Marty M was from NY and she was one of the first female members of AA she is speaking at the Greenfield Hill Group in 1979. She became sober in April of 1939, she wrote the story “Women Suffer Too” which is included in the Big Book. Marty M was also the first lesbian member of Alcoholics Anonymous at a time when gay and lesbians were not accepted by society.

She also wrote a book called Marty M's New Primer on Alcoholism that is long out of print but I did find a few used 1962 copies Here  a more updated 1981 version Here

There is a good biography about her that is still in print Click Here

Wikipedia page about Marty M: https://goo.gl/6j6NX4

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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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