Appearing on Desert Island Discs at the weekend, John Lloyd (writer and television producer, best known for his work on Blackadder and QI) chose THE BOOK: ON THE TABOO AGAINST KNOWING WHO YOU ARE by Alan Watts as the book he would take with him to a desert island. He described it as:
The best book I’ve ever read on the nature of what actually is, what the world is about.
Explaining man’s role in the universe as a unique expression of the total universe, and interdependent on it, Alan Watts offers a new understanding of personal identity. He presents an alternative to the feelings of alienation that is prevalent in Western modern society, and a vision of how we can come to understand the world as a whole.
Alan Watts was central to the introduction of Eastern philosophy and thought to Western readers, and was one of the best-known writers of the 1960s and 1970s.
TAO: The Watercourse Way by Alan Watts
“A remarkable book… This book is a ‘must'” — Shambhala Review