'Pass It On': The definitive biography of A.A. co-founder Bill W.

· A. A. World Services, Inc.
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About this ebook

Full of first-person accounts and primary source material, this portrait of Bill W. recounts his journey from Vermont youth to army officer to Wall Street success story to hopeless drunk — until a series of remarkable events leads him to stop drinking and to meet Dr. Bob, with whom he would found Alcoholics Anonymous.
We follow Bill through his tireless work for Alcoholics Anonymous: the publishing of the Big Book, the development of the Twelve Traditions, the formation of the General Service Conference. Closing chapters walk us through Bill's final years of challenge and change. With every word documented and every source checked, ‘Pass It On’ is the definitive biography of a fascinating yet enigmatic individual whom we get to know better in these pages.
For the A.A. history buff as well as the member simply curious about Bill W., ‘Pass It On’ offers a wealth of information that sheds light on how the unique movement that is Alcoholics Anonymous came to be what it is today. With 39 archival photographs. ‘Pass It On’ is General Service Conference-approved.

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2 reviews
Christopher Kreschollek
November 18, 2023
As someone who grew up reading books from authors like Aldous Huxley and then years later finding myself in twelve step meetings, I found a lot of interesting backstory within these pages. I also learned a lot about who Bill Wilson's father was and the contributions he made to the architecture found throughout the United States which seemed to arouse some excitement in me. I'd write more but I just recommend reading it; in fact this should be made into an audiobook.
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Sandra Tobin (Sandi)
March 6, 2023
Great book about how AA started!! 💕
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Alcoholics Anonymous World Services, Inc. (A.A.W.S.) is the corporate publishing arm of Alcoholics Anonymous, a worldwide fellowship that today numbers over two million individuals recovering from alcoholism. Best known as the publisher of the "Big Book," A.A.W.S.’s mission is to carry the message of recovery from alcoholism through print, ebooks, audio books, video, PSAs and more.

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