We've all had that friend who was completely rude to people and couldn't handle being called out on it. Friends tell the truth with tact and dont get secret satisfaction out of other's problems. If you can't think of anyone, it's probably you.
I've read so many Hemingway biography's and so many of his novels, and short stories . and just things about his life, as well as his death (I have the book, "Final Drafts") . so I can actually find the irony in this statement.