Abridged, softcover, pocket version; 9cm x 14cm. Contains all front matter, Prefaces, Forewords and Dr.?s Opinion; text of pages 1-164; ?Dr. Bob?s Nightmare;? and Appendices
AA Big Book (Pocket Edition). Basic text for Alcoholics Anonymous. The Story of How Many Thousands of Men and Women Have Recovered from Alcoholism. 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