This is part one of a 15 episode in-depth big book study that took place in 2009.

Part one is about the history of the Big Book and is presented by Chris S.


Charles opens this meeting at the North Oakland AA Open speaker meeting held every Saturday, in Oakland California.  Charles is the 10 min speaker and is followed by Marcel, this meeting was held in August of 2016.


Chris C got sober in 1987, he is speaking in Nov of 2016 at Live at the Pine Lake Speaker Meeting held every Saturday Night in Seattle.


Allyson K speaking at, A Women's Perspective on the topic of Step 9 in Bernardsville NJ, 2006


Alabam C speaking at a conference in Grants Pass OR in 1991.


Barb C opens this meeting in 2004 as the main speaker for about 40 min, she was 12 years sober at the time. She is  followed by a number of folks called up from the floor speaking for a few min each at an unknown meeting.


Sober since 1970, Cliff R conducts a workshop about the 12 traditions of Alcoholics Anonymous at an unknown event.


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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