Alcoholics Anonymous

Alcoholics Anonymous
Author: Anonymous
Publsiher: AA World Services
Total Pages: 576
Release: 2002-02-10
ISBN 10: 9781893007161
ISBN 13: 1893007162
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Alcoholics Anonymous Book Review:

Alcoholics Anonymous (also known as the Big Book in recovery circles) 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.

Twelve Steps and Twelve Traditions Trade Edition

Twelve Steps and Twelve Traditions Trade Edition
Author: Bill W.
Publsiher: Alcoholics Anonymous World Services
Total Pages: 192
Release: 1953
ISBN 10: 9780916856014
ISBN 13: 0916856011
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Twelve Steps and Twelve Traditions Trade Edition Book Review:

Twelve Steps to recovery.

Writing the Big Book

Writing the Big Book
Author: William H. Schaberg
Publsiher: Central Recovery Press
Total Pages: 329
Release: 2019-09-24
ISBN 10: 1949481298
ISBN 13: 9781949481297
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Writing the Big Book Book Review:

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.

Daily Reflections

Daily Reflections
Author: A a,Aa World Services Inc
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 384
Release: 2017-07-27
ISBN 10: 9781684113712
ISBN 13: 1684113717
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Daily Reflections Book Review:

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.

The EZ Big Book of Alcoholics Anonymous

The EZ Big Book of Alcoholics Anonymous
Author: Member A.A.
Publsiher: Windhorse Press
Total Pages: 184
Release: 2015-06-30
ISBN 10: 9780692397459
ISBN 13: 0692397450
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The EZ Big Book of Alcoholics Anonymous Book Review:

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.

Alcoholics Anonymous

Alcoholics Anonymous
Author: Bill W.
Publsiher: Courier Dover Publications
Total Pages: 368
Release: 2019-03-20
ISBN 10: 0486834174
ISBN 13: 9780486834177
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Alcoholics Anonymous Book Review:

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.

The Book That Started It All

The Book That Started It All
Author: Alcoholics Anonymous
Publsiher: Hazelden Publishing
Total Pages: 233
Release: 2010-09-03
ISBN 10: 159285947X
ISBN 13: 9781592859474
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Book That Started It All Book Review:

The Book That Started It All Hardcover

Dr Bob and the Good Oldtimers

Dr  Bob and the Good Oldtimers
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Alcoholics Anonymous World Serv Incorporated
Total Pages: 373
Release: 1980-01-01
ISBN 10: 9780916856076
ISBN 13: 0916856070
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Dr Bob and the Good Oldtimers Book Review:

A biography, with recollections of early A.A. in the Midwest.

Chemically Dependent Anonymous

Chemically Dependent Anonymous
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Cda Communications
Total Pages: 344
Release: 1990-01-01
ISBN 10: 9780962643804
ISBN 13: 0962643807
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Chemically Dependent Anonymous Book Review:

Chemically Dependent Anonymous' (CDA) book by the same name outlines their history, philosophical underpinnings, & the program for people who are chemically dependent. CDA is a support group that deals with the disease of addiction & the possibility that an addict will transfer his or her chemical dependency from one substance to another. CDA has based its program on the programs proven successful by Alcoholics Anonymous for more than half a century. They have adapted AA's twelve steps & twelve traditions, changing them only so they refer to chemical dependency as a whole, rather than just alcohol abuse. The book CHEMICALLY DEPENDENT ANONYMOUS contains personal stories by 23 courageous recovering men & women who have been willing to share their personal stories about their addiction, their attempts at recovery & their success in combatting many varieties of substance abuse. Their stories have been kept as nearly as possible in their own words. Only those who have been there can so eloquently explain how they have been able to rebuild their lives. These CDA members want to give hope to others that they too may find freedom from their addictions through CDA's own time tested program of recovery outlined in this book.

