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From the books  ...  Alcoholics Anonymous (Big Book) and Twelve Steps and Twelve Traditions (12 & 12)


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1.
View TRADITION FOUR essay   ... big alcoholic center, a kind of pilot ...   12&12 Tradition Four, p.147  
They figured the town needed a great big alcoholic center, a kind of pilot plant A.A. groups could duplicate everywhere.


2.
View PREFACE   ... Big Book (A.A. members' fond nickname for ...   BB Preface, p.xii  
All changes made over the years in the Big Book (A.A. members' fond nickname for this volume) have had the same purpose: to represent the current membership of Alcoholics Anonymous more accurately, and thereby to reach more alcoholics.


3.
View TRADITION TWELVE essay   ... Big Book appeared in 1939, we called ...   12&12 Tradition Twelve, p.184  
When the Big Book appeared in 1939, we called it "Alcoholics Anonymous."


4.
View TO EMPLOYERS chapter   ... big business.   BB To Employers, p.136  
Among many employers nowadays, we think of one member who has spent much of his life in the world of big business.


5.
View HOW IT WORKS chapter   ... big chunks of truth about yourself.   BB How It Works, p.71  
That being so you have swallowed and digested some big chunks of truth about yourself.


6.
View TRADITION SEVEN essay   ... big coin.   12&12 Tradition Seven, p.163  
Somehow it looked like a very big coin.


7.
View TRADITION TEN essay   ... big happy family.   12&12 Tradition Ten, p.177  
Maybe this sounds as though the alcoholics in A.A. had suddenly gone peaceable, and become one great big happy family.


8.
View TRADITION FIVE essay   ... big hulk of a man.   12&12 Tradition Five, p.152  
"I was soon sitting beside a big hulk of a man.


9.
View STEP TWELVE essay   ... big lump that we can't begin to ...   12&12 Step Twelve, p.113  
Then perhaps life, as it has a way of doing, suddenly hands us a great big lump that we can't begin to swallow, let alone digest.


10.
View STEP TWELVE essay   ... big lumps as they come.   12&12 Step Twelve, p.114  
Like most people, we have found that we can take our big lumps as they come.


11.
View DOCTOR BOB'S NIGHTMARE story   ... big potted plant which I set down ...   BB Doctor Bob's Nightmare, p.179  
It was the day before Mother's Day and I had come home plastered, carrying a big potted plant which I set down on the table and forthwith went upstairs and passed out.


12.
View STEP TWELVE essay   ... big setbacks at the time, but will ...   12&12 Step Twelve, p.111  
These will appear as big setbacks at the time, but will be seen later as stepping-stones to better things.


13.
View STEP FOUR essay   ... big shot?   12&12 Step Four, p.51  
Did I overvalue myself and play the big shot?


14.
View STEP TEN essay   ... big shot.   12&12 Step Ten, p.92  
Thus blinded by prideful self-confidence, we were apt to play the big shot.


15.
View STEP TWELVE essay   ... big shot in cheap barrooms and then ...   12&12 Step Twelve, p.116  
But when self-will had driven everybody away and our isolation had become complete, it caused us to play the big shot in cheap barrooms and then fare forth alone on the street to depend upon the charity of passersby.


16.
View STEP TEN essay   ... "big-shot-ism" we can often check ourselves by ...   12&12 Step Ten, p.92  
As an insurance against "big-shot-ism" we can often check ourselves by remembering that we are today sober only by the grace of God and that any success we may be having is far more His success than ours.


17.
View STEP FOUR essay   ... big shot, we turned people against us.   12&12 Step Four, p.47  
We had to see that every time we played the big shot, we turned people against us.


18.
View THE FAMILY AFTERWARD chapter   ... big that no equity should be left ...   BB The Family Afterward, p.131  
The family may feel they hold a mortgage on dad, so big that no equity should be left for outsiders.


19.
View TRADITION SIX essay   ... big-time trouble, and this would really do ...   12&12 Tradition Six, p.159  
I certainly won't be the guy to land A.A. in big-time trouble, and this would really do it!"


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