Book Reviews of Alcoholics Anonymous: The Story of How Many Thousands of Men and Women Have Recovered from Alcoholism

Alcoholics Anonymous: The Story of How Many Thousands of Men and Women Have Recovered from Alcoholism
Alcoholics Anonymous The Story of How Many Thousands of Men and Women Have Recovered from Alcoholism
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ISBN-13: 9781893007161
ISBN-10: 1893007162
Publication Date: 2/10/2002
Pages: 575
Rating:
  • Currently 4.3/5 Stars.
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4.3 stars, based on 28 ratings
Publisher: Hazelden
Book Type: Hardcover
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Helpful Score: 3
This is the Fourth Edition of the Big Book, the Basic Text for Alcoholics Anonymous
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Helpful Score: 2
Even non-alcoholics read this book as part of their 12 step experience. Excellent resource.
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Helpful Score: 1
The original big blue book of AA, with the story of it's founding and the experiences of the original group as well as help for current people addicted to alcohol.
While not an alcoholic myself, I know that this book has been a great help to those who are and it's been a great help to me in dealing with loved ones with this problem.
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Helpful Score: 1
Originally published in 1939, when A.A. membership numbered about one hundred, "Alcoholics Anonymous" has steadily grown in readship. By the time the second edition appeared in 1955, membership had reached over 150,000, and the "Big Book," A.A. members' fond title for their basic text, had reached a distribution of more than 300,000.
The section of personal stories was updated with new stories in the second and third editions in order to reflect the wider range and different life experiences of alcoholics over the years since 1935 letter: "The story section of the Big Book is far more important than most of us think. It is our principal means of identifying with the reader outside A.A.; it is the written equivalent of hearing speakers at an A.A. meeting; it is our show window of results."
Shows how early members applied this simple but profound program that helps alcoholics get sober today.

This book gives unbelieveable insight to the alcoholic and how to deal and overcome the addiction.
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Helpful Score: 1
Great book on AA and for those struggling with Alcoholism..contains the 12 steps and info on why AA got started by Bill W. A must read for anyone who is looking for answers with this deadly disease.
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Today May 20th 2005 I have 15 years of sobriety thanks to AA and my higher power and would like to share this book..
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Good way to track and keep sober. Every page is full of meaningful dialog. Stories are real and frightening.
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28th printing, August 1994.
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The original foundation for all 12 Step programs. Chapters 2 and 3 describe what it feels like to be an alcoholic. Chapter 4 is the original statement of the 12 Steps. Chapter 5, We Agnostics, explains how AA is not a religion and does not depend upon or require a belief in God. Appendix 3 is the medical opinion about alcoholism: written in the 1930's it is still surprisingly accurate. Chapter 8 though, "For Wives," is about what Bill thought his wife should do; he wrote it, she didn't. It's pretty terrible.
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I love this book. Describes how men and women got sober and what they did to stay sober.
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For anyone who is or know someone who they think is afflicted with alcoholism. This book is the answer you are looking for. JUST FOLLOW THE STEPS! I also ask that if you request this book, you do so in the spirit of AA!
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Very useful and helpful tool for anyone with a drinking problem.
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Have read it many times and good for us with addictions.
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Very good
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I think it's a very good read for anyone, not just for alcoholics.