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Alcoholics Anonymous

Alcoholics Anonymous

This is the fourth edition (2004) of the book ''Alcoholics Anonymous''. The first edition appeared in April 1939, and in the following sixteen years, more than 300,000 copies went into circulation. The second edition, published in 1955, reached a total of more than 1,150,500 copies.  The third edition, which came off press in 197, achieved a circulation of approximately 19,550,000 in all formats.[Read The Big Book Online]
Dimensions : 8 1/2 x 5 5/8 inch.


Alcoholics Anonymous (Soft Cover)Alcoholics Anonymous
« soft cover »

Dimensions : 7 x 4 1/8 inch.


Alcoholics Anonymous (Pocket Size)

Alcoholics Anonymous « pocket size »

Without members stories.
Dimensions : 5 1/2 x 3 1/2 inch.


In the third edition, Part I (“Pioneers of A.A.”) was left unchanged. Nine of the stories in Part II (“They Stopped in Time”) were carried over from the second edition; eight new stories were added. In Part III (“They Lost Nearly All”), eight stories were retained; five new ones were added.

This fourth edition includes the Twelve Concepts for World Service and revises the three sections of personal stories as follows. One new story has been added to Part I, and two that originally appeared in Part III have been repositioned there; six stories have been deleted. Six of the stories in Part II have been carried over, eleven new ones have been added, and eleven taken out. Part III now includes twelve new stories; eight were removed (in addition to the two that were transferred to Part I).

All changes made over the years in the Big Book (A.A. members’ fond nickname for this volume) have had the same purpose: to represent the current membership of Alcoholics Anonymous more accurately, and thereby to reach more alcoholics. If you have a drinking problem, we hope that you may pause in reading one of the forty-two personal stories and think: “Yes, that happened to me”; or, more important, “Yes, I’ve felt like that”; or, most important, “Yes, I believe this program can work for me too.”

Extract from the book of "Alcoholics Anonymous " page.
Copyright by the A.A. World Services, Inc.; reprinted with permission.
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