AA Big Book (Pocket Edition). Basic text for Alcoholics Anonymous. The Story of How Many Thousands of Men and Women Have Recovered from Alcoholism (generally known as The Big Book because of the thickness of the paper used in the first edition) is a 1939 basic text, describing how to recover from alcoholism, primarily written by one of the founders of Alcoholics Anonymous (AA), Bill W.
First 164 pages of the Big Book. Includes: The Doctor’s Opinion. The original Foreword. Dr. Bob’s story. Spiritual Experience
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. In 2012, the Library of Congress designated it as one of 88 “Books that Shaped America.”