The Annotated AA Handbook

The Annotated AA Handbook
Author: Frank D.
Publsiher: Barricade Books Incorporated
Total Pages: 412
Release: 2000-01-01
ISBN 10: 9781569801642
ISBN 13: 1569801649
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Annotated AA Handbook Book Review:

An annotated version of the `big book', which includes both the entire text and personal stories of the first edition of Alcoholics Anonymous, hundreds of explanatory paragraphs and thousands of cross-references. The added features of this book enable anyone from the beginner to the serious student of the 12 Steps to better understand and practice the life-changing principles of Alcoholics Anonymous. Newly revised, The Annotated AA Handbook is a tribute to the proven success of the Alcoholics Anonymous programme by a grateful member.

The Good Book and The Big Book

The Good Book and The Big Book
Author: Dick B
Publsiher: First Edition Design Pub.
Total Pages: 122
Release: 2011-08-05
ISBN 10: 1937520080
ISBN 13: 9781937520083
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Good Book and The Big Book Book Review:

The Good Book and the Big Book: A.A.'s Roots in the Bible is the most popular of Dick B.'s 42 titles. It traces the precise A.A. Big Book and 12 Step language that came from the Bible. Christians and AAs alike acclaim this title's thorough review of early A.A. sources showing the Bible's role in A.A.'s recovery ideas. This book demonstrates how God helps alcoholics recover if they want His help.

The Little Big Book Dictionary and Concordance for Included Words

The Little Big Book Dictionary and Concordance for Included Words
Author: Lyle Parkins
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 329
Release: 1998-11-04
ISBN 10: 9780999580219
ISBN 13: 0999580213
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Little Big Book Dictionary and Concordance for Included Words Book Review:

Over 2200 of the most difficult words and terms found in the "Big Book" of Alcoholics Anonymous.- Many program topical words included.- Simple phonic pronunciation guides.- Page number references for included words.- Text referenced definitions.- Fits in your Big Book.

Alcoholics Anonymous Big Book

Alcoholics Anonymous Big Book
Author: George B
Publsiher: CreateSpace
Total Pages: 118
Release: 2012-03-01
ISBN 10: 9781466221222
ISBN 13: 1466221224
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Alcoholics Anonymous Big Book Book Review:

The basic workbook of the Alcoholics Anonymous, which traces its roots, explores its precepts, and presents stories from participants that demonstrate the program's effectiveness.

A Program For You

A Program For You
Author: Anonymous
Publsiher: Simon and Schuster
Total Pages: 192
Release: 2009-10-23
ISBN 10: 1592857981
ISBN 13: 9781592857982
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

A Program For You Book Review:

A Program for You leads each of us--newcomer or old-timer--to a deeper understanding of recovery as a way of life. A Program for You clears our way for discovering positive, powerful answers to these questions. In the years since 1939, the Big Book, Alcoholics Anonymous, has guided millions in their search for a design for healthy living free of addictive behaviors. Now, two program old-timers share their years of intensive study of the Big Book, revealing the vitality of its message for those of us reading it today.This celebration of the basic text of Twelve Step recovery breathes new life into the Big Book's timeless wisdom. Thoroughly annotated line and page, written with down-to-earth humor and simplicity, and providing a contemporary context for understanding, A Program for You helps us experience the same path of renewal that Bill W. and the first on hundred AA members did.

The Absolutely True Diary of a Part Time Indian

The Absolutely True Diary of a Part Time Indian
Author: Sherman Alexie
Publsiher: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
Total Pages: 272
Release: 2012-01-10
ISBN 10: 0316219304
ISBN 13: 9780316219303
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Absolutely True Diary of a Part Time Indian Book Review:

Bestselling author Sherman Alexie tells the story of Junior, a budding cartoonist growing up on the Spokane Indian Reservation. Determined to take his future into his own hands, Junior leaves his troubled school on the rez to attend an all-white farm town high school where the only other Indian is the school mascot. Heartbreaking, funny, and beautifully written, The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian, which is based on the author's own experiences, coupled with poignant drawings by Ellen Forney that reflect the character's art, chronicles the contemporary adolescence of one Native American boy as he attempts to break away from the life he was destined to live. With a forward by Markus Zusak, interviews with Sherman Alexie and Ellen Forney, and four-color interior art throughout, this edition is perfect for fans and collectors alike.

