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This treasure of Alan’s letters was discovered by his first-born children, Joan Watts and Anne Watts, who curated the hardcover book which includes photos, drawings and letters adding to the richness of the Alan Watts’ literary collection
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Authors, Daughters of Alan Watts
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Meet the daughters of Alan Watts: Joan and Anne. Joan Watts grew up in the United States and England and studied Japanese ink painting in Japan. Her art has won awards in juried shows and hangs in many private collections. In addition to her art career, Joan spent twenty-five years as a successful fund-raiser in the nonprofit world. She retired in her fifties and moved to Montana, where for twenty years she was an occasional fishing guide and operated a bed-and-breakfast that catered to fly fishers from around the world. Most of her life decisions have been influenced by her father, Alan Watts. Anne Watts’s philosophies were also strongly shaped by her experience as the daughter of Alan Watts. Anne is a certified hypnotherapist and an educator and counselor in the areas of human sexuality, sexual abuse, family stress, self-esteem, healing the inner child, and financial and aging issues. Since 1985, she has facilitated work she is deeply passionate through hundreds of workshops all around the world with the Human Awareness Institute.  She has also been a regular faculty member at Esalen Institute. Find her work online at