Running with Scissors - Chapter 8: Pure Projection Summary & Analysis

Augusten Burroughs
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Chapter 8: Pure Projection Summary and Analysis

In this chapter, Augusten participates in the World Father's Day parade, held and sponsored by Dr. Finch. They parade down the local streets in Northampton, distributing literature while dressed in ridiculous outfits, including breast like balloons. A few times, the police stop the procession but, after seeing Dr. Finch's credentials, they allow the group to proceed.

Later, during an intense argument between two of Dr. Finch's daughters, Natalie and Hope, Augusten explains more of the doctor's philosophies. Dr. Finch believes in freedom of expression. He feels that one achieves mental health by letting all of one's aggression out, in the form of heated shouting matches. Augusten rates this particular argument as only a 4.5.

One matter that frequently causes this type of argument is Dr. Finch's mistresses. Agnes rejects the doctor's infidelity, but he admonished her to be...

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