We, of Alcoholics Anonymous, are more than one hundred men and women who have recovered from a seemingly hopeless state of mind and body. To show other alcoholics PRECISELY HOW THEY CAN RECOVER is the main purpose of this book. For them, we think these pages will prove so convincing that no further authentication will be necessary. We hope this account of our experiences will help everyone to better understand the alcoholic. Many do not yet comprehend that he is a very sick person. And besides, we are sure that our new way of living has its advantages for all.
Publisher: AA World Services
Release Date: 2002-02-10
Alcoholics Anonymous sets forth cornerstone concepts of recovery from alcoholism and tells the stories of men and women who have overcome the disease. The fourth edition includes twenty-four new stories that provide contemporary sharing for newcomers seeking recovery from alcoholism in A.A. during the early years of the 21st century. Sixteen stories are retained from the third edition, including the "Pioneers of A.A." section, which helps the reader remain linked to A.A.'s historic roots, and shows how early members applied this simple but profound program that helps alcoholics get sober today. Approximately 21 million copies of the first three editions of "Alcoholics Anonymous" have been distributed. It is expected that the new fourth edition will play its part in passing on A.A.'s basic message of recovery. This fourth edition has been approved by the General Service Conference of Alcoholics Anonymous, in the hope that many more may be led toward recovery by reading its explanation of the A.A. program and its varied examples of personal experiences which demonstrate that the A.A. program works.
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
Release Date: 2013-09-03
An extraordinary reproduction of the original working manuscript of the Big Book of Alcoholics Anonymous, with an introduction and notes by a panel of celebrated AA historians. The many changes that were made in black, green, and red on each page are show. An extraordinary reproduction of the original working manuscript of Alcoholics Anonymous, with essays and notes by a panel of celebrated AA historians.The Book That Started It All offers fresh insights into the history and foundation of the revolutionary Alcoholics Anonymous program. Reproduced in this elegant gift edition with essays and notes by a panel of celebrated AA historians, the original working manuscript is the missing link in our understanding of what transpired between AA founder Bill Wilson's first draft of Alcoholics Anonymous and the first published edition. In January 1939, Wilson and other AA founders distributed 400 copies of his typescript to everyone they could think of "who might be concerned with the problem of alcoholism," to test out the program. As the loan copies were returned, suggestions for revision were considered and written out in colored pencil on one master copy that was eventually submitted for publication.The many changes made in black, green, and red on page after page are shown here in their original form, revealing the opinions, debates, and discussions that went into making the Big Book.
The first and only modernization of the "bible" of Alcoholics Anonymous, A Simple Program provides an accessible, gender-equal translation for today's readers while maintaining the book's complete core text, which serves as the basis of all 12-step programs.
Author: Anonymous Member of A. a.
Release Date: 2011-04
The EZ Big Book of Alcoholics Anonymous is a page-by-page translation of the original Alcoholics Anonymous published by AA founder Bill Wilson in the 1930s. It is intended to carry the AA message to modern readers who find the original Big Book hard to digest for any reason. The language is gender-neutral, and references to spirituality are more inclusive. The book shows you how to: Quit drinking Find a personal Higher Power Livei n the now Face problems fearlessly Discover the real you Make great friends in AA Advance Reviews The anonymous author of this work has taken a bold step by updating the language of the original Big Book, which has barely changed since its introduction in 1939. John Elm, PhD, AA member Finally, a version of the Big Book has arrived that's as inclusive as the program itself. The language does not assume the reader is male or Christian. Jules Cardello, LMSW, Social Worker The simple, direct writing makes the message of the Big Book much easier to understand without any loss of meaning. Anonymous AA Member
Finally! The book that thousands of alcoholics have been waiting for! An updated version of the "Big Book of Alcoholics Anonymous." This edited revision of the old, basic text is reader-friendly and carries the exact same message as the 1939 version of "Alcoholics Anonymous." It's written in a style that's friendly to readers of any gender, race, or spiritual path. Until now, Bill Wilson's 1939 book has never been edited for modern readers. This book is for: Women who object to the sexist language in the original Big Book. The EZ Big Book is gender neutral. All partners of alcoholics, including gays and lesbians. The EZ Big Book makes no assumption about the genders or marital status of partners. Alcoholics at all reading levels. The language is reader-friendly and journalistic in tone. Readers of any faith, including agnostics. The spiritual references in the book are all-encompassing. Non-English speakers. Readers for whom English is a second language buy the EZ Big Book because the writing is simple and direct. About the Author The author is a retired science and nature writer with double-digit of sobriety. Her last years of drinking took her to emergency rooms several times and finally to rehab.
