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1.
View BILL'S STORY chapter   ... man.  BB Bill's Story, p.8  
Trembling, I stepped from the hospital a broken man.


2.
View THERE IS A SOLUTION chapter   ... man.  BB There Is A Solution, p.26  
But this man still lives, and is a free man.


3.
View THERE IS A SOLUTION chapter   ... man.  BB There Is A Solution, p.28  
Here was the terrible dilemma in which our friend found himself when he had the extraordinary experience, which as we have already told you, made him a free man.


4.
View HOW IT WORKS chapter   ... man.  BB How It Works, p.67  
When a person offended we said to ourselves, "This is a sick man.


5.
View HOW IT WORKS chapter   ... man's.  BB How It Works, p.67  
The inventory was ours, not the other man's.


6.
View INTO ACTION chapter   ... man.  BB Into Action, p.80  
He subsequently denied having received the money and used the incident as a basis for discrediting the man.


7.
View WORKING WITH OTHERS chapter   ... man.  BB Working With Others, p.96  
Suppose now you are making your second visit to a man.


8.
View TO WIVES chapter   ... man.  BB To Wives, p.111  
He may seek someone else to console him -- not always another man.


9.
View THE FAMILY AFTERWARD chapter   ... man.  BB The Family Afterward, p.128  
Overnight, as it were, he is a different man.


10.
View TO EMPLOYERS chapter   ... man.  BB To Employers, p.141  
Had they fired me first, and had they then taken steps to see that I was presented with the solution contained in this book, I might have returned to them six months later, a well man.


11.
View TO EMPLOYERS chapter   ... man.  BB To Employers, p.147  
If you are an alcoholic, you are a mighty sick man.


12.
View A VISION FOR YOU chapter   ... man.  BB A Vision For You, p.158  
That afternoon he put on his clothes and walked from the hospital a free man.


13.
View STEP TWELVE essay   ... man.  12&12 Step Twelve, p.122  
He wants to be his country's number one man.


14.
View TRADITION FIVE essay   ... man.  12&12 Tradition Five, p.152  
"I was soon sitting beside a big hulk of a man.


15.
View TO EMPLOYERS chapter   ... man a chance.  BB To Employers, p.148  
We think we are sensible when we urge that you stop this waste and give your worthwhile man a chance.


16.
View BILL'S STORY chapter   ... Man a grim jest.  BB Bill's Story, p.11  
Judging from what I had seen in Europe and since, the power of God in human affairs was negligible, the Brotherhood of Man a grim jest.


17.
View TO EMPLOYERS chapter   ... man accepts your offer, it should be ...  BB To Employers, p.143  
If your man accepts your offer, it should be pointed out that physical treatment is but a small part of the picture.


18.
View DOCTOR BOB'S NIGHTMARE story   ... man afterward, and stopped drinking abruptly.  BB Doctor Bob's Nightmare, p.179  
I had a couple of shorter talks with this man afterward, and stopped drinking abruptly.


19.
View A VISION FOR YOU chapter   ... man agreed that no amount of will ...  BB A Vision For You, p.155  
When our friend related his experience, the man agreed that no amount of will power he might muster could stop his drinking for long.


20.
View WORKING WITH OTHERS chapter   ... man alone, if possible.  BB Working With Others, p.91  
See your man alone, if possible.


21.
View TRADITION SIX essay   ... man, an A.A. with the necessary experience.  12&12 Tradition Six, p.157  
Soon they'd spotted their man, an A.A. with the necessary experience.


22.
View TO EMPLOYERS chapter   ... man an injustice.  BB To Employers, p.138  
I felt this was inevitable and wondered if the bank was doing the man an injustice.


23.
View CONTENTS   ... man and God.  12&12 Contents (Step Five), p.6  
Beginning of true kinship with man and God.


24.
View STEP FIVE essay   ... man and God.  12&12 Step Five, p.57  
It was the beginning of true kinship with man and God.


25.
View STEP SEVEN essay   ... man and God the daily basis of ...  12&12 Step Seven, p.72  
We never thought of making honesty, tolerance, and true love of man and God the daily basis of living.


26.
View WORKING WITH OTHERS chapter   ... man and his family, you should take ...  BB Working With Others, p.100  
When working with a man and his family, you should take care not to participate in their quarrels.


27.
View A VISION FOR YOU chapter   ... man and his wife placed their large ...  BB A Vision For You, p.160  
One man and his wife placed their large home at the disposal of this strangely assorted crowd.


28.
View THE FAMILY AFTERWARD chapter   ... man and in their own way they ...  BB The Family Afterward, p.134  
In time they will see that he is a new man and in their own way they will let him know it.


