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Alcoholics Anonymous: The Story of How Many Thousands of Men and Women Have Recovered from Alcoholism
AA Services Staff
1893007162
January 2001
Hardcover
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Book Description
It's more than a book. It's a way of life. Alcoholics Anonymous-the Big Book-has served as a lifeline to millions worldwide. First published in 1939, Alcoholics Anonymous sets forth cornerstone concepts of recovery from alcoholism and tells the stories of men and women who have overcome the disease. With publication of the second edition in 1955, the third edition in 1976, and now the fourth edition in 2001, the essential recovery text has remained unchanged while personal stories have been added to reflect the growing and diverse fellowship. The long-awaited fourth edition features 24 new personal stories of recovery. Key features and benefits · the most widely used resource for millions of individuals in recovery · contains full, original text describing AA program · updated with 24 new personal...


Twelve Steps For Overeaters Anonymous : An Interpretation Of The Twelve Steps Of Overeaters Anonymous

0894869051


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Book Description
The author of Food for Thought takes a fresh, in-depth look at the Twelve Steps of Overeaters Anonymous. Each chapter carefully examines and interprets each of the individual Steps.

About the Author
Elisabeth L. grew up in Lexington, Kentucky. She has a son, a daughter, and five delightful grandchildren. She and her husband live in Virginia, dividing their time between Arlington and Midlothian, a suburb Richmond.Elisabeth joined Overeaters Anonymous in 1976. Although her abstinence has not been perfect, for 25 years she has maintained a weight between 120 and 125 pounds. More important, during that time she has been free of the compulsive overeating that controlled her life for at least 25 years before I found OA. One day at a time, she continues to be gratefully...


Big Book Unplugged: A Young Person's Guide to Alcoholics Anonymous
John Rosengren
1592850383
September 2003
Paperback
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From Publishers Weekly
The author, a chemical dependency counselor, is a member of Alcoholics Anonymous with more than 20 years of sobriety. He has targeted this guide specifically toward teenagers and young adults in recovery from alcohol and drug addiction, with the hope of demystifying the basic text for young people who may be put off by the length or language. Alcoholics Anonymous, more familiarly called The Big Book, was published in 1939 and is now in its fourth edition. The Big Book describes the basic AA 12-step program, including the personal story of Bill W., credited with founding AA. In this clearly written manual, John R. devotes an interpretive chapter that corresponds to each of the 11 chapters in The Big Book. Although many of the chapters will be useful to adolescents in recovery, chapter four, "We Agnostics," will be...


Alcoholics Anonymous
AA Services Staff
1893007170
January 2001
Textbook Paperback
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The Little Red Book For Women

1592850820


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From Publishers Weekly
Since 1946, The Little Red Book has served as a guidepost for participants in Alcoholics Anonymous. Revising that book's often male-directed advice, this new edition is written specifically for women going through the recovery process. Descriptions of the famous 12 steps make up the bulk of the book, and while the steps themselves are not rewritten for this publication, the analysis and discussion surrounding each step is geared toward women. Designed to be studied repeatedly, the pocket-sized guide is always reassuring and brims with advice on overcoming addiction. Notes in the margins speak to women readers, giving additional guidance on seeking female sponsors, relieving guilt, getting over the need to be perfect, dealing with low self-esteem, engaging in relaxing activities (like exercise and meditation) and...


A Woman in Berlin
Anonymous
0805075402
Aug 2005
Hardcover
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From Publishers Weekly
Starred Review. Anonymous, then a 34-year-old journalist, started this eight-week diary in April 1945, when the Russians were invading Berlin and the city's mostly female population was heading to its cellars to wait out the bombing. Anyone who was able looted abandoned buildings for food of any kind. Soon the Russians were everywhere; liquored-up Russian soldiers raped women indiscriminately. After being raped herself, Anonymous decided to "find a single wolf to keep away the pack." Thanks to a small series of Russian officers, she was better fed and better protected at night. Her story illustrates the horror war brings to the lives of women when the battles are waged near a home front (rather than a traditional battlefield). In retrospect, she advises women victimized by mass rape to talk to each other...


My Name Is Bill: Bill Wilson--His Life and the Creation of Alcoholics Anonymous
Susan Cheever
0743405919
August 2005
Paperback
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From Publishers Weekly
The first half of Wilson's life was a perpetual battle with alcohol; the second, a continual struggle to secure both his day-to-day sobriety and the organization that became Alcoholics Anonymous. Cheever's portrayal of Wilson's story never resorts to hagiography and doesn't dodge the controversies that other biographers have exploited, such as Wilson's womanizing and LSD use. The author of Note Found in a Bottle places greater emphasis on Wilson's rural Vermont childhood; his father's early desertion; his mother's stern, Calvinist nature; and the influence of his few male friends and authority figures. As a boy and adolescent, Wilson bounced among various activities and social groups, seldom sticking with one for long. He tended to seize upon short-term promises of happiness and security, whether a questionable...


Oakdale Confidential
Anonymous
1416524819
April 4, 2006
Hardcover
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Book Description
This is the novel that everyone in Oakdale is talking about.This is the scandal they can't ignore.It's a major event in Oakdale -- a black-tie gala honoring the Marron family's fifty years of support for Oakdale's Memorial Hospital. But high spirits are cut short when patron of honor Gregory Marron Jr. is delivered in his limo dead on arrival, from an apparent heart attack. Three women in the crowd have reasons of their own to suspect murder. . . . Event organizer Katie Peretti never understood her boyfriend Mike Kasnoff's reasons for not attending the party -- until now. Wrongly implicated in a crime against the Marrons, Mike served a stiff sentence, and has nursed a simmering rage ever since. Maddie Coleman, the teenaged sister of the limo's driver, Henry, knows that her brother owed...