Author: Samuel Shem
Publisher: Samuel French, Inc.
Release Date: 1990-01-01
Drama / 3m, 3f (w/doubling) / Unit set Newly revised edition! From the author of the best-selling novel, The House of God, this critically acclaimed version which played Off-Broadway in 2007, tells the amazing story of the two men who pioneered Alcoholics Anonymous, and of their wives, who founded Al Anon. During the roaring '20s, New York stockbroker Bill Wilson rides high on money, fame, and booze. In '29, both he and the market crash and he becomes a hopeless drunk. Dr. Bob Smith, a surgeon in Akron, Ohio, and a pillar of the community, has been a secret drunk for thirty years, often going into the operating room hungover and high on sedatives. His family has tried everything to no avail. Through an astonishing series of events involving doctors, ministers, the Oxford Group evangelical movement, and Henrietta Sieberling a scion of the Goodyear Rubber fortune, Bill and Bob meet on Mother's Day of 1935. The two men form a relationship which keeps each sober. Fired up, they seek out a third drunk to see if their program will work for others. Richly textured with the ragtime and jazz of the era, the play tells a magnificent American success story. "A deeply human, audience embracing tale." - Variety "One of the best plays of the year." - San Diego Union Tribune "Inspiring." - Boston Globe
Author: Bill Wilson
Release Date: 2013-05-22
Alcoholics Anonymous is a fellowship of men and women who share their experience, strength and hope with each other that they may solve their common problem and help others to recover from alcoholism. The only requirement for membership is a desire to stop drinking. There are no dues or fees for A.A. Membership; we are self-supporting through our own contributions. A.A. Is not allied with any sect, denomination, politics, organization or institution; does not wish to engage in any controversy; neither endorses nor opposes any causes. Our primary purpose is to stay sober and help other alcoholics to achieve sobriety. Features: Original First & Second Edition Forwards Doctor's Opinion Main 164 Pages Spiritual Experience 40+ First and Second Edition Stories Main 164 pages include page numbers regardless of font size or page flow.
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
Release Date: 2013-04-29
Filled with practical information for those first days of sober living, this little book:* offers newcomers advice about the program, how long it takes, and what to look for in a sponsor* provides in-depth discussions of each of the Twelve Steps and related character defects* poses common questions about AA and helping others, identifying where to find answers in the Big Book* features non-sexist language.
Author: Bill W.
Release Date: 2016-10-06
2016 Reprint of 1939 Edition. Full facsimile of the original edition, not reproduced with Optical Recognition Software. Alcoholics Anonymous was founded in 1935 by Bill Wilson and Dr. Bob Smith, who developed the organization's twelve-step program. In 1939, they published this volume, which sets forth the cornerstone concepts of recovery and relates stories of those who have overcome alcoholism. Informally known as "The Big Book," it has gone through numerous editions, and as a lifeline to millions worldwide, it is the most widely used resource for recovering alcoholics. Later editions added more personal stories. Our edition reprints the first edition of 1939, which got the enterprise started.
Codependence: The Dance of Wounded Souls has been called "one of the truly transformational works of our time" - and it's author Robert Burney referred to as "a metaphysical Stephen Hawking." A therapist and Spiritual Teacher whose work has been compared to John Bradshaw's "except much more spiritual" and described as "taking inner child healing to a new level" - Robert postulates in his book that Codependence (i.e. outer or external dependence) has been the Human Condition. He believes that we have now entered a new Age of Healing and Joy in which it is possible to heal the planet through healing our relationships with self. The author combines Twelve Step Recovery Principles, Metaphysical Truth, and Native American Spirituality with quantum physics and molecular biology in presenting his belief that we are all connected, we are all extensions of the Divine, and that ultimately Love is our True essence. He considers spirituality to be a word that describes one's relationship with life - and anyone (who is not completely closed minded) can apply the approach he shares in this book to help them transform their experience of life into an easier, more Loving and enjoyable journey.