In My Own Way: An Autobiography

In My Own Way: An Autobiography

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By (author) Alan Watts

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  • Publisher: NEW WORLD LIBRARY
  • Format: Paperback | 384 pages
  • Dimensions: 140mm x 216mm x 30mm | 417g
  • Publication date: 11 June 2007
  • Publication City/Country: Novato, CA
  • ISBN 10: 1577315847
  • ISBN 13: 9781577315841
  • Edition: 2
  • Edition statement: Second.
  • Sales rank: 50,282

Product description

In this new edition of his acclaimed autobiography ? long out of print and rare until now ? Alan Watts tracks his spiritual and philosophical evolution from a child of religious conservatives in rural England to a freewheeling spiritual teacher who challenged Westerners to defy convention and think for themselves. From early in this intellectual life, Watts shows himself to be a philosophical renegade and wide-ranging autodidact who came to Buddhism through the teachings of Christmas Humphreys and D. T. Suzuki. Told in a nonlinear style, In My Own Way wonderfully combines Watts’ own brand of unconventional philosophy and often hilarious accounts of gurus, celebrities, psychedelic drug experiences, and wry observations of Western culture. A charming foreword written by Watts’ father sets the tone of this warm, funny, and beautifully written story of a compelling figure who encouraged readers to ?follow your own weird” ? something he always did himself, as his remarkable account of his life shows.

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