I had no idea what God was. “The answer I was looking for was on page 12 of the Big Book of Alcoholics Anonymous, in Ebby’s words to Bill: ’”Why don’t you choose your own conception of God?”’ “’I’ve tried everything else,’ I thought, ’and I’ve got no place else to go. I might just …∞
80 Days That Changed The World – from Time Magazine Events and people who “left the vivid air signed with their honor.” June 10, 1935 Bill W. and Dr Bob. Bill Wilson, a stockbroker and a drunk from Brooklyn, N.Y., thought he had found the secret of kicking the bottle. But on a business trip …∞
Image via Wikipedia In 1934, Bill W., cofounder of Alcoholics Anonymous, got a call from a former drinking buddy, Ebby T. “Rumor had it that he’d been committed for alcoholic insanity,” Bill recalled. “I wondered how he had escaped.” In reality, Ebby was two months sober. This disappointed Bill, who wanted to recapture the spirit …∞
Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) started in 1935 in Akron, Ohio, USA as a result of the meeting between a New York stockbroker and an Akron surgeon who were both hopeless alcoholics. They realized that alcoholism was a disease that could be treated by a system of applying spiritual values to daily living. Both men began working …∞
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“It has often been said of A.A. that we are interested only on alcoholism. That is not true. We have to get over drinking in order to stay alive. But anyone who knows the alcoholic personality by firsthand contact knows that no true alky ever stops drinking permanently without undergoing a profound personality change.” We …∞
The Book That Started It All: The Original Working Manuscript of Alcoholics Anonymous The original manuscript of Bill Ws (co-founder of AA) last year sold for over a million dollars. It was handed to Hazelden to copy in its entirety. Complete with notations by Bill W and others it forms a unique record of the …∞
My Name Is Bill: Bill Wilson–His Life and the Creation of Alcoholics Anonymous The 12-step format, tradition of anonymity, and democratic governance of Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) are rightly credited to Bill Wilson, whom Aldous Huxley called “the greatest social architect of the twentieth century.” Bill’s life story has inspired no end of confessional autobiographies by …∞
I am currently reading Nell Wing’s book ‘Grateful to Have Been There; My 42 Years with Bill and Lois and the Evolution of Alcoholics Anonymous’. This is a revealing personality insight into Bill W. In a recent article I related what Nell said about Bill W. on Humility. Another passage that caught my attention is; …∞
Excerpt from the author of the "Physician, Heal Thyself!", interview with the Grapevine (GV), the journal of Alcoholics Anonymous. October 1995 edition. GV: Have you had periods in sobriety that were Emotionally difficult? Dr. Earle: Oh my, yes. So did Bill-you know that Bill W had a long depression. Let me tell you how I …∞
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Silkworth.net has a selection of free MP3’s of the founders and old-timers of Alcoholics Anonymous. Also there is a movie “My Name is Bill W.” -The Movie – 700 MB, high quality, 1hr 40 minutes. The MP3’s include; The Big Book of Alcoholics Anonymous Joe and Charlie Big Book study Father Martin -giving his ‘Chalk …∞
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