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In My Own Way

Narrated by: Jeremy Arthur
Length: 13 hrs and 39 mins
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Macmillan Audio presents In My Own Way, Alan Watts' acclaimed autobiography, published for the first time in audio. 

In this audiobook, 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 seekers to “follow your own weird” - something he always did himself, as his remarkable account of his life shows.

©1972 Alan Watts (P)2019 Macmillan Audio

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This is Alan Watts at his very best, as a free spirit.

If you don't listen to anything else by this extraordinary soul, read this autobiography. Freed from the constraints of his extraordinary intellect, Watts explains how he came to be the way he was (and remains, in fond collective memory). He does this by showing, rather than telling, with delicious wit and kindly humor. And the narrator is superb!

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  • fred
  • LAKE OSWEGO, OR, United States
  • 04-06-19

Best of Alan Watts

This is best of Alan Watts, thank you for memories we will never forget you, you are in Our Hart.

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  • Mr. K. Mckeigue
  • 03-26-19

Mispronounced words

I've no doubt this will be a wonderful book, but I'm only half an hour in and the reader has already mispronounced about ten words! If only there was a recording of Alan reading it himself.

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