The Wisdom of Crowds

The Wisdom of Crowds
Author: James Surowiecki
Publsiher: Anchor
Total Pages: 336
Release: 2005-08-16
ISBN 10: 0307275051
ISBN 13: 9780307275059
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Wisdom of Crowds Book Review:

In this fascinating book, New Yorker business columnist James Surowiecki explores a deceptively simple idea: Large groups of people are smarter than an elite few, no matter how brilliant—better at solving problems, fostering innovation, coming to wise decisions, even predicting the future. With boundless erudition and in delightfully clear prose, Surowiecki ranges across fields as diverse as popular culture, psychology, ant biology, behavioral economics, artificial intelligence, military history, and politics to show how this simple idea offers important lessons for how we live our lives, select our leaders, run our companies, and think about our world.

Twelve Step Guide to Using the Alcoholics Anonymous Big Book

Twelve Step Guide to Using the Alcoholics Anonymous Big Book
Author: Herb K.
Publsiher: Capizon Pub
Total Pages: 129
Release: 2004
ISBN 10: 9780965967228
ISBN 13: 0965967220
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Twelve Step Guide to Using the Alcoholics Anonymous Big Book Book Review:

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.

Infinite Jest

Infinite Jest
Author: David Foster Wallace
Publsiher: Back Bay Books
Total Pages: 1104
Release: 2009-04-13
ISBN 10: 0316073857
ISBN 13: 9780316073851
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Infinite Jest Book Review:

A gargantuan, mind-altering comedy about the Pursuit of Happiness in America Set in an addicts' halfway house and a tennis academy, and featuring the most endearingly screwed-up family to come along in recent fiction, Infinite Jest explores essential questions about what entertainment is and why it has come to so dominate our lives; about how our desire for entertainment affects our need to connect with other people; and about what the pleasures we choose say about who we are. Equal parts philosophical quest and screwball comedy, Infinite Jest bends every rule of fiction without sacrificing for a moment its own entertainment value. It is an exuberant, uniquely American exploration of the passions that make us human - and one of those rare books that renew the idea of what a novel can do. "The next step in fiction...Edgy, accurate, and darkly witty...Think Beckett, think Pynchon, think Gaddis. Think." --Sven Birkerts, The Atlantic

A Simple Program

A Simple Program
Author: "J"
Publsiher: Hachette Books
Total Pages: 192
Release: 1996-08-08
ISBN 10: 9780786881369
ISBN 13: 0786881364
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

A Simple Program Book Review:

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.

Drop the Rock The Ripple Effect

Drop the Rock  The Ripple Effect
Author: Fred H.
Publsiher: Simon and Schuster
Total Pages: 120
Release: 2016-05-24
ISBN 10: 1616496053
ISBN 13: 9781616496050
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Drop the Rock The Ripple Effect Book Review:

Drop the Rock—The Ripple Effect provides multiple perspectives from people successfully working a Twelve Step Program, showing Step 10 as a key to a sober life free of fear and resentment and filled with serenity and gratitude. When Drop the Rock: Removing Character Defects was first published in 1999, it quickly became the standard resource for working Steps 6 and 7, two of the most challenging of the Twelve Steps for many people in recovery. Learning what it means to fully surrender character defects frees you to make amends with Steps 8 and 9, realize the Big Book’s “Promises,” and move on to Step 10.In this new follow-up resource, Fred H. explores what he calls “the ripple effect” that can be created by using Step 10 to practice Steps 6 and 7 every day and avoid picking up “the rock” again. Drawing on his years of lecturing on the Big Book of Alcoholics Anonymous and Twelve Steps and Twelve Traditions, he reveals Step 10 as the natural culmination of working the previous Steps. providing a crash course on renewing your recovery program through the daily practice of Twelve Step principles.Like its predecessor, Drop the Rock—The Ripple Effect provides multiple perspectives from people successfully working a Twelve Step Program, showing Step 10 as a key to a sober life free of fear and resentment and filled with serenity and gratitude.Fred H. has worked in the field of addiction and recovery for over three decades and is the director of the retreat center for a leading addiction treatment program. He is a popular international speaker on the Big Book and the principles of the Twelve Steps.