In My Own Way
An Autobiography, 1915-1965Book - 1972
From early in this intellectual life, renowned Bay Area resident 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.
Publisher: New York : Pantheon Books, 
Edition: 1st ed
Characteristics: xii, 400 p. ill. 22 cm