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Download and read online Alcoholics anonymous in PDF and EPUB Presents information on Alcoholics Anonymous (AA), a group with the primary purpose of helping alcoholics to achieve and maintain sobriety. Notes that AA requires no dues or fees and is not allied with any sect, denomination, political party, organization, or institution. Posts contact information for the headquarters in New York City via street address and telephone number. Describes AA's twelve-step program and traditions. Includes information on AA meetings, literature, and audiovisual material. Recounts AA's history and financial policy. Links to Spanish and French versions of site information.
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Download and read online The EZ Big Book of Alcoholics Anonymous in PDF and EPUB 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.
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Download and read online The Book That Started It All in PDF and EPUB 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.
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