Winfrey wears his influences on his sleeve for much of the book. There is a heavy dose of the irreverent humor of Monty Python and Douglas Adams, and the silliness of the Marx Brothers. There’s a brief take on Abbott and Costello’s ‘Who’s on first?’ routine, as well as an introductory section that reminded me of Woody Allen’s earliest writings in the way in which each paragraph ends with a punch line. For the most part however, it is an amalgamation of these comic influences that add to the hilarious nature of this book. Yes, it is somewhat silly, but there are also, action sequences and character studies that allow for more than just jokes. A delightful story that ends rather too abruptly but did make me read the second book. Not great but awfully funny.