A profile of George Hodgman, author of the bestselling memoir, Bettyville, about returning to Paris, Missouri to care for his charismatic dying mother. Hodgman weighs whether to stay in Paris, move to St. Louis, or return to to New York City. In the mean time, he prepares to see himself portrayed by Matthew Broderick, and his mother portrayed by Shirley MacLaine, in a Paramount TV dramedy adaptation of the book.