- Hardcover: 344 pages
- Publisher: Alcoholics Anonymous World Serv Inc; First Edition, First Printing edition (June 1957)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 091685602X
- ISBN-13: 978-0916856021
- Product Dimensions: 1 x 6 x 8.8 inches
- Shipping Weight: 1.2 pounds
- Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars See all reviews (33 customer reviews)
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #84,845 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Alcoholics Anonymous Comes of Age: A Brief History of A. A. First Edition, First Printing Edition
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Top Customer Reviews
I discovered, after reading "Alcoholics Anonymous Comes of Age", that AA had some tough times getting started.
It's all in the book: How AA spread from state to state; the money problems; the wives; the early meetings. Incredible, interesting stories!
After reading this book I had a better understanding and appreciation for how the program works. It's really miraculous. And it is illuminating to see that Bill and Bob tried just about everything to get the program going -- so when I question their suggestions or get in the mood to "rewrite" a tradition or two I have to remember that many of my ideas are not original -- it's most likely been tried before!
The "spirit" of helping others was made clearer to me. In these modern times when so many people come into the rooms from rehab or the courts, it is easy to forget what a wet drunk is and how to work with him/her. The book makes it clear that the early fellowship SOUGHT OUT drunks!! How many of us actually do that today? This is incredible ... especially when reading about the first fellowships in other cities. These guys did some MAJOR 12-stepping.
So if your program is stale or you are feeling curious, read this book for an injection of gratitude and appreciation. It worked for me!
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This helps to keep the history of AA alive. We need to know our roots in order to help us maintain our sobriety.Published 5 months ago by E. C. Beaugard