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📒Alcoholics Anonymous ✍ Bill W.
✏Alcoholics Anonymous Book Summary : Many thousands have benefited from "The Big Book" and its simple but profound explanation of the doctrines behind Alcoholics Anonymous, which was founded in 1935 by Bill Wilson and Dr. Bob Smith. This original 1939 edition outlines the famous 12 steps, and offers counsel for those who wish to join the program but doubt the existence of a higher power. It also contains encouraging personal stories, in which AA members relate their experiences with alcohol and how they found the path to sobriety. "The Big Book" has gone through numerous editions and remains the most widely used resource for recovering alcoholics. Only this original 1939 edition includes all 29 stories of the program's pioneers, which share the details of their full journey, including initial recovery, sometimes followed by relapse and eventual success. This edition also features the key to the solution claimed by Bill Wilson: a vital spiritual experience that allows followers to rediscover, or discover, God. This realistic portrayal of the program as offered by its founders has been lost in subsequent editions of the work, and is presented here to serve as a reminder that success comes in many forms.
📒Alcoholics Anonymous ✍ Anonymous
✏Alcoholics Anonymous Book Summary : This handbook of the Alcoholics Anonymous association features detailed accounts of treatment methods and the personal testimonies of members.
📒Alcoholics Anonymous As A Mutual Help Movement ✍ Klaus Mäkelä
✏Alcoholics Anonymous as a Mutual help Movement Book Summary : Part of an international study of Alcoholics Anonymous, carried out in collaboration with the World Health Organization, Regional Office for Europe
📒How Alcoholics Anonymous Failed Me ✍ Marianne Gilliam
✏How Alcoholics Anonymous Failed Me Book Summary : The author recounts her experience with Alcoholics Anonymous, arguing that the organization discourages one's selfesteem and offering her own healthier route to sobriety. Reprint. 15,000 first printing.
📒Alcoholics Anonymous ✍ Alcoholics Anonymous World Services
✏Alcoholics Anonymous Book Summary : The basic text for Alcoholics Anonymous.
📒Carl Jung And Alcoholics Anonymous ✍ Ian McCabe
✏Carl Jung and Alcoholics Anonymous Book Summary : 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.
📒Alcoholics Anonymous ✍ Alcoholics Anonymous
✏Alcoholics Anonymous Book Summary : 2016 Reprint of 1938 Edition. In 1938, before the publication of the First Edition of "Alcoholics Anonymous," four hundred copies of a preliminary edition (which promised a book to follow when it was finally published) were published and sent out by Bill Wilson and Hank Parkhurst. The cost of printing the four hundred copies was one hundred sixty-five dollars. Each was about 85 pages, spiral bound. A number were sent out to members, doctors, clergy and other friends of the movement for their comments, criticism, and evaluation. The balance of the copies were sold to people who had ordered the book prior to final printing. There was no notice of copyright nor notice of the multilith being a review or loan copy. As the multilithed printing was published, sold and distributed to the public without these notices, according to the Copyright Act of 1909, it and all subsequent printings were forever in the public domain. The original manuscripts are very rare today, probably less than fifty are still in existence. There were apparently two separate printings, with either 21 or 22 stories. One had anapparent typo on the title page, an apostrophe in the word ALCOHOLIC'S. By the end of January 1939, all the changes, corrections, criticisms, and evaluations had been accomplished, the remainder of the personal stories were finished, bringing the total to twenty-nine, and the big book first edition of the "Big Books" was ready to be published. It rolled off the presses in early April, 1939. -Citation from: http: //www.barefootsworld.net/aaorigmanuscript.html
📒101 Common Cliches Of Alcoholics Anonymous ✍ Bob Tolin
✏101 Common Cliches of Alcoholics Anonymous Book Summary : It is hard to find Alcoholic Anonymous literature that has the same flavor as your favorite meeting... until now. This book was written in the same spirit that claims - "We are not a glum lot." This book has been received with such favor that I have now written a second book to add to it, another 101 cliches, so people now have more cliches and commentary to ponder and enjoy.In the Big Book, an alcoholic' states, "...the most compelling part of A.A., the part that made me want to try this sober thing, was the laughter, the pure joy of the laughter that I heard only from sober alcoholics."This book was written first, with the hope to spread this laughter to the newcomer that has lost all hope. Secondly, it serves to enlighten and dispel rumors about AA, to inform people who are simply curious about the teachings of A.A. It tells what it is really like from someone who has taken the journey and recovered. It is filled with witty heartfelt clich�s that are so true, so sharp, they make the old-timers smile and the newcomers cringe. The clich�s are used to teach newcomers the greater truths about the cure for alcoholism. Each clich� is a parable, an allegorical truth that is then explained using plainly stated information from knowledgable sponsors and the Big Book with humorous commentary from a recovered alcoholic.This book is not fluff, nor is it for the faint hearted. The world of alcohol and drug abuse is not pretty, nor one easily explained or understood. This book is gritty, informative, and at the same time inspirational and full of joy and hope, but most of all it was written with the newcomer in mind, so it does a balancing act just for them. It is meant to be simple, when I was first getting sober I had the attention span of a gnat. It is honest and funny and gives a glimpse of just how ugly addiction gets and how attractive real recovery can be. After reading about us, our cliches and our solution to a condition described as cunning, baffling and powerful, it is my hope at least some will say, "Yes, I am one of them, too; I, too, must have this thing."NOTE: the font size in this book is very close to LARGE PRINT
📒Little Big Book Alcoholics Anonymous ✍ Alcoholics Anonymous World Services
✏Little Big Book Alcoholics Anonymous Book Summary :
📒Big Book Study Guides For Aa ✍ Alcoholics Anonymous
✏Big Book Study Guides for AA Book Summary : Two Study Guides For the Big Book of Alcoholics Anonymous The first study guide has a summary of each book and then hundreds of follow up questions to answer and add sobriety notes. Can be used alone and in group meetings. The Dr.'s Opinion, More About Alcoholism, A Vision for You and all the rest are included. The second study guide is a smaller week by week exercise guide that is suited for group meetings. Can also be used for Narcotics Anonymous, Overeaters Anonymous and other Twelve Step Groups.