Personal Stories

This section has Personal Stories from the "Big Book"® of Alcoholics Anonymous, First Edition (1939). 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

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