29.
View THE DOCTOR'S OPINION   ... man and over one hundred others appear ...  BB The Doctor's Opinion, p.xxv  
This man and over one hundred others appear to have recovered.


30.
View TO EMPLOYERS chapter   ... man and say approximately this, "Look here, ...  BB To Employers, p.147  
After reading this book, a junior executive can go to such a man and say approximately this, "Look here, Ed.


31.
View WE AGNOSTICS chapter   ... man and watch his hope rise as ...  BB We Agnostics, p.45  
Many times we talk to a new man and watch his hope rise as we discuss his alcoholic problems and explain our fellowship.


32.
View TRADITION TWELVE essay   ... man and woman came to A.A. because ...  12&12 Tradition Twelve, p.186  
Many a new man and woman came to A.A. because of such conversations.


33.
View STEP THREE essay   ... man and woman who has joined A.A. ...  12&12 Step Three, p.35  
Every man and woman who has joined A.A. and intends to stick has, without realizing it, made a beginning on Step Three.


34.
View INTO ACTION chapter   ... man at last.  BB Into Action, p.75  
Carefully reading the first five proposals we ask if we have omitted anything, for we are building an arch through which we shall walk a free man at last.


35.
View MORE ABOUT ALCOHOLISM chapter   ... man at retirement, he went to pieces ...  BB More About Alcoholism, p.33  
Though a robust man at retirement, he went to pieces quickly and was dead within four years.


36.
View TO EMPLOYERS chapter   ... man at work long beyond a reasonable ...  BB To Employers, p.137  
Because of the employee's special ability, or of his own strong personal attachment to him, the employer has sometimes kept such a man at work long beyond a reasonable period.


37.
View TRADITION THREE essay   ... man away, he'll soon die.  12&12 Tradition Three, p.142  
If we turn this man away, he'll soon die.


38.
View THERE IS A SOLUTION chapter   ... man be a real alcoholic, the happy ...  BB There Is A Solution, p.23  
The tragic truth is that if the man be a real alcoholic, the happy day may not arrive.


39.
View WORKING WITH OTHERS chapter   ... man be agnostic or atheist, make it ...  BB Working With Others, p.93  
If the man be agnostic or atheist, make it emphatic that he does not have to agree with your conception of God.


40.
View THE DOCTOR'S OPINION   ... man's brain be cleared before he is ...  BB The Doctor's Opinion, p.xxvi  
More often than not, it is imperative that a man's brain be cleared before he is approached, as he has then a better chance of understanding and accepting what we have to offer.


41.
View THE DOCTOR'S OPINION   ... man brimming over with self-reliance and contentment.  BB The Doctor's Opinion, p.xxxi  
From a trembling, despairing, nervous wreck, had emerged a man brimming over with self-reliance and contentment.


42.
View DOCTOR BOB'S NIGHTMARE story   ... man, but who had been cured by ...  BB Doctor Bob's Nightmare, p.180  
But this was a man who had experienced many years of frightful drinking, who had had most all the drunkard's experiences known to man, but who had been cured by the very means I had been trying to employ, that is to say the spiritual approach.


43.
View THE DOCTOR'S OPINION   ... man by name, and partly recognized his ...  BB The Doctor's Opinion, p.xxxi  
I knew the man by name, and partly recognized his features, but there all resemblance ended.


44.
View THERE IS A SOLUTION chapter   ... man can also stop or moderate, although ...  BB There Is A Solution, p.21  
If a sufficiently strong reason -- ill health, falling in love, change of environment, or the warning of a doctor -- becomes operative, this man can also stop or moderate, although he may find it difficult and troublesome and may even need medical attention.


45.
View STEP ELEVEN essay   ... man can build a house until he ...  12&12 Step Eleven, p.100  
After all, no man can build a house until he first envisions a plan for it.


46.
View A VISION FOR YOU chapter   ... man can inform you.(*)  BB A Vision For You, p.162  
This practice enables us to lend a hand, at the same time avoiding certain alluring distractions of the road, about which any traveling man can inform you.(*)


47.
View WE AGNOSTICS chapter   ... man can say that he does believe, ...  BB We Agnostics, p.47  
As soon as a man can say that he does believe, or is willing to believe, we emphatically assure him that he is on his way.


48.
View APPENDIX V, The Religious View on AA   ... man cannot help himself except by helping ...  BB Appendix V, The Religious View on A.A., p.572  
The Episcopal magazine, The Living Church, observes editorially: "The basis of the technique of Alcoholics Anonymous is the truly Christian principle that a man cannot help himself except by helping others.


49.
View TO EMPLOYERS chapter   ... man's chance of recovery.  BB To Employers, p.145  
Naturally this sort of thing decreased the man's chance of recovery.


