In his autobiography, comedian David Brenner noted, "I swore to myself that when I became a man and made some money, I would never eat at home but would eat every meal out. It was a priority. To me, food in the refrigerator is a symbol of poverty. When I see an empty refrigerator, I know I've got some bucks."
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