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Alcoholics Anonymous by Alcoholics Anonymous

Title Alcoholics Anonymous
Author Alcoholics Anonymous
Publisher Unknown
Release Date 2012-08
Category
Total Pages 410
ISBN 1258461803
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Title Daily Reflections
Author A a
Publisher Unknown
Release Date 2017-07-27
Category Self-Help
Total Pages 384
ISBN 1684113717
Language English, Spanish, and French
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This is a book of reflections by A.A. members for A.A. members. It was first published in 1990 to fulfill a long-felt need within the Fellowship for a collection of reflections that moves through the calendar year--one day at a time. Each page contains a reflection on a quotation from A.A. Conference-approved literature, such as Alcoholics Anonymous, Twelve Steps and Twelve Traditions, As Bill Sees It and other books. These reflections were submitted by members of the A.A. Fellowship who were not professional writers, nor did they speak for A.A. but only for themselves, from their own experiences in sobriety. Thus the book offers sharing, day by day, from a broad cross section of members, which focuses on the Three Legacies of Alcoholics Anonymous: Recovery, Unity and Service. Daily Reflections has proved to be a popular book that aids individuals in their practice of daily meditation and provides inspiration to group discussions even as it presents an introduction for some to A.A. literature as a whole.

Title Twelve Steps and Twelve Traditions Trade Edition
Author Bill W.
Publisher Alcoholics Anonymous World Services
Release Date 1953
Category Self-Help
Total Pages 192
ISBN 0916856011
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Twelve Steps to recovery.

The Book That Started It All by Alcoholics Anonymous

Title The Book That Started It All
Author Alcoholics Anonymous
Publisher Hazelden Publishing
Release Date 2010-09-03
Category Self-Help
Total Pages 233
ISBN 9781592859474
Language English, Spanish, and French
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The Book That Started It All Hardcover

Title The EZ Big Book of Alcoholics Anonymous
Author Member A.A.
Publisher Windhorse Press
Release Date 2015-06-30
Category
Total Pages 184
ISBN 0692397450
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Book Summary:

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.

Title Carl Jung and Alcoholics Anonymous
Author Ian McCabe
Publisher Routledge
Release Date 2018-03-29
Category Psychology
Total Pages 188
ISBN 9780429911699
Language English, Spanish, and French
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The author visited the archives of the headquarters of A.A. in New York, and discovered new communications between Carl Jung and Bill Wilson. For the first time this correspondence shows Jung's respect for A.A. and in turn, its influence on him. In particular, this research shows how Bill Wilson was encouraged by Jung's writings to promote the spiritual aspect of recovery as opposed to the conventional medical model which has failed so abysmally. The book overturns the long-held belief that Jung distrusted groups. Indeed, influenced by A.A.'s success, Jung gave "complete and detailed instructions" on how the A.A. group format could be developed further and used by "general neurotics".Wilson was an advocate of treating some alcoholics with LSD in order to deflate the ego and induce a spiritual experience. The author explains how alcoholism can be diagnosed and understood by professionals and the lay person; by examining the detailed case histories of Jung, the author gives graphic examples of its psychological and behavioural manifestations.

Writing The Big Book by William H. Schaberg

Title Writing the Big Book
Author William H. Schaberg
Publisher Central Recovery Press
Release Date 2019-09-24
Category Self-Help
Total Pages 86
ISBN 9781949481297
Language English, Spanish, and French
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The definitive history of writing and producing the"Big Book" of Alcoholics Anonymous, told through extensive access to the group's archives. Alcoholics Anonymous is arguably the most significant self-help book published in the twentieth century. Released in 1939, the “Big Book,” as it’s commonly known, has sold an estimated 37 million copies, been translated into seventy languages, and spawned numerous recovery communities around the world while remaining a vibrant plan for recovery from addiction in all its forms for millions of people. While there are many books about A.A. history, most rely on anecdotal stories told well after the fact by Bill Wilson and other early members—accounts that have proved to be woefully inaccurate at times. Writing the Big Book brings exhaustive research, academic discipline, and informed insight to the subject not seen since Ernest Kurtz’s Not-God, published forty years ago. Focusing primarily on the eighteen months from October 1937, when a book was first proposed, and April 1939 when Alcoholics Anonymous was published, Schaberg’s history is based on eleven years of research into the wealth of 1930s documents currently preserved in several A.A. archives. Woven together into an exciting narrative, these real-time documents tell an almost week-by-week story of how the book was created, providing more than a few unexpected turns and surprising departures from the hallowed stories that have been so widely circulated about early A.A. history. Fast-paced, engaging, and contrary, Writing the Big Book presents a vivid picture of how early A.A. operated and grew and reveals many previously unreported details about the colorful cast of characters who were responsible for making that group so successful.