50.
View TRADITION SEVEN essay   ... man coming in the door couldn't get ...  12&12 Tradition Seven, p.161  
We saw that if they weren't, the man coming in the door couldn't get a break.


51.
View TRADITION EIGHT essay   ... man coming in the door the break ...  12&12 Tradition Eight, p.169  
She was helping to give the man coming in the door the break he ought to have.


52.
View TO EMPLOYERS chapter   ... man could be so weak, stupid and ...  BB To Employers, p.139  
When dealing with an alcoholic, there may be a natural annoyance that a man could be so weak, stupid and irresponsible.


53.
View WE AGNOSTICS chapter   ... man could never fly?  BB We Agnostics, p.51  
Was it not true that the best mathematical minds had proved man could never fly?


54.
View WE AGNOSTICS chapter   ... man could never fly?  BB We Agnostics, p.55  
What about people who proved that man could never fly?


55.
View STEP TWO essay   ... man couldn't do.  12&12 Step Two, p.29  
Scientific progress told us there was nothing man couldn't do.


56.
View A VISION FOR YOU chapter   ... man did not fully realize what it ...  BB A Vision For You, p.155  
Painfully aware of being somehow abnormal, the man did not fully realize what it meant to be alcoholic.(*)


57.
View TO EMPLOYERS chapter   ... man did slip and was fired.  BB To Employers, p.139  
Presently the man did slip and was fired.


58.
View DOCTOR BOB'S NIGHTMARE story   ... man do or say that was different ...  BB Doctor Bob's Nightmare, p.180  
The question which might naturally come into your mind would be: "what did the man do or say that was different from what others had done or said?"


59.
View TO EMPLOYERS chapter   ... man does not want to stop, he ...  BB To Employers, p.141  
If you are sure your man does not want to stop, he may as well be discharged, the sooner the better.


60.
View TO EMPLOYERS chapter   ... man drinks so much that his job ...  BB To Employers, p.148  
If a man drinks so much that his job suffers, we fire him.


61.
View THE FAMILY AFTERWARD chapter   ... man exert himself there.  BB The Family Afterward, p.127  
Since the home has suffered more than anything else, it is well that a man exert himself there.


62.
View MORE ABOUT ALCOHOLISM chapter   ... man's experience to think that they can ...  BB More About Alcoholism, p.33  
Young people may be encouraged by this man's experience to think that they can stop, as he did, on their own will power.


63.
View A VISION FOR YOU chapter   ... man's face as he replied, "Oh, but ...  BB A Vision For You, p.157  
Hopelessness was written large on the man's face as he replied, "Oh, but that's no use.


64.
View TRADITION EIGHT essay   ... man familiar with the subject.  12&12 Tradition Eight, pp.169-170  
A corporation wanted a personnel man familiar with the subject.


65.
View A VISION FOR YOU chapter   ... man's family into a spiritual way of ...  BB A Vision For You, p.159  
They experienced a few distressing failures, but in those cases they made an effort to bring the man's family into a spiritual way of living, thus relieving much worry and suffering.


66.
View WORKING WITH OTHERS chapter   ... man's family is sure to be great.  BB Working With Others, p.99  
If persisted in for a few months, the effect on a man's family is sure to be great.


67.
View WORKING WITH OTHERS chapter   ... man's family that he has been a ...  BB Working With Others, p.100  
But urge upon a man's family that he has been a very sick person and should be treated accordingly.


68.
View STEP EIGHT essay   ... man's fault.  12&12 Step Eight, p.79  
Those who did would sometimes assure us that, after all, a lively bender was only a good man's fault.


69.
View TO EMPLOYERS chapter   ... man followed the usual pattern, he would ...  BB To Employers, p.138  
The only answer I could make was that if the man followed the usual pattern, he would go on a bigger bust than ever.


70.
View TO EMPLOYERS chapter   ... man for an executive position.  BB To Employers, p.137  
My downfall cost the business community unknown thousands of dollars, for it takes real money to train a man for an executive position.


71.
View TO EMPLOYERS chapter   ... man from needless provocation and unfair criticism.  BB To Employers, p.146  
The employer cannot play favorites, but he can always defend a man from needless provocation and unfair criticism.


72.
View WORKING WITH OTHERS chapter   ... man from temptation is doomed to failure.  BB Working With Others, p.101  
In our belief any scheme of combating alcoholism which proposes to shield the sick man from temptation is doomed to failure.


73.
View THERE IS A SOLUTION chapter   ... man had ability, good sense, and high ...  BB There Is A Solution, p.26  
A certain American business man had ability, good sense, and high character.


