First of all, I do not use actual eggplants in the writing of books. I use the usual tools, a computer, paper, pencils, and things like that. Second, the eggplant is a sadly misunderstood fruit. It is not so much what it is, but what you can do with it. By itself, I agree, in its natural state is it horrible--but you do not eat it raw. I knew a man who liked raw eggplant, and he was weird in other ways, but most people cook them. Prepared with skill, and in certain recipes it is a different story. Perhaps one day you will go among sophisticated people, and then you may find the eggplant is your best friend.