These are what we call the 'YMMV items.' Things that some people find in this work. We call them 'your mileage might vary' because not everyone sees these things in the same way. This starts discussions in the trope lists, a thing we don't want. Please use the discussion page if you'd like to discuss any of these items.
YMMV: How I Became A Famous Novelist
Alternate Character Interpretation: Preston Brooks is probably sincere and the phoniness Pete sees in Brooks is probably projection, but some of the quotes attributes to Brooks are so ridiculous they're hard to take seriously.