Running with Scissors - Chapter 26: Running with Scissors Summary & Analysis

Augusten Burroughs
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Chapter 26: Running with Scissors Summary and Analysis

This chapter takes place a few years later. Augusten, now 17, travels to the Atlantic shore with Natalie, who works at McDonalds. Augusten feels jealous about this, because he never received a call back from any of their applications.

Even outside of the Finch household, little changes. Natalie refuses to do laundry. Instead, on a long weekend vacation to the shore, she wears her McDonald's uniform. She tells Augusten how money equals power. Though they are underage, she proves this theory by buying them beers on a whale watch boat.

Back on shore, they dine on local seafood. Augusten begins to worry about the future. Aloud, he vows to become a writer. Natalie immediately supports him. She announced that she would still like to attend Smith to study psychology and music.

Back at their hotel, Natalie...

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