James Houck is the speaker, at the time of this recording in 1996 he had been sober 60 years, getting sober in 1934. He is not a member of AA but is a member of the Oxford group. He is speaking as a guest of AA at this particular meeting, and presents a very interesting perspective on the early days and formation of AA.


Randy P then Jimmy C speaking at the 52nd Atlanta Mens Workshop on the topic of -- A Design for Living.


Addie H from Sacramento CA speaking at the 21st Unity Day in Ripon CA in 1998, she grew up around very early AA and has a really interesting perspective on AA history. We featured her speaking once before Here.

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Charlie B. from New Orleans, LA Speaking at The 22nd Cornhusker Roundup in Omaha, NE


The We Agnostics & Atheists Panel conducted in 2010 at ICYPAA 52 in New York.


Five 10 min speakers at the 23rd anniversary of the Road to Recovery group in Plymouth UK 


Stacy got sober in 2012 she is the 15 min. opening speaker at the Sunday Night Speakers meeting of Alcoholics Anonymous in Seattle, Oct of 2015. Stacy is followed by Mckenzie telling his story, he became sober in 2005.


Al-anon and AA member Palmer G from Miami, FL speaking at the 39th Gopher State Roundup in 2012 as the Al-anon speaker.


Lilly H from South Portland ME speaking at the 39th Gopher State in 2012, she became sober in 1989.


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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