Title Experience Strength and Hope
Author Anonymous
Publisher A. A. World Services, Inc.
Release Date 2015-03-18
Category Self-Help
Total Pages 86
ISBN 9781940889177
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Co-founder Bill W. was keenly aware of the importance of personal stories, writing, “The story section of the Big Book ... is our principal means of identifying with the reader outside of A.A., it is the written equivalent of hearing speakers at an A.A. meeting; it is our show window of the results.” Experience, Strength and Hope offers back to the A.A. Fellowship the candor, wisdom and wit of 56 members whose stories are no longer available in the fourth edition of Alcoholics Anonymous. With each edition, new stories were added to reflect A.A.’s changing membership, while others had to be dropped. Numerous requests from A.A. members led to the publication of this book, where now can be found such classics as “A Feminine Victory,” written by one of A.A.’s very first female members, and “The Car Smasher,” by “A.A. Number 3” — third after the co-founders themselves. A.A. membership continues to grow and change, but the voices contained here will never be outdated. From poignant accounts of sorrow and loss to more raucous tales laced with deprecating humor, this collection of stories offer today’s A.A. members the timeless gift of experience, strength and hope. Experience, Strength and Hope has been approved by the General Service Conference of Alcoholics Anonymous.

Title Living Sober Trade Edition
Author Anonymous
Publisher AA World Services
Release Date 2002-02-10
Category Self-Help
Total Pages 87
ISBN 0916856046
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Living Sober is an extremely informative book which does not offer a plan for getting sober but does offer us sound advice about how to stay sober. Living Sober is an extremely informative book which does not offer a plan for getting sober but does offer us sound advice about how to stay sober. Basic, essential information from Alcoholics Anonymous. As the book states, "Anyone can get sober. . .the trick is to live sober."

Not God by Ernest Kurtz

Title Not God
Author Ernest Kurtz
Publisher Simon and Schuster
Release Date 2010-03-26
Category Education
Total Pages 456
ISBN 9781592859023
Language English, Spanish, and French
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A fascinating, account of the discovery and program of Alcoholics Anonymous, Not God contains anecdotes and excerpts from the diaries, correspondence, and occasional memoirs of AA's early figures. The most complete history of A.A. ever written. Not God contains anecdotes and excerpts from the diaries, correspondence, and occasional memoirs of A.A.'s early figures. A fascinating, fast-moving, and authoritative account of the discovery and development of the program and fellowship that we know today as Alcoholics Anonymous.

Title A Biography of Mrs Marty Mann
Author Sally Brown
Publisher Simon and Schuster
Release Date 2011-06-02
Category Biography & Autobiography
Total Pages 416
ISBN 9781616491413
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Marty Mann was the first woman to achieve long-term sobriety in Alcoholics Anonymous, and she inspired thousands of others, especially women, to help themselves. The little-known life of Marty Mann rivals a Masterpiece Theatre drama. She was born into a life of wealth and privilege, sank to the lowest depths of poverty and despair, then rose to inspire thousands of others, especially women, to help themselves. The first woman to achieve long-term sobriety in Alcoholics Anonymous, Marty Mann advocated the understanding that alcoholism is an issue of public health, not morality. In their fascinating book, Sally and David Brown shed light on this influential figure in recovery history. Born in Chicago in 1905, Marty was favored with beauty, brains, charisma, phenomenal energy, and a powerful will. She could also out drink anyone in her group of social elites. When her father became penniless, she was forced into work, landed a lucrative public relations position, and a decade later was destitute because of her drinking. She was committed to a psychiatric center in 1938-a time when the term alcoholism was virtually unknown, the only known treatment was "drying out," and two men were compiling the book Alcoholics Anonymous. Marty read it on the recommendation of psychiatrist Dr. Harry Tiebout: it was her first step toward sobriety and a long, illustrious career as founder of the National Council on Alcoholism, or NCA.In the early 1950s, journalist Edward R. Murrow selected Marty as one of the 10 greatest living Americans. Marty died of a stroke in 1980, shortly after addressing the AA international convention in New Orleans.This is a story of one woman's indefatigable effort and indomitable spirit, compellingly told by Sally and David Brown.

