Solent Mini Convention in Southampton England 2009 the theme is "A New Beginning"

Stella - Cathy - Ronnie each telling a bit of thier story.


Ancel C. telling his story, I have no idea when this was recorded, or where, it was quoted as humor in recovery.


Evelyn T. speaking at the 50th Annual Buffalo Fall Convention Buffalo NY, 10/91. She is a very funny woman. I really enjoyed listening to her, she got sober in 1953 and was 71 at the time of this speak (38 years).

There is a bit of a pitched tone running through this audio I managed to dull it a bit, it is a little annoying but she was so impressive to listen to I thought I would put it up regardless.


It seems appropriate to put a couple of the earliest members of AA up as the speakers on Memorial Day weekend.

Charlie B the 6th member of AA speaking on his 92nd birthday in NY in 1982, he was sober 48 years at the time of the speak, he got sober in 1935.

Unfortunately this ends abruptly in the middle of a thought he is expressing.


It seems appropriate to put a couple of the earliest members of AA up as the speakers on Memorial Day weekend. (tomorrow AA #6)

Bill D the third member of AA speaking in Canton, OH in 1950. AKA: The man on the bed.

The quality of this audio is just ok, its about as good as I expect for 1950, I have cleaned it up as much as I could.


The book Alcoholics Anonymous in audio format, this begins with the Dr.'s Opinion (no preface or forward) then to the chapters and ends after the first 3 appendix. (6 hours)

Heads up if you are watching bandwidth use wifi this file is 175 megs.


Adam G. from Bellingham, WA the young people's speaker at the Olympic Roundup last weekend

May 20 2017

"I had a vague idea what I was doing was not to smart"


Charlie & Katie P, going through the steps at the Wilson House over a weekend (Feb. 2011).

Each tells a bit of thier story to start, then the steps one at a time in depth.

9.5 hours long, this file is 175 megs. if you are watching your bandwidth, download on wifi.


Marty M the first woman in AA sober since 1939 speaking in New York at the Greenfield Hill Group in 1980.

She was the author of the story "Women Suffer Too" in the 2nd edition of the big book.

"I belonged there."


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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