Matthew M became sober in 1993 he is speaking at the Live at Pine Lake Speaker Meeting in Seattle in April of 2017


Bill S from Atlanta GA speaking at an unknown meeting at an unknown time


Natasha D originally from Australia now lives in San Francisco and is telling her story at the Living Sober Roundup in San Francisco in 2017. LGBTQ (NSFW)

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Shelly G. telling her story at Serenity by the Sea in 2014, she is about 20 years sober at the time of this speak.


Charlie C from Los Angeles speaking on Step 12 at the Stateline Retreat in 2011.


Jimmy B speaking at the Into Action Fellowship speaker meeting in Suisun CA in 2011


Since we had Bill W speaking yesterday it seems appropriate to have Dr Bob the other founder of AA speak today. He is telling his story about his first 14 years in AA, this was recorded in 1949. The end if this speak (about 6 min) is a bit of Dr Bobs last talk in 1950.

There are no where near as many recordings of Dr Bob as there are of Bill W and the ones that are around are generally fairly bad, this one had a nasty hum, but it cleaned up really well and is one of the best I have heard of Dr Bob.


Bill W one of the co-founders of AA speaks about the Big Book. This consists of two seperate speaks, the first is at the 30th anniversary founders day in Acron. The second speak may be from the same event but there is no way to know, the introduction of Bill the 2nd time does mention the 30th anniversary.


Branden S is the opening speaker at this meeting, he has 8 months. By the time he was 20 years old he had four DUI's and was on his way to prison. He is followed by Vikki R as the main speaker, they are speaking at Spring Into Sobriety held in Visalia CA in March of 2018. This ends abruptly before she is finished.


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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