Personal Stories From The First Edition

This section has Personal Stories from the "Big Book"® of Alcoholics Anonymous. This material is available on-line because the copyright for the First Edition has expired. Stories from later editions are not available on-line because of copyright restrictions.
The Doctor's Nightmare
The Unbeliever
The European Drinker
A Feminine Victory
Our Southern Friend
A Business Man's Recovery
A Different Slant
Traveler, Editor, Scholar
The Back-Slider
Home Brewmeister
The Seventh Month Slip
My Wife and I
A Ward of the Probate Court
Riding the Rods
The Salesman
Fired Again
The Fearful One
Truth Freed Me!
Smile with Me, At Me
A Close Shave
Educated Agnostic
Another Prodigal Story
The Car Smasher
On His Way
An Alcoholic's Wife
An Artist's Concept
The Rolling Stone
Now We Are Thousands

Printing History of the First Edition

First Printing, April, 1939
Second Printing, March, 1941
Third Printing, June, 1942
Fourth Printing, March, 1943
Fifth Printing, January, 1944
Sixth Printing, June, 1944
Seventh Printing, January, 1945
Eighth Printing, February, 1945
Ninth Printing, January, 1946
Tenth Printing, August, 1946
Eleventh Printing, June 1947
Twelfth Printing, October, 1948
Thirteenth Printing, February, 1950
Fourteenth Printing, July, 1951