74.
View STEP ONE essay   ... man had first crushed grapes.  12&12 Step One, p.22  
And this had been true, apparently, ever since man had first crushed grapes.


75.
View WE AGNOSTICS chapter   ... man has.  BB We Agnostics, p.47  
When people presented us with spiritual approaches, how frequently did we all say, "I wish I had what that man has.


76.
View MORE ABOUT ALCOHOLISM chapter   ... man has a charming wife and family.  BB More About Alcoholism, p.35  
This man has a charming wife and family.


77.
View TO EMPLOYERS chapter   ... man has gone along without drinking for ...  BB To Employers, p.146  
After your man has gone along without drinking for a few months, you may be able to make use of his services with other employees who are giving you the alcoholic run-around -- provided, of course, they are willing to have a third party in the picture.


78.
View TO EMPLOYERS chapter   ... man has probably been trying to conceal ...  BB To Employers, p.140  
Your man has probably been trying to conceal a number of scrapes, perhaps pretty messy ones.


79.
View MORE ABOUT ALCOHOLISM chapter   ... man, he remained bone dry for twenty-five ...  BB More About Alcoholism, p.32  
An exceptional man, he remained bone dry for twenty-five years and retired at the age of fifty-five, after a successful and happy business career.


80.
View WE AGNOSTICS chapter   ... man himself.  BB We Agnostics, p.55  
For faith in a Power greater than ourselves, and miraculous demonstrations of that power in human lives, are facts as old as man himself.


81.
View APPENDIX II, Spiritual Experience   ... man in everlasting ignorance -- that principle is ...  BB Appendix II, Spiritual Experience, p.568  
"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." -- Herbert Spencer


82.
View TO EMPLOYERS chapter   ... man in mind.  BB To Employers, p.141  
Perhaps you have such a man in mind.


83.
View TRADITION SIX essay   ... man in our ranks, why wouldn't he ...  12&12 Tradition Six, p.157  
If they could find a good public relations man in our ranks, why wouldn't he be ideal?


84.
View A VISION FOR YOU chapter   ... man in the bed was told of ...  BB A Vision For You, p.157  
The man in the bed was told of the acute poisoning from which he suffered, how it deteriorates the body of an alcoholic and warps his mind.


85.
View A VISION FOR YOU chapter   ... man in the hospital and visit him ...  BB A Vision For You, p.159  
They were willing, by day or night, to place a new man in the hospital and visit him afterward.


86.
View TRADITION NINE essay   ... man in the street says, "I don't ...  12&12 Tradition Nine, p.174  
The man in the street says, "I don't understand it.


87.
View STEP SIX essay   ... man instincts to help him to stay ...  12&12 Step Six, p.64  
He did not design man to destroy himself by alcohol, but He did give man instincts to help him to stay alive.


88.
View WORKING WITH OTHERS chapter   ... man into your home for a few ...  BB Working With Others, p.96  
Perhaps you will want to take the man into your home for a few days.


89.
View STEP TWELVE essay   ... man is affected, the wife must become ...  12&12 Step Twelve, p.118  
If the man is affected, the wife must become the head of the house, often the breadwinner.


90.
View WORKING WITH OTHERS chapter   ... man is anxious to proceed at once, ...  BB Working With Others, p.95  
Sometimes a new man is anxious to proceed at once, and you may be tempted to let him do so.


91.
View WORKING WITH OTHERS chapter   ... man is better, the doctor might suggest ...  BB Working With Others, p.91  
When your man is better, the doctor might suggest a visit from you.


92.
View TO EMPLOYERS chapter   ... man is done drinking.  BB To Employers, p.138  
But I'm sure this man is done drinking.


93.
View TO EMPLOYERS chapter   ... man is presented with this volume it ...  BB To Employers, p.144  
When the man is presented with this volume it is best that no one tell him he must abide by its suggestions.


94.
View INTO ACTION chapter   ... man is sure to be impressed with ...  BB Into Action, p.77  
But our man is sure to be impressed with a sincere desire to set right the wrong.


95.
View INTO ACTION chapter   ... man is unthinking when he says that ...  BB Into Action, p.82  
We feel a man is unthinking when he says that sobriety is enough.


96.
View MORE ABOUT ALCOHOLISM chapter   ... man, it is Fred.  BB More About Alcoholism, p.39  
If ever there was a successful business man, it is Fred.


97.
View TO WIVES chapter   ... man's life so as to shield him ...  BB To Wives, p.120  
We never, never try to arrange a man's life so as to shield him from temptation.


98.
View THE FAMILY AFTERWARD chapter   ... man like himself, a spiritual life which ...  BB The Family Afterward, p.129  
He will perceive that his spiritual growth is lopsided, that for an average man like himself, a spiritual life which does not include his family obligations may not be so perfect after all.


