Forthcoming from Beacon Press on March 16, 2021, Already Toast: Caregiving and Burnout in America tells the story of Kate Washington’s struggle to care for her seriously ill husband, offering a revealing look at the role unpaid family caregivers play in a society that fails to provide them with structural support. Already Toast, which Publishers Weekly calls a "wrenching debut," shows how all-consuming caregiving can be, how difficult it is to find support, and how the social and literary narratives that have long locked women into providing emotional labor also keep them in unpaid caregiving roles. In a starred review, Booklist calls Already Toast "an eye-opening account from a full-time caregiver...a timely and crucial appeal."
Is your book group interested hosting a discussion? Contact Kate and check out Beacon Press's reading guide for Already Toast. For information on upcoming readings and discussions, please visit the events page.
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Going through it? Check out Kate's playlist for caregivers or anyone, featuring songs mentioned in the book.