I love Alan Watts! He had a big impact on me in my early twenties. I spent time at Esalen and his work was often referred to because he spent a lot of time there. His words, decades later, still ring true now, perhaps even more so. I also like his accent.
A student of Zen, he saw life as it was and was not afraid to speak it as he saw it. Beautifully poetic, honest and loving, his words open doors in the mind and remembrance in the heart. He offers gentles guidance and brings awareness to a world we sometimes fail to see.
Here's a talk called Life is a Hoax. Enjoy!