99.
View STEP TWO essay   ... man like you has begun to solve ...  12&12 Step Two, p.27  
Many a man like you has begun to solve the problem by the method of substitution.


100.
View STEP SEVEN essay   ... man-made millennium lies just ahead.  12&12 Step Seven, p.70  
The immense resources now being harnessed promise such a quantity of material blessings that many have come to believe that a man-made millennium lies just ahead.


101.
View WE AGNOSTICS chapter   ... man's magnificent attributes.  BB We Agnostics, p.53  
That is one of man's magnificent attributes.


102.
View TO EMPLOYERS chapter   ... man may be trusted.  BB To Employers, p.146  
Your man may be trusted.


103.
View THE FAMILY AFTERWARD chapter   ... man may criticize or laugh at himself ...  BB The Family Afterward, p.125  
A man may criticize or laugh at himself and it will affect others favorably, but criticism or ridicule coming from another often produces the contrary effect.


104.
View TO EMPLOYERS chapter   ... man must decide for himself.  BB To Employers, p.144  
The man must decide for himself.


105.
View WORKING WITH OTHERS chapter   ... man must walk day by day in ...  BB Working With Others, p.100  
Both you and the new man must walk day by day in the path of spiritual progress.


106.
View STEP FOUR essay   ... man's natural desires cause him great trouble, ...  12&12 Step Four, p.42  
When thus out of joint, man's natural desires cause him great trouble, practically all the trouble there is.


107.
View WORKING WITH OTHERS chapter   ... man needs hospitalization, he should have it, ...  BB Working With Others, p.91  
If your man needs hospitalization, he should have it, but not forcibly unless he is violent.


108.
View HOW IT WORKS chapter   ... man no flavor for his fare and ...  BB How It Works, p.69  
One school would allow man no flavor for his fare and the other would have us all on a straight pepper diet.


109.
View MORE ABOUT ALCOHOLISM chapter   ... man, normal so far as we can ...  BB More About Alcoholism, p.35  
He is an intelligent man, normal so far as we can see, except for a nervous disposition.


110.
View BILL'S STORY chapter   ... man, not too closely followed by those ...  BB Bill's Story, p.11  
To Christ I conceded the certainty of a great man, not too closely followed by those who claimed Him.


111.
View DOCTOR BOB'S NIGHTMARE story   ... man of means, I knew that if ...  BB Doctor Bob's Nightmare, pp.175-176  
Not being a man of means, I knew that if I did not stay sober enough to earn money, I would run out of liquor.


112.
View DOCTOR BOB'S NIGHTMARE story   ... man of recognized ability and both my ...  BB Doctor Bob's Nightmare, p.171  
My father was a professional man of recognized ability and both my father and mother were most active in church affairs.


113.
View MORE ABOUT ALCOHOLISM chapter   ... man of thirty was doing a great ...  BB More About Alcoholism, p.32  
A man of thirty was doing a great deal of spree drinking.


114.
View TRADITION FIVE essay   ... man on religious grounds?  12&12 Tradition Five, p.153  
"Now," concludes the oldtimer, "suppose I'd been obliged to talk to this man on religious grounds?


115.
View STEP TWO essay   ... man's opinion based on his own experience, ...  12&12 Step Two, p.27  
"This is only one man's opinion based on his own experience, of course.


116.
View STEP TWELVE essay   ... man or a woman has a spiritual ...  12&12 Step Twelve, p.106  
When a man or a woman has a spiritual awakening, the most important meaning of it is that he has now become able to do, feel, and believe that which he could not do before on his unaided strength and resources alone.


117.
View STEP TWELVE essay   ... man, or even a first-rater in the ...  12&12 Step Twelve, p.122  
In later life he finds that real happiness is not to be found in just trying to be a number one man, or even a first-rater in the heartbreaking struggle for money, romance, or self-importance.


118.
View STEP TWO essay   ... man or woman.  12&12 Step Two, p.29  
Now we come to another kind of problem: the intellectually self-sufficient man or woman.


119.
View FOREWORD TO SECOND EDITION   ... man or woman could be excluded from ...  BB Foreword to Second Edition, p.xix  
It was thought that no alcoholic man or woman could be excluded from our Society; that our leaders might serve but never govern; that each group was to be autonomous and there was to be no professional class of therapy.


120.
View STEP THREE essay   ... man or woman, for example, should be ...  12&12 Step Three, p.38  
No adult man or woman, for example, should be in too much emotional dependence upon a parent.


