Running with Scissors - Chapter 9: He Was Raised without Proper Diagnosis Summary & Analysis

Augusten Burroughs
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Chapter 9: He Was Raised without Proper Diagnosis Summary and Analysis

In this chapter, the reader learns that Augusten has a brother seven years older than himself, Troy. Except for practical jokes against his family, Troy appears to have no emotions.

Augusten does look up to Troy, however, because he works for KISS, the rock band. For one concert, Troy flies Augusten into town. He spies on the band and sees Gene Simon dress. Such occurrences point out Augusten's lack of training for general society. He does not seem to know how to conduct himself. However, at one time, he rejected Dr. Finch's masturbatorium, now he becomes lax in rules of privacy himself.

During their visit, Troy attempts to explain the complex audio systems that he runs. When Augusten fails to understand, Troy proclaims him retarded. Such a comment, Augusten...

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