I'd have to say that, having read all of Tony Hawks's books, I've found each one to be uplifting, laugh out loud funny and influential. Not necessarily influential in terms of my wanting to drag a fridge round Ireland or challenge some Moldovan Tennis players or even have a one hit wonder, but influential nonetheless. Mr Hawks's philosophy seems to be everything I would want from my own outlook. He's an optimist - he dares to dream the dream, go out there and try the apparently-impossible and he does it with humility and enthusiasm... and he makes crap jokes along the way.
I hope someone challenges him to do something else in time for a new book release - I'll need a good read around March!