Speaking of food, novelists and philosophers occasionally do just that.

Love Invents Us
by Amy Bloom (1997)

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"Every dinner was a short horror; my eating habits were remarked upon, and then my mother would talk about politics and decorating and my wardrobe. My father talked about his clients, their divorces, their bank accounts. I would go to my room, pretend to do my homework, and read my novels."

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