The Big Book of Alcoholics Anonymous - Alcoholic Anonymous

The Big Book of Alcoholics Anonymous

By Author Alcoholic Anonymous

  • Release Date: 2013-11-18
  • Genre: Self-Improvement
The Big Book of Alcoholics Anonymous
Book Rating: 4.5/5
4.5
Based on 140 Reviews

The Big Book of Alcoholics Anonymous - Alcoholic Anonymous Book Description

ALCOHOLICS ANONYMOUS: The Story of How Many Thousands of Men and Women Have Recovered from Alcoholism (generally known as The Big Book) is a 1939 basic text, describing how to recover from alcoholism, written by the founders of Alcoholics Anonymous (AA), Bill W. & Dr. Bob. It is the originator of the seminal "twelve-step method" widely used to attempt to treat many addictions, from alcoholism and heroin addiction to marijuana addiction, as well as overeating, sex addiction, gambling addiction, and family members of alcoholics, with a strong spiritual and social emphasis.
 It is one of the best-selling books of all time, having sold 30 million copies. In 2011, Time magazine placed the book on its list of the 100 best and most influential books written in English since 1923, the beginning of the magazine.

Book Reviews

  • It’s not the whole big book

    3
    By Disgruntled quicken user
    This edition does not contain the compete text of the big book. Beginning chapters are intact, then after the “how it works” portion of the 5th chapter the entire contents of the 12&12 are inserted. After that, it picks up the big book at “to wives”. Where is the rest of chapter 5, into action, and working with others? They aren’t included anywhere!?!
  • Should be free, if you ask me

    3
    By EA0220
    The book is good. It’s helpful. Nice reading. I like that it has the steps and traditions. However, I really think the book should be free or much cheaper. I also think the publishers shouldn’t misrepresent which edition of the text this is.
  • Recovery

    5
    By Rare and tear
    The best help for recovery I've found.
  • I would rate it 5star, but ...

    4
    By Craig Scheiner
    Where is the table of contents? Was the editor asleep at the wheel? How on earth can a book like this be published without a way to find the chapters? The content is good, finding anything is next to impossible.
  • Thank you

    5
    By Gaucho Bill
    This 'book' helped to save my life. I cannot even explain its power. I am thankful for it. It is not always well written, but it is always well meaning. It hits home constantly.