Read to understand,  Read for your sanity,  Read to recover,  Read for your life.

If you take a drink no one else will do the dying for you


AA  aaaa


Read not to contradict and confute, nor just to believe and take for granted but to weigh and consider

Hear them, read, mark, learn and inwardly digest

There is a principle which is a bar against all information, which is proof against all arguments and which cannot fail to keep a man in everlasting ignorance - that principle is contempt prior to investigation

We of Alcoholics Anonymous, are more than one hundred men and women who have recovered from a seemingly hopeless state of mind and body.   To show other alcoholics precisely how we have recovered is the main purpose of this book

From the foreword of the Big Book 1st edition.

AA comes of age  Dr Bob and the good oldtimers  Pass it On 


All these books (plus many more) and an abundance of literature in pamphlet form are available from
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This term does not imply Conference disapproval of other material about AA and alcoholism. A great deal of literature helpful to alcoholics is published by others, and AA does not try to tell any individual member or group what he or she or they may or may not read."  In accordance with AA guidelines such material is displayed separately, as space permits.

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