Not God: A History of Alcoholics Anonymous
Ernest Kurtz
0894860658
January 1998
Paperback
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About the Author
Ernie Kurtz received his Ph.D. in the History of American Civilization from Harvard University in 1978. His doctoral dissertation was published as the book Not-God: A History of Alcoholics Anonymous. Since then, he has published The Spirituality of Imperfection, and the booklet Shame and Guilt: Characteristics of the Dependency Cycle. He has also published a number of articles, both scholarly and popular, on topics related to his interests and has lectured nationally and internationally on subjects related to the academic study of spirituality. Some of his articles have been published in the 1999 book, The Collected Ernie Kurtz. Dr. Kurtz taught American History and the History of Religion in America at the University of Georgia and Loyola University of Chicago. From 1978 to 1997, he served on the faculty of the...


It Happened to Nancy
Anonymous
0380773155
Mar 1994
Paperback
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From Booklist
Gr. 7-12. Fourteen-year-old Nancy, an asthmatic, meets 18-year-old Collin, a gentle, caring young man who appears to be the answer to her dreams--until he rapes her, leaving her HIV-infected. In spite of her rapid decline, explained in a note at the beginning of the book, as the result of her weakened immune system, Nancy leads a full, poignantly happy life because of the loving support of both friends and family.It Happened to Nancy follows the YA-enticing diary format seen years ago in Go Ask Alice, which also was edited by Sparks. And the same reservations remain. Is this really a teen's diary, or is it Sparks' attempt to convey the reality of adolescent susceptibility to HIV/AIDS in a format that will impact YA readers? Does the occasional place lapse (the Arizona time zone is earlier than South...


Twelve Steps and Twelve Traditions
Alcoholics Anonymous
0916856011
February 10, 2002
Hardcover
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How to Get Out of Debt, Stay Out of Debt, & Live Prosperously
Jerrold Mundis
0553283960
Jan 1988
Paperback
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Book Review
Millions of consumers have become trapped in a spiral of debt, but there is hope. If you wants to free yourself from the shackles of debt, this book is for you--it can help you "get out of debt, stay out of debt, and live prosperously." Jerrold Mundis writes in a friendly, engaging style, urging readers to stop the cycle of spending. Mundis knows what he's talking about--he, too, was once thousands of dollars in debt and didn't know where to turn. Anecdotes from Debtors Anonymous folks, plus multiple examples from the writer's own life and ledgers, make How to Get Out of Debt an encouraging read, not a condescending one. Once you start your program, you may want to periodically reread some chapters for inspiration--and fun.

From Library Journal
Mundis flies a...


The Little Red Book
Staff of the Hazelden Foundation
0894860046
July 1996
Hardcover
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Book Description
One of the most-used and best-loved study companions to the Big Book, "Alcoholics Anonymous", this little book has helped millions put the Twelve Steps to work in their daily lives. Originally designed as a collection of Twelve Step suggestions for A.A. beginners, "The Little Red Book" offers those new to recovery - and those seeking a deeper meaning in the Twelve Steps - advice on program work, sponsorship, spirituality, and much more. This fund of knowledge offers support, encouragement, and wisdom in the search for peace of mind and contented sobriety.


Annie's Baby: The Diary of Anonymous, a Pregnant Teenager
Beatrice Sparks
0380791412
July 1998
Paperback
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From Publishers Weekly
Sparks (It Happened to Nancy) shares another slice of a troubled teen's life, this time focusing readers' attention on the topic of teen sex and pregnancy. The first, most excruciating entries in 14-year-old Annie's diary trace her victimization and impregnation by a manipulative and sadistic boyfriend. Completely obsessed with 16-year-old Danny ("He called me an 'Earth Angel.' And I think I'm going to commit myself completely to being just that for him, no matter what!"), Annie is less prepared than readers for the devastating fall she takes the day her home pregnancy test comes out pink. The remaining, more solution-oriented segments of the book convey Annie's arduous climb from rock-bottom ("I CANNOT BEAR TO FACE IT! I WILL NOT!") to a state in which she can confront her mistakes and plan for herself and her...


Almost Lost
Beatrice Sparks
038078341X
June 1996
Paperback
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From Publishers Weekly
Presented as edited transcripts of taped counseling sessions Sparks (It Happened to Nancy) conducted with a 15-year-old patient, Sammy, this book pieces together a sobering story of a boy "almost lost" to depression. At his mother's insistence, the suicidal teenager begins talking to the perspicacious therapist, acknowledging that his inner pain is so deep that "sometimes even my hair hurts." Sammy can be almost astonishingly articulate as he gradually reveals the traumatic incidents from his past that have stripped away his self-esteem and self-respect. The caring therapist provides him with a variety of exercises, charts and "mind games" to help him get rid of the "fetid garbage" he is carrying around: his decision to join a gang in hopes of gaining a "family," experimentation with drugs and alcohol, experience...


Twenty-Four Hours A Day
Anonymous
0894868349
July 1, 1996
Paperback
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Book Description
The gift of spiritual discovery for nearly four decades, Hazelden's classic daily meditation book has guided millions of recovering people toward a deeper and more intimate connection with a Higher Power of their understanding. Whether you are new to recovery or searching out a deeper meaning of the Twelve Steps, "Twenty-Four Hours a Day" will help you discover the power of prayer and begin the creation of a solid, spiritual foundation. Featuring an inspirational thought, meditation, and prayer for each day of the year, "Twenty-Four Hours a Day" offers you encouragement, support, and wