bought pre-sale copies and reserved seats should have been contacted, but if you purchased a pre-sale book and have not been contacted please call the store 310.576.9960.


Join us on Sunday, October 13th at 3:00 pm as we welcome Augusten Burroughs to the store to discuss and sign Toil & Trouble!

*Customers may reserve one seat at this event for each copy of Toil & Trouble pre-purchased from DIESEL, A Bookstore. Please stop by or call the Brentwood store at 310.576.9960 for more information or to buy a copy. Purchase of the book from DIESEL is not required to attend -- this event will take place in the lower courtyard and is open to the public.

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. 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.

Augusten Burroughs is the author of Running with ScissorsDryMagical Thinking: True StoriesPossible Side EffectsA Wolf at the Table and You Better Not Cry. He is also the author of the novel Sellevision, which has been optioned for film. The film version of Running with Scissors, directed by Ryan Murphy and produced by Brad Pitt, was released in October 2006 and starred Joseph Cross, Brian Cox, Annette Bening (nominated for a Golden Globe for her role), Alec Baldwin and Evan Rachel Wood. Augusten's writing has appeared in numerous magazines and newspapers around the world including The New York Times and New York Magazine. In 2005 Entertainment Weekly named him one of "The 25 Funniest People in America."

Photo Credit: AXB

Event date: 
Sunday, October 13, 2019 - 3:00pm to 4:00pm
Event address: 
DIESEL, A Bookstore
225 26th St
Santa Monica, CA 90402
Toil & Trouble: A Memoir Cover Image
ISBN: 9781250019950
Availability: Not On Our Shelves - Available within 1 to 5 Days
Published: St. Martin's Press - October 1st, 2019

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