Title Twelve Step Guide to Using the Alcoholics Anonymous Big Book
Author Herb K.
Publisher Capizon Pub
Release Date 2004
Category Self-Help
Total Pages 129
ISBN 0965967220
Language English, Spanish, and French
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For members of any twelve-step fellowship, this book provides a simple and clear guide to the instructions for working the steps as outlined in A.A.'s Big Book. It reveals, in easy to understand language, the process for working each step, so that the reader can experience the Twelfth Step promise of a spiritual awakening.

My Name Is Bill by Susan Cheever

Title My Name Is Bill
Author Susan Cheever
Publisher Simon and Schuster
Release Date 2015-09-01
Category Biography & Autobiography
Total Pages 320
ISBN 9781439121894
Language English, Spanish, and French
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In this thoroughly researched and groundbreaking biography of Bill Wilson, cofounder of Alcoholics Anonymous, acclaimed author Susan Cheever creates a remarkably human portrait of a man whose life and work both influenced and saved the lives of millions of people. Drawn from personal letters and diaries, records in a variety of archives, and hundreds of interviews, this definitive biography is the first fully documented account of Bill Wilson's life story. Alcoholics Anonymous is a worldwide organization that since 1935 has helped people break free from the destructive influence of intoxicating and addictive substances. This great wave of comfort and help that has covered the world had its beginning in one man, born shortly before the start of the twentieth century. Utilizing exhaustive research, Cheever traces Bill Wilson's life beginning with his birth in a small town in Vermont, where, following the breakup of his parents' marriage, he was raised primarily by his grandparents. Handsome and intelligent, with a wit and charm that both women and men responded to, he seemed at the outset to be capable of achieving anything he wanted. Wilson, however, also suffered from deep-seated insecurity, and once he was away from the provincial Vermont town, he found that alcohol helped relieve his self-doubts and brought out the charm and wit that had made him a favorite in school. "Help" eventually turned to dependence, and years after his first beer -- consumed at a Newport, Rhode Island, dinner party -- Bill Wilson finally had to come to terms with the fact that, while he loved the way alcohol made him feel, his life was spiraling out of control. Through a painful process of trial and error, using a blend of experiences, ideas, and medical knowledge gained through several hospitalizations, he was able to stop drinking. A few months later, when he met Dr. Robert Smith of Akron, Ohio, and was able to help him stop drinking also, Alcoholics Anonymous was born. Each man found in the other the support he needed to overcome the hold alcohol had on them. Together they discovered the power they had to help other alcoholics. Success did not come overnight, however, and as Cheever compellingly relates, Wilson had many struggles in a life fraught with controversies, including experiments with LSD and an unconventional fifty-three-year marriage. As one of the most influential and important thinkers of the twentieth century, Bill Wilson changed the way our society deals with addiction, and his ideas in turn have benefited countless individuals and their families. His life was complex, and in Susan Cheever's fascinating biography, he emerges as a man of great passion and courage; it is a story fully told for the first time.

Title The Little Red Book an Interpretation of the Twelve Steps of the Alcoholics Anonymous Program
Author Bill W
Publisher Unknown
Release Date 2011-06-01
Category Self-Help
Total Pages 160
ISBN 1614270651
Language English, Spanish, and French
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2010 Reprint of 1951 Edition. Full facsimile of the original edition, not reproduced with Optical Recognition Software. The little Red Book evolved from a series of notes originally prepared for "Twelve Step" suggestions to A.A. beginners. It lends supplementary aid to the study of the book "Alcoholics Anonymous" and contains many helpful topics for discussion meetings. Many groups have adopted this brief summarization of the A.A. Recovery Program expounded in the Big Book.

