Andrew's Brain - Chapters 8 – 11 Summary & Analysis

E.L. Doctorow
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In Chapter 8, in a later therapy session, Andrew talks about his undergraduate years at Yale. In college, Andrew and Bush became friends because they were roommates. Bush was not a diligent student; he enjoyed having fun and making trouble. One day, Bush made a Bunsen burner explode in a chemistry class, and Andrew took the blame. In thanks, Bush invited Andrew to spend spring break with Bush’s family. Bush’s parents seemed generally cold and distant. They had many rich and powerful guests for dinner. After Andrew accidentally stepped on an article of a guest’s clothing, he was asked to leave.

In Chapter 9, Andrew begins to talk about his time working for the White House. President Bush referred to his colleagues Dick Cheney and Donald Rumsfeld as Chaingang and Rumbum respectively. He referred to Andrew as Android. Andrew was on the government...

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