Book cover - The Big Book of Alcoholics Anonymous - Author Alcoholic Anonymous

The Big Book of Alcoholics Anonymous

Author Alcoholic Anonymous

  • Release Date: 2013-11-18
  • Genre: Self-Improvement
Our score: 4.5
From 218 Ratings

The Big Book of Alcoholics Anonymous Summary

The Big Book of Alcoholics Anonymous - ALCOHOLICS ANONYMOUS: The Story of How Many Thousands of Men and Women Have Recovered from Alcoholism (generally known as The Big Book) is a 1939 basic text, describing how to recover from alcoholism, written by the founders of Alcoholics Anonymous (AA), Bill W. & Dr. Bob. It is the originator of the seminal "twelve-step method" widely used to attempt to treat many addictions, from alcoholism and heroin addiction to marijuana addiction, as well as overeating, sex addiction, gambling addiction, and family members of alcoholics, with a strong spiritual and social emphasis.
 It is one of the best-selling books of all time, having sold 30 million copies. In 2011, Time magazine placed the book on its list of the 100 best and most influential books written in English since 1923, the beginning of the magazine.

The Big Book of Alcoholics Anonymous Review

  • This is the WRONG (not latest) edition of the Big Book

    By Joanieb1955
    This is the 2nd Edition of the Big Book. If you’re looking for a BB to follow along with in meetings THIS IS NOT THE BOOK FOR YOU. Meetings use the 4th edition. I purchased it and can’t seem to find a way to get a refund. Pretty infuriating (God, grant me the serenity...)
  • Going to meeting not same

    By Dmp-1
    This is crazy not same book as in the meetings !! So I’m flipping pages and not following along with others

    By AngsCC
    I bought this ebook instead of the one from AA World Org to save a buck. I had the opportunity to compare it to the AA World Org version and it’s missing TWO KEY CHAPTERS (Into Action and Working with Others). Pay the extra buck and get The Big Book from AA World Org.
  • How do I get a refund

    By 💜darcy
    The pages do not match. Crazy making and so disappointing !
  • How do I get a refund

    By rickwoold
    This is a mess Pages don’t match the big book if your looking for certain things on specific pages you won’t find it Where is the table of contents I could go on and on
  • Wow

    By PKW0781
    This should be free. Why limit information greatly needed to those fighting for their lives in recovery. Disappointed
  • Abridged Edition

    By digital629
    description should include “abridged edition.” it does NOT mirror the hard copy edition
  • It’s not the whole big book

    By Disgruntled quicken user
    This edition does not contain the compete text of the big book. Beginning chapters are intact, then after the “how it works” portion of the 5th chapter the entire contents of the 12&12 are inserted. After that, it picks up the big book at “to wives”. Where is the rest of chapter 5, into action, and working with others? They aren’t included anywhere!?!
  • Should be free, if you ask me

    By EA0220
    The book is good. It’s helpful. Nice reading. I like that it has the steps and traditions. However, I really think the book should be free or much cheaper. I also think the publishers shouldn’t misrepresent which edition of the text this is.
  • Recovery

    By Rare and tear
    The best help for recovery I've found.