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. Another earlier post that deserves a wider audience, he is very funny! (repost from 5/13)
John L telling his story amusingly at an unknown time and an unknown event.
Don L. from Bellingham WA at the Capital City Conference in Des Moines IA. Nov 2015. You mean, paint the whole house? He carries a great message with a lot of humor.
Oldtimers Meeting at the 52nd. Florida State Conv. in Fort Lauderdale 2008. Multiple speakers all on the topic of - how I stay sober today.
Bill W speaking in Atlanta July 1951, this is an hour and 20 min long and covers many topics, a great bit of AA history.
This is very listenable for a 1951 recording, I managed to get most of the hum out, youll notice a few artifacts and there are a couple of sections with a wierd buzz, but those only last a few seconds.
Scott T speaking at an unknown time or place his first meeting was in 1973 as a 13 year old and the youngest person in the room was in his 30s
Harriet R in Florida, a Navy woman who signed up for a tour of duty in North Africa in 1942. "AA is a lot like sex, if your not enjoying it, your not doing it right."
I really enjoyed listening to this lady, this is another speak that truly deserves a wider audience, if for no other reason than she was an amazing person doing things women just didnt do back then.
Peg M sober in 1964 speaking in 2006 at an unkown location, it ends a little abruptly as she was wrapping up. -- I just new I felt different, and when I drank I didnt!
Jarmo speaking at the AA Netherlands Roundup in 2014, fyi... the recording quality of this is quite good but it does sound a little hollow.
The First 164 pages of The Big Book with lined blank pages opposite each page of text for note taking.
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.