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Alcoholics Anonymous - AA World Services, Inc.

Alcoholics Anonymous

Author AA World Services, Inc.

  • Published: 2013-12-01
  • Category: Self-Improvement
4.5 Stars
From 15 Customers Review
Price: $5.99


Originally published in 1939, when A.A. membership numbered about one hundred, Alcoholics Anonymous has steadily grown in readership. By the time the second edition appeared in 1955, membership had reached over 15,000, and the Big Book, A.A. members’ fond title for their basic text, had reached a distribution of more than 300,000. At the time of the third edition, in March 1976, the worldwide membership of A.A. was estimated at 1 million or more. The basic text, pages 1-164, which had been the foundation of recovery for so many alcoholics remained, and still remains, unchanged. The General Service Conference-approved fourth edition of Alcoholics Anonymous was first printed in October 2001 and has been reprinted 30 times since then. This edition includes 24 new stories that provide contemporary sharing for newcomers seeking recovery from alcoholism in A.A. during the early decades 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 alcoholics get sober today. More than 30 million copies of the first four editions of the Big Book have been distributed. This is the only A.A.W.S.-authorized e-book version of Alcoholics Anonymous.

Top Customer Reviews

  • Almost there, but not quite

    From imramugh
    Havin the big book available electonically is marvellous, along with the ability to sync notes and highlighting across devices. However, for anyone that has attended a big book meeting, you’ll know that page numbering is very important so that you can read with the rest of the group. In that way, it’s disappointing that the page numbers are way off. My expectation was that at the very minium, at default settings, the page numbers should match up to the printed book. But they don’t. So I find myself having to use a PDF of the Big Book instead.
  • Audio book

    From CmartGixer
    Please release this as an audio book.
  • Saved my life

    From wilkie72
    I really like that this is available in the store. My only complaint is it isn't exactly the same as the box by that I mean the page numbers don't match the actual book. For example the Promises in the paper version is on page 88. This version it's on page 93. Other than that thank you for making this available.