Augusten decides that he does not want to go to school. His mother says that he has to go to school until he is 16 years old. After Augusten keeps complaining, his mother decides to call Dr. Finch. Dr. Finch comes up with a plan so that Augusten can get out of school for a while. He decides to tell the school that Augusten tried to commit suicide. After Hope (Dr. Finch's daughter) finds out that Augusten is gay, she wants him to meet Bookman her adopted brother who is also gay. Bookman and Augusten meet , and Bookman starts to really like Augusten. Augusten still spends most of his time at Dr. Finch's house, but he still sees his mother sometimes. When Dr. Finch finds out about Augusten and Bookman's relationship, he gets angry.
Augusten Burroughs was born in 1965 in Massachusetts. He has written a total of 5 stories. Augusten currently lives in New York City with his boyfriend and their 2 dogs.