Big Lipped Alligator Moment: Waking up one morning at a Holiday Inn in Pennsylvania, Fox finds a different person at the check-out desk than the previous night. Instead of Brad, it's Tiffany. Seeing Fox, she asks if she's on Candid Camera. Fox plays along and says "[they're] filming a movie." The next few minutes play out as Fox pays for his night while overacting as Tiffany thinks she's being filmed by a hidden camera in a plant. The plot of leaving the hotel is accomplished, but the whole ruse is completely forgotten and never mentioned again by Fox in narration.
Crowning Moment of Heartwarming - When Fox hugs Diana Foxworthy after she saves him from being killed by an Ax-Crazy FBI agent. Also, when he hugs Charlotte Beauregarde and counsels her about her husband's death
Growing the Beard, over time. (There isn't one specific plot point where it starts getting better, and the first few chapters aren't bad.)