Bill W by Robert Thomsen

Title Bill W
Author Robert Thomsen
Publisher Simon and Schuster
Release Date 2010-08-12
Category Biography & Autobiography
Total Pages 344
ISBN 9781592859559
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Robert Thomsen's biography describes the story of Bill W., a stirring spiritual odyssey through triumph, failure, and rebirth, with vital meaning for men and women everywhere. This is the story of a man whose discovery and vision have changed the lives of millions of people throughout the world. Robert Thomsen's biography takes readers through the events of Bill W.'s life, all the while detailing Bill's growing dependence on alcohol. Thomsen writes of the collapse that brought Bill to the verge of death and of the luminous instant of insight that saved him. This turning point led Bill to the encounter in 1935 with Dr. Bob and the start of what was to be a new beginning for countless others who despaired of finding rescue and redemption. Every night at Alcoholics Anonymous meetings around the world, a speaker says, "Our stories disclose in a general way what we used to be like, what happened, and what we are like now." This describes the story of Bill W., a stirring spiritual odyssey through triumph, failure, and rebirth, with vital meaning for men and women everywhere.

Just For Today by Narcotics Anonymous World Services

Title Just for Today
Author Narcotics Anonymous World Services
Publisher Narcotics Naonymous World Services
Release Date 1991-01-01
Category Religion
Total Pages 389
ISBN 1557761515
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Book Summary:

The twelve steps and Twelve traditions reprinted for adaptation by permission of AA World Services, Inc.--T.p. verso.

Title Storytelling in Alcoholics Anonymous
Author George H. Jensen
Publisher SIU Press
Release Date 2000
Category Social Science
Total Pages 163
ISBN 0809323303
Language English, Spanish, and French
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"Jensen covers Bakhtin's theory of the relationship between the author and the hero of a text, using Lillian Roth's autobiographies as counterexamples of AA talks. He discusses "rigorous honesty" within AA programs and provides a detailed analysis of the rhetorical act of stating "I am an alcoholic" in the context of an AA meeting. He devotes an entire chapter to explaining how AA meetings provide an example of what Bakhtin meant by carnival, a process through which humor, irony, and parody supply a mechanism for questioning commonly held beliefs. He shows how newcomers to AA move away from their egocentric personae as practicing alcoholics to adopt a new identity within AA. Turning back to Bakhtin, he describes the moments of discourse during which individuals confess past wrongs to God and to another person. Drawing further on Bakhtin, he examines the autobiographical moments of AA talks, stressing that these moments never become fully autobiographical.

Title The Steps We Took
Author Joe McQ
Publisher Headline
Release Date 2015-01-01
Category Self-Help
Total Pages 150
ISBN 9781783752454
Language English, Spanish, and French
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The words of this book’s title are said aloud every day by thousands of people meeting together to help each other recover from addiction.s the addictions may be to alcohol or cocaine, gambling or food, violence or sex, but the path to recovery is the same. The exciting thing about the Twelve Steps is that they teach us how to live. Once we know the design of living and the principles of living a successful life, we find that we not only get over the problems we see, but we avoid many other problems we would have had. To me, the miracle is that all this was boiled down into twelve simple Steps that anybody can apply. This is a book of plain-spoken wisdom for people with addictions and people who love them. Joe McQ has been a student of the Twelve Steps for more than three decades. He, like tens of thousands of others, lives them every day, one day at a time. In The Steps We Took, Joe takes us through them, one Step at a time, and helps us understand how they work-and how they can change our lives.

Alcoholics Anonymous by Charles Bufe

Title Alcoholics Anonymous
Author Charles Bufe
Publisher See Sharp Press
Release Date 1997-12-01
Category Self-Help
Total Pages 208
ISBN 9781884365751
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Book Summary:

This well researched, painstakingly documented book provides detailed information on the right-wing evangelical organization (Oxford Group Movement) that gave birth to AA; the relation of AA and its program to the Oxford Group Movement; AA's similarities to and differences from religious cults; AA's remarkable ineffectiveness; and the alternatives to AA. The greatly expanded second edition includes a new chapter on AA's relationship to the treatment industry, and AA's remarkable influence in the media.

Title Alcoholics Anonymous as a Mutual help Movement
Author Klaus Mäkelä
Publisher Univ of Wisconsin Press
Release Date 1996
Category Social Science
Total Pages 310
ISBN 0299150046
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Book Summary:

Part of an international study of Alcoholics Anonymous, carried out in collaboration with the World Health Organization, Regional Office for Europe