Jackie M telling her story, at an unknown event, recorded in 1986.

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Mckenzie sober in 2005 speaking at Sunday night speakers in Seattle on 5/17 followed by Nicki speaking on 1/17


AA Beginners Class: Mike takes a group all the way through the steps over a period of four weeks.

Based on AA beginners classes popular in the 1940s that were conducted by different groups of AA. I was a little facinated by this bit of AA history I knew nothing about. I did a little research and have reprinted a lengthy article about the beginner classes on the website here.

There are a number of questions asked during the workshop that are impossible to hear, but the answers make most of the questions fairly clear. Recorded in 2009, this workshop is 4 hrs long and the audio file is 110 megs.


Debbie F. from Oceanside, NY speaking at the Primary Purpose Group Of Lynbrook on March 18, 2010


Tony H speaking at the Pacific Group in 1995

Your going to die soon, I dont think you will make it to 40!


A workshop on steps 1,2 and 3 presented by Mickey B from the UK, hes a pretty amusing guy with a great message.

WACYPAA15 in Las Vegas in 2012


Since its the last 2 days of Pride month I thought a couple of LGBTQ speaks might be in order.

This is a panel discussion meeting at the 2015 International Convention of AA in Atlanta 7/4/2015

Topic: Lesbians/Gays in A.A. - Gay Alcoholic or Alcoholic Who Happens to be Gay

The first speaker is Heywood who got sober in 1966 followed by Gina B then Ron from Gerogia, and after that a few people from the floor.


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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