John grew up in San Francisco, he has lived and worked in many countries, he is speaking in Leusden Netherlands at Experience Strength & Hope (08/16/2003). 

I really enjoyed this guys speak, he tends to jump around a bit when it comes to topics, I didnt care and fyi... the recording sounds slightly hollow.

"AA has no opinion on outside issues, I have plenty of them."

FYI - A few f-bombs on this one, this makes me happy, if it does not make you happy, skip it.


From a catholic good girl .... to "a magnet for party people."

Jane D. from Tallahassee FL, Flint River Roundup , Albany GA.  2011


Kerry, she got sober at 18 and gives a pretty great talk on the steps, it has some q&a at the end, the questions can't be easily heard but the answers make the questions fairly clear. Sound is slightly hollow.

Victoria, Australia VicYPAA 2013


Lesbians-Gays in AA-Being a Part of AA as a Whole in Atlanta, AA International 2015 - Held in the 8,000 seat hall on 7/4/2015

Chair: Eric L- CA
Jeanette H- NC
Tim B- Hong Kong
Rosemary R- GA


Seven speakers from the dog on the roof group, all with over 20 years sobriety. 

Speaking at: Indian Wells Valley AA Round-Up, Ridge Crest CA.


Peter M from Jersey Island UK telling his story at the Primary Purpose Group in Laguna Niguel CA on 1-19-12.

"No matter how much we want to stop we cant, it wants us dead but it will settle for us drunk"

Audio has a slight hum.


Chief H. - Native American Cherokee - Telling his story in San Diego (9-28-86)

"If step 6 separates the men from the boys, I'm thinkin... what the hell does the first 5 do?"

This is very listenable but it is slightly muffled.


Mark R taking a group of folks through the big book, at Step It Up in Montgomery AL 2014.

This workshop is 7 hours long and in a single file, you might want to download this one while on wifi.


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.


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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