In this section Augusten tells the reader about his older brother Troy. Troy is apparently a weird kid in Augusten's eyes because he isn't able to speak very well. Next, Augusten has sex for the first time with his 32 year old boyfriend. Then towards the end of this section, Augusten explains his time spent going to school with Bill Cosby's daughter. He utterly hates her because she's perfect in every way. This hate for her is what drives Augusten to pretend to kill himself in order to go to a special hospital for months instead of school.
Augusten Burroughs was born in 1965. He lived in Massachusetts. He is the best selling author of many books including running with scissors. He now lives in New York with his partner Dennis Pilsits.