Running with Scissors - Chapter 13: Queen Helene Cholesterol Summary & Analysis

Augusten Burroughs
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Chapter 13: Queen Helene Cholesterol Summary and Analysis

The reader meets Kate Finch in this chapter. Augusten proclaims her to be more sophisticated than all the other Finches. He desires to be a cosmetologist like Kate. Augusten still drams of a life of fame, now hoping for a large beauty empire.

Frequently, Augusten practices his beauty treatments on members of the Finch family. He obsesses about mastering the techniques described in an old beauty school manual that Kate gives him. Some nights, he lies awake, worrying that he will not pass his beauty school test. He journals feverishly about this very topic.

Above all, he does not want to be a writer like his mom; he equates writing with mental illness. Furthermore, Deidre does not enjoy enough fame. Such a proclamation proves ironic, as he obviously does become a writer.

Augusten's relationship with...

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