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The 15 BEST Alan Watts Books of All Time (Data Driven)

Arthur Worsley
by Arthur Worsley
M.A. Psychology, Oxford. McKinsey Alum. Founder & Editor at TAoL.
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The 15 BEST Alan Watts Books of All Time

Why these best Alan Watts books and not others? The best Alan Watts books below are the top picks from my long list of all Alan Watts’s books, ranked by a combination of Goodreads rating, number of Goodreads reviews and publication date. The aim is to surface what’s most loved, what’s most popular and what’s proven timelessly relevant.

Best Alan Watts Books: The Wisdom of Insecurity
2. The Wisdom of Insecurity – Alan W. Watts
A Message for an Age of Anxiety
Published 1951 // 152 pages // Rated 4.1 over 19,500 reviews on Goodreads
Best Alan Watts Books: The Book on the Taboo Against Knowing Who You Are
3. The Book on the Taboo Against Knowing Who You Are – Alan W. Watts (Summary)
Published 1966 // 163 pages // Rated 4.2 over 19,200 reviews on Goodreads
Best Alan Watts Books: The Way of Zen
4. The Way of Zen – Alan W. Watts (Summary)
Published 1957 // 236 pages // Rated 4.1 over 19,000 reviews on Goodreads
Best Alan Watts Books: The Joyous Cosmology
5. The Joyous Cosmology – Alan W. Watts
Adventures in the Chemistry of Consciousness
Published 1962 // 106 pages // Rated 4.3 over 1,100 reviews on Goodreads
Best Alan Watts Books: Out of Your Mind
6. Out of Your Mind – Alan W. Watts
Published 1998 // 192 pages // Rated 4.5 over 2,700 reviews on Goodreads
Best Alan Watts Books: Nature, Man and Woman
7. Nature, Man and Woman – Alan W. Watts
Published 1958 // 224 pages // Rated 4.2 over 1,400 reviews on Goodreads
Best Alan Watts Books: Cloud-hidden, Whereabouts Unknown
8. Cloud-hidden, Whereabouts Unknown – Alan W. Watts
Published 1973 // 224 pages // Rated 4.3 over 1,100 reviews on Goodreads
Best Alan Watts Books: Become What You Are
9. Become What You Are – Alan W. Watts
Published 1955 // 144 pages // Rated 3.9 over 4,900 reviews on Goodreads
Best Alan Watts Books: The Essential Alan Watts
10. The Essential Alan Watts – Alan W. Watts
Published 1977 // 142 pages // Rated 4.5 over 600 reviews on Goodreads
Best Alan Watts Books: In My Own Way
11. In My Own Way – Alan W. Watts
An Autobiography
Published 1972 // 384 pages // Rated 4.2 over 900 reviews on Goodreads
Best Alan Watts Books: Psychotherapy East and West
12. Psychotherapy East and West – Alan W. Watts
Published 1961 // 196 pages // Rated 4.1 over 800 reviews on Goodreads
Best Alan Watts Books: Does It Matter?
13. Does It Matter? – Alan W. Watts
Published 1958 // 140 pages // Rated 4.1 over 1,200 reviews on Goodreads
Best Alan Watts Books: You're It! On Hiding, Seeking, and Being Found
14. You’re It! On Hiding, Seeking, and Being Found – Alan W. Watts
Published 2009 // 10 pages // Rated 4.6 over 700 reviews on Goodreads
Best Alan Watts Books: Behold the Spirit
15. Behold the Spirit – Alan W. Watts
A Study in the Necessity of Mystical Religion
Published 1971 // 257 pages // Rated 4.2 over 400 reviews on Goodreads

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Arthur Worsley
I founded TAoL to discover and share the best wisdom on how to live long and prosper. Before that I studied Psychology, Philosophy & Physiology at Oxford and consulted at McKinsey. Still curious? Learn more or take my FREE productivity quiz.

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