121.
View STEP THREE essay   ... man plays God, sounds good in the ...  12&12 Step Three, p.37  
This brave philosophy, wherein each man plays God, sounds good in the speaking, but it still has to meet the acid test: how well does it actually work?


122.
View CONTENTS   ... man prepares us for following Steps.  12&12 Contents (Step Five), p.6  
Oneness with God and man prepares us for following Steps.


123.
View STEP SEVEN essay   ... man's pride in his own achievements.  12&12 Step Seven, p.70  
Much of the everyday talk we hear, and a great deal of what we read, highlights man's pride in his own achievements.


124.
View TO EMPLOYERS chapter   ... man proceeds to tell you shocking things?  BB To Employers, p.145  
In this connection, can you remain undisturbed if the man proceeds to tell you shocking things?


125.
View WE AGNOSTICS chapter   ... man recounts that he tumbled out of ...  BB We Agnostics, p.56  
This man recounts that he tumbled out of bed to his knees.


126.
View APPENDIX III, The Medical View on A.A.   ... man, religion and that instinct for association ...  BB Appendix III, The Medical View on A.A., p.569  
Dr. Foster Kennedy, neurologist: "This organization of Alcoholics Anonymous calls on two of the greatest reservoirs of power known to man, religion and that instinct for association with one's fellows ... the 'herd instinct.'


127.
View STEP TWO essay   ... man, risen so majestically from a single ...  12&12 Step Two, p.25  
How he does cherish the thought that man, risen so majestically from a single cell in the primordial ooze, is the spearhead of evolution and therefore the only god that his universe knows!


128.
View TO EMPLOYERS chapter   ... man should be fired just because he ...  BB To Employers, p.148  
It boils right down to this: No man should be fired just because he is alcoholic.


129.
View TO EMPLOYERS chapter   ... man should be on his mettle to ...  BB To Employers, p.146  
Your man should be on his mettle to make good.


130.
View WORKING WITH OTHERS chapter   ... man should be sure of his recovery.  BB Working With Others, p.99  
The man should be sure of his recovery.


131.
View TO EMPLOYERS chapter   ... man should be thoroughly probed on these ...  BB To Employers, p.142  
We believe a man should be thoroughly probed on these points.


132.
View THE FAMILY AFTERWARD chapter   ... man sinking into the mire that is ...  BB The Family Afterward, p.132  
When we see a man sinking into the mire that is alcoholism, we give him first aid and place what we have at his disposal.


133.
View INTO ACTION chapter   ... man so involved often feels very remorseful ...  BB Into Action, p.81  
A man so involved often feels very remorseful at times, especially if he is married to a loyal and courageous girl who has literally gone through hell for him.


134.
View TRADITION FIVE essay   ... man so obstinate.  12&12 Tradition Five, p.151  
I never saw a man so obstinate.


135.
View THERE IS A SOLUTION chapter   ... man still lives, and is a free ...  BB There Is A Solution, p.26  
But this man still lives, and is a free man.


136.
View THE FAMILY AFTERWARD chapter   ... man tends to be impotent.  BB The Family Afterward, p.134  
Couples are occasionally dismayed to find that when drinking is stopped the man tends to be impotent.


137.
View MORE ABOUT ALCOHOLISM chapter   ... man that alcoholics of our type are ...  BB More About Alcoholism, p.30  
We are convinced to a man that alcoholics of our type are in the grip of a progressive illness.


138.
View WORKING WITH OTHERS chapter   ... man that he can get well regardless ...  BB Working With Others, p.98  
Burn the idea into the consciousness of every man that he can get well regardless of anyone.


139.
View TO EMPLOYERS chapter   ... man, the kind who recovers, will not ...  BB To Employers, p.149  
The right kind of man, the kind who recovers, will not want this sort of thing.


140.
View WE AGNOSTICS chapter   ... man, the revelation was sudden.  BB We Agnostics, p.57  
To this man, the revelation was sudden.


141.
View TO WIVES chapter   ... man, the sort of chap we would ...  BB To Wives, p.118  
We women carry with us a picture of the ideal man, the sort of chap we would like our husbands to be.


142.
View A VISION FOR YOU chapter   ... man, "the very image.  BB A Vision For You, p.157  
"Yes, that's me," said the sick man, "the very image.


143.
View BILL'S STORY chapter   ... man there, I would be amazingly lifted ...  BB Bill's Story, p.15  
On talking to a man there, I would be amazingly lifted up and set on my feet.


144.
View STEP FIVE essay   ... man, this emerging from isolation through the ...  12&12 Step Five, p.62  
This feeling of being at one with God and man, this emerging from isolation through the open and honest sharing of our terrible burden of guilt, brings us to a resting place where we may prepare ourselves for the following Steps toward a full and meaningful sobriety.


