In My Own Way: An Autobiography

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$18.95  $17.43
Publisher
New World Library
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Pages
385
Dimensions
5.58 X 1.18 X 8.54 inches | 0.92 pounds
Language
English
Type
Paperback
EAN/UPC
9781577315841

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About the Author

Alan Watts (1915-1973)

For spiritual seekers of many generations, Alan Watts earned a reputation as one of the most accessible--and entertaining--interpreters of Eastern philosophy in the West. Beginning at age 16, when he wrote an article for the journal of the Buddhist Lodge in London, Watts would develop an audience of millions who were enriched through his books, recordings, radio broadcasts, and public talks. In all, Alan Watts wrote more than 25 books, including such classics as The Book: On the Taboo Against Knowing Who You Are and This Is It: and Other Essays on Zen and Spiritual Experience.

Reviews

"Enthralling . . . a most engrossing autobiography . . . unlike anything you've ever read . . . Those who like myself have found the solution to at least one momentous riddle of the universe inside each of Mr. Watts's memorable books will be enlightened beyond expectations by this chronicle of the web of interlacing experiences and ideas which have constituted his inner life."
-- Henry A. Murray, MD, Harvard University

"Exuberant . . . It is possible to categorize Watts's autobiography as merely a diverting, candid, brilliantly written egocentric memoir of one's man's expeditious use of philosophy, religion, even science and the arts, to achieve name, fame, a good living and a secure niche in the current cultural scene. Actually In My Own Way cannot be dismissed in quite such simplistic terms, for it is the account of an exceptional man's search for the basic truth of his own nature. . ."
-- Nancy Wilson Ross, New York Times Book Review

"A beautiful presentation as only the old master could do it." -- John C. Lilly

"A thoroughly entertaining book." -- Publisher's Weekly