1. Which may, unfortunately, be the case.
2. There are two jokes related to this "the work reflects the personality of the author". The first is a film school joke: everyone's first film is about sex, whether they know it or not. The second is a joke from the field of industrial organization: that an organizations building (headquarters, usually) tells us something about the company. Thus the Pentagon tells us something about how the DOD works, and the building of the American Museum of Natural History tells us something about how the museum organizes itself. This is one of those jokes that has an awesome amount of truth to it.