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1.
View A VISION FOR YOU chapter   ... writing (1939).  BB A Vision For You, p.163  
This was only a few days ago at this writing (1939).


2.
View FOREWORD   ... writing: Alcoholics Anonymous, P.O. Box 459, Grand ...  12&12 Foreword, p.18  
(A.A.'s General Service Office may be reached by writing: Alcoholics Anonymous, P.O. Box 459, Grand Central Station, New York, NY 10163. U.S.A.)


3.
View INTRODUCTION   ... writing be retained as originally published."  12&12 Introduction, p.14  
In fact, the 2002 General Service Conference discussed this issue and it was unanimously recommended that: "The text in the book Twelve Steps and Twelve Traditions, written by Bill W., remain as is, recognizing the Fellowship's feelings that Bill's writing be retained as originally published."


4.
View TRADITION EIGHT essay   ... writing books -- all these we have seen ...  12&12 Tradition Eight, p.167  
Caretakers who swept floors, cooks who fried hamburgers, secretaries in offices, authors writing books -- all these we have seen hotly assailed because they were, as their critics angrily remarked, "making money out of A.A."


5.
View FOREWORD TO FIRST EDITION   ... writing or speaking publicly about alcoholism, we ...  BB Foreword to First Edition, p.xiii  
When writing or speaking publicly about alcoholism, we urge each of our Fellowship to omit his personal name, designating himself instead as "a member of Alcoholics Anonymous."


6.
View TRADITION ELEVEN essay   ... writing profession disagreed with them.  12&12 Tradition Eleven, p.182  
These were plausible arguments, but happily our friends of the writing profession disagreed with them.


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View STEP EIGHT essay   ... writing the people concerned now overwhelmed us, ...  12&12 Step Eight, p.79  
But the prospect of actually visiting or even writing the people concerned now overwhelmed us, especially when we remembered in what poor favor we stood with most of them.


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View TO WIVES chapter   ... writing to its World Service Office, 1600 ...  BB To Wives (Note), p.121  
If there is no Al-Anon listing in your local telephone book, you may obtain further information on Al-Anon/Alateen Family Groups by writing to its World Service Office, 1600 Corporate Landing Parkway, Virginia Beach, VA 23454-5617.


The 164 and More™ Book, eBook, and Web Site are all CONCORDANCES which display passages from the Big Book Alcoholics Anonymous, the Twelve Steps and Twelve Traditions, and the A.A. Grapevine (A.A. Preamble only).  Sorting and rendering passages in the proprietary format of the 164 and More concordance does not in any way imply affiliation with or endorsement by either Alcoholics Anonymous World Services Inc., or the A.A. Grapevine, Inc.  Further A.A.W.S. Inc. and the A.A. Grapevine Inc. have no objection to the use of this material in the 164 and More concordance.

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