145.
View WE AGNOSTICS chapter   ... man thought he had neatly evaded or ...  BB We Agnostics, p.45  
But his face falls when we speak of spiritual matters, especially when we mention God, for we have re-opened a subject which our man thought he had neatly evaded or entirely ignored.


146.
View WORKING WITH OTHERS chapter   ... man through his family.  BB Working With Others, p.91  
When possible, avoid meeting a man through his family.


147.
View STEP SIX essay   ... man to destroy himself by alcohol, but ...  12&12 Step Six, p.64  
He did not design man to destroy himself by alcohol, but He did give man instincts to help him to stay alive.


148.
View TO EMPLOYERS chapter   ... man, want to know the necessities before ...  BB To Employers, p.140  
You, as a business man, want to know the necessities before considering the result.


149.
View TO EMPLOYERS chapter   ... man wants to recover and that he ...  BB To Employers, p.142  
After satisfying yourself that your man wants to recover and that he will go to any extreme to do so, you may suggest a definite course of action.


150.
View THE DOCTOR'S OPINION   ... man was brought in to be treated ...  BB The Doctor's Opinion, p.xxxi  
About one year prior to this experience a man was brought in to be treated for chronic alcoholism.


151.
View INTO ACTION chapter   ... man we are calling upon admits his ...  BB Into Action, p.78  
Sometimes the man we are calling upon admits his own fault, so feuds of years' standing melt away in an hour.


152.
View INTO ACTION chapter   ... man we hated will arise.  BB Into Action, p.77  
The question of how to approach the man we hated will arise.


153.
View INTO ACTION chapter   ... man we know had remarried.  BB Into Action, p.79  
A man we know had remarried.


154.
View STEP TWO essay   ... man, we saw, could believe in God ...  12&12 Step Two, p.31  
No man, we saw, could believe in God and defy Him, too.


155.
View STEP TWO essay   ... man we understood not at all.  12&12 Step Two, p.32  
The love of God and man we understood not at all.


156.
View TO EMPLOYERS chapter   ... man which is eminently fair and square.  BB To Employers, p.148  
He will be able to take a position with such a man which is eminently fair and square.


157.
View MORE ABOUT ALCOHOLISM chapter   ... man who at fifty-five years found he ...  BB More About Alcoholism, p.33  
But here is a man who at fifty-five years found he was just where he had left off at thirty.


158.
View TO EMPLOYERS chapter   ... man who can and will get well ...  BB To Employers, p.142  
Either you are dealing with a man who can and will get well or you are not.


159.
View WORKING WITH OTHERS chapter   ... man who cannot or will not work ...  BB Working With Others, p.96  
We find it a waste of time to keep chasing a man who cannot or will not work with you.


160.
View TO WIVES chapter   ... man who drinks others are involved -- the ...  BB To Wives, p.104  
But for every man who drinks others are involved -- the wife who trembles in fear of the next debauch; the mother and father who see their son wasting away.


161.
View STEP ELEVEN essay   ... man who first uttered the prayer.  12&12 Step Eleven, p.101  
We'll think now about the man who first uttered the prayer.


162.
View STEP ELEVEN essay   ... man who for several hundred years now ...  12&12 Step Eleven, p.99  
Its author was a man who for several hundred years now has been rated as a saint.


163.
View DOCTOR BOB'S NIGHTMARE story   ... man who had experienced many years of ...  BB Doctor Bob's Nightmare, p.180  
But this was a man who had experienced many years of frightful drinking, who had had most all the drunkard's experiences known to man, but who had been cured by the very means I had been trying to employ, that is to say the spiritual approach.


164.
View THERE IS A SOLUTION chapter   ... man who, having a headache, beats himself ...  BB There Is A Solution, p.23  
They sound like the philosophy of the man who, having a headache, beats himself on the head with a hammer so that he can't feel the ache.


165.
View THE FAMILY AFTERWARD chapter   ... man who is getting over alcoholism must ...  BB The Family Afterward, p.127  
We know there are difficult wives and families, but the man who is getting over alcoholism must remember he did much to make them so.


166.
View THERE IS A SOLUTION chapter   ... man who is making the approach has ...  BB There Is A Solution, p.18  
That the man who is making the approach has had the same difficulty, that he obviously knows what he is talking about, that his whole deportment shouts at the new prospect that he is a man with a real answer, that he has no attitude of Holier Than Thou, nothing whatever except the sincere desire to be helpful; that there are no fees to pay, no axes to grind, no people to please, no lectures to be endured -- these are the conditions we have found most effective.


167.
View THE FAMILY AFTERWARD chapter   ... man who is off on a spiritual ...  BB The Family Afterward, p.130  
Nothing will help the man who is off on a spiritual tangent so much as the wife who adopts a sane spiritual program, making a better practical use of it.


168.
View THE FAMILY AFTERWARD chapter   ... man who is placing business or professional ...  BB The Family Afterward, pp.129-130  
Though some of his manifestations are alarming and disagreeable, we think dad will be on a firmer foundation than the man who is placing business or professional success ahead of spiritual development.


169.
View STEP SIX essay   ... man who is sincerely trying to grow ...  12&12 Step Six, p.63  
He goes on to explain that any person capable of enough willingness and honesty to try repeatedly Step Six on all his faults -- without any reservations whatever -- has indeed come a long way spiritually, and is therefore entitled to be called a man who is sincerely trying to grow in the image and likeness of his own Creator.


170.
View A VISION FOR YOU chapter   ... man who is still sick.  BB A Vision For You, p.164  
Ask Him in your morning meditation what you can do each day for the man who is still sick.


171.
View THE DOCTOR'S OPINION   ... man who is unwilling to admit that ...  BB The Doctor's Opinion, p.xxx  
There is the type of man who is unwilling to admit that he cannot take a drink.


172.
View HOW IT WORKS chapter   ... man who lolls in the Florida sunshine ...  BB How It Works, p.61  
He is like the retired business man who lolls in the Florida sunshine in the winter complaining of the sad state of the nation; the minister who sighs over the sins of the twentieth century; politicians and reformers who are sure all would be Utopia if the rest of the world would only behave; the outlaw safe cracker who thinks society has wronged him; and the alcoholic who has lost all and is locked up.


173.
View WE AGNOSTICS chapter   ... man who thought he was an atheist.  BB We Agnostics, p.55  
In this book you will read the experience of a man who thought he was an atheist.


174.
View DOCTOR BOB'S NIGHTMARE story   ... man who took time to pass it ...  BB Doctor Bob's Nightmare, p.181  
3. Because in so doing I am paying my debt to the man who took time to pass it on to me.


175.
View STEP ELEVEN essay   ... man, who tries to run his life ...  12&12 Step Eleven, p.103  
The A.A., or indeed any man, who tries to run his life rigidly by this kind of prayer, by this self-serving demand of God for replies, is a particularly disconcerting individual.


176.
View A VISION FOR YOU chapter   ... man whose experience closely tallied with his ...  BB A Vision For You, p.160  
Impressed by those who visited him at the hospital, he capitulated entirely when, later, in an upper room of this house, he heard the story of some man whose experience closely tallied with his own.


177.
View TO EMPLOYERS chapter   ... man will fare better if placed in ...  BB To Employers, p.143  
Your man will fare better if placed in such physical condition that he can think straight and no longer craves liquor.


178.
View THE FAMILY AFTERWARD chapter   ... man will take, as a rule, one ...  BB The Family Afterward, p.125  
At the beginning of recovery a man will take, as a rule, one of two directions.


179.
View TO EMPLOYERS chapter   ... man with a better position.  BB To Employers, p.146  
An alcoholic who has recovered, but holds a relatively unimportant job, can talk to a man with a better position.


180.
View THERE IS A SOLUTION chapter   ... man with a real answer, that he ...  BB There Is A Solution, p.18  
That the man who is making the approach has had the same difficulty, that he obviously knows what he is talking about, that his whole deportment shouts at the new prospect that he is a man with a real answer, that he has no attitude of Holier Than Thou, nothing whatever except the sincere desire to be helpful; that there are no fees to pay, no axes to grind, no people to please, no lectures to be endured -- these are the conditions we have found most effective.


181.
View TRADITION THREE essay   ... man with the double stigma knocked for ...  12&12 Tradition Three, p.143  
Not long after the man with the double stigma knocked for admission, A.A.'s other group received into its membership a salesman we shall call Ed.


182.
View A VISION FOR YOU chapter   ... man with this book in your hand.  BB A Vision For You, pp.162-163  
And so can you, though you be but one man with this book in your hand.


183.
View WE AGNOSTICS chapter   ... man, woman, and child, is the fundamental ...  BB We Agnostics, p.55  
Actually we were fooling ourselves, for deep down in every man, woman, and child, is the fundamental idea of God.


184.
View MORE ABOUT ALCOHOLISM chapter   ... man would be crazy, wouldn't he?  BB More About Alcoholism, p.38  
Such a man would be crazy, wouldn't he?


185.
View A VISION FOR YOU chapter   ... man, yet dazed from his hospital experience, ...  BB A Vision For You, p.160  
Many a man, yet dazed from his hospital experience, has stepped over the threshold of that home into freedom.


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