In My Own Way: An Autobiography

In My Own Way: An Autobiography

Kobo ebook | February 9, 2011

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

Title:In My Own Way: An AutobiographyFormat:Kobo ebookPublished:February 9, 2011Publisher:New World LibraryLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:1577319931

ISBN - 13:9781577319931

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