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Mary R. from Los Angeles CA speaking at the Sacramento gay lesbian River City Roundup on an unknown date

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This one is not really a speaker meeting this is a fascinating recording from 1978 of Ruth Hock, AAs 1st secretary talking about Bill W and the early history of AA and the creation of the Big Book. I highly recommend if you are a bit of an AA history geek, and even if you are not.

There is a Q and A at the end, you cant hear the questions and she doesn't really recap the questions well. This ends a little abruptly when the meeting leader is calling on her sponsor Cliff. Recorded in Glendale AZ 3-12-78.


Amanda speaking about the 2nd tradition for 10 min followed by the main speaker Meghan B as the main speaker sharing her story in 2009 at the atlantic group.


Mark L. - A sober stand up comic, brings his unique comedy to AA events. He will make you laugh and you may not even notice the serious bits he tosses in about alcoholism. Another earlier post that deserves a wider audience, he is very funny! (repost from 5/13)


John L telling his story amusingly at an unknown time and an unknown event.

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The Study Edition of The Big Book

studyeditionI have one of these and it is one of my favorite items, a really excellent and useful for book study meetings or as a gift to a newcomer who is going to be heading to one.

The First 164 pages of The Big Book with lined blank pages opposite each page of text for note taking.

  • Includes the original Foreword
  • The Doctor's Opinion
  • Dr. Bob's Story.
  • Bound in black bonded leather. 

Paragraph numbers along side the text for easy reference.  Entire Original Manuscript (about) including the stories. Easy to read retyped version. Includes paragraph numbers corresponding to the modern text for easy comparison.  

Footnotes explaining historical and obscure references in the text.  

Footnotes documenting all 79 differences between the modern text and the original 1st printing text of the 1st 164 pages (about). Yes, believe it or not, the basic text has been changed 79 times since it was first published.

Two place keeping ribbons.  Special "lay flat" binding.



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