Reviews - What do customers think about Alcoholics Anonymous - Big Book Special Edition - Including: New Personal Stories for the Year 2007?
A great edition if you attend meetings, but read more below... Mar 10, 2008
This is a great edition of the 'Big Book' of Alcoholics Anonymous if you regularly attend Big Book study meetings, or meetings where members take turns reading a paragraph or two from the text. The paragraph breaks are clear, plus there is ample space for your to add your own annotations. The font changes to larger font in the back section of the book which is helpful for people like me who are sight challenged.
There is no better book that I have ever read that will help a person to understand their addiction to alcohol, and the wide reach of the addictions impact on all aspects of your life personally, with those you love and who love you, and with the world at large. Despite the Judeo-Christian principles that the founder's of this organization have used as their spiritual reference, it still will work for those with or without a 'faith' based in any culture. I personally have been amazed to see the complete transformation of people -- over time, often a great amount of time -- that this book and this organization has facilitated. With the (as suggested) 'least possible organization' AA has found a place in almost every community in the world. No other organization can make that claim.
Shoddy Copy Oct 18, 2007
This book doesn't do justice to the program of recovery prescribed the big book of Alchoholics Anonymous. The editing's terrible and one of the saving grace's of the big book of Alchoholics Anonymous is that the first 164 pages have remained the same. Guess what? THEY'RE NOT THE SAME HERE! The page formatting is terrible. It's great to be told by your sponsor to go to page 21 and read of the real alcoholic. You can't do this with this book. Do yourself a favour and get the real one.
get the real thing Oct 13, 2007
Save your money, buy the real thing, printed by Alcoholics Anonymous World Services, Inc. It is cheap, too, but the "stories" are real recovering alkies, not rehab just-recovered types, ( at least one story is even written by a non alcoholic). The Lois history page is inaccurate, also.
This is NOT the official Big Book of Alcoholics Anonymous Aug 21, 2007
This does the alcoholic who still suffers a grave disservice. The stories omitted from this un-official and dangerous edition (text is missing) are the culmination of much work from the members of Alcoholics Anonymous to benefit alcoholics. To arrogantly revise and omit the official works that are tried and true and have helped millions recover, without the sanction of the unity of AA toys with peoples' lives that are at stake.
Do NOT buy this book, but DO get the official AA Big book from your local AA chapter or Alcoholics Anonymous World Services.
Bogus Book Jul 27, 2007
This is NOT A.A. General Service Conference approved literature! To use the A.A. name on this product is misleading at best and criminal at worst. Total ripoff!