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Publisher Description

"The perfect guide for a course correction in life, away from materialism and its empty promise" (Deepak Chopra), The Wisdom of Insecurity shows us how—in an age of unprecedented anxiety—we must embrace the present and live fully in the now in order to live a fulfilling life.

Spending all our time trying to anticipate and plan for the future and to lamenting the past, we forget to embrace the here and now. We are so concerned with tomorrow that we forget to enjoy today. Drawing from Eastern philosophy and religion, Alan Watts shows that it is only by acknowledging what we do not—and cannot—know that we can learn anything truly worth knowing.

“Perhaps the foremost interpreter of Eastern disciplines for the contemporary West, Watts had the rare gift of ‘writing beautifully the unwritable.’”
Los Angeles Times

Health, Mind & Body
September 12
Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group
Penguin Random House LLC

Customer Reviews


A book that makes you “woke”.

Although written over 70 years ago, this book still correlates to the reality in which we live today. From anywhere to false-religion, racism, and to self-preservation anyone living in this society during 2020 would benefit from this read. This book was read by Tupac Shakur(he read hundreds of books). And was one of his favorites, so I highly recommend this to everyone.

ineedareed ,

Word Salad

Some interesting nuggets of wisdom here but they require great effort to mine. I’m not sure it’s worth the effort for the ideas aren’t all that original. Unnecessarily verbose. I wanted to like this book but in the end I just don’t think it’s worth anyone’s time.

High201 ,

Not for me

Hard for me to understand. Finally gave up after awhile when I realized I had no idea what I was reading. I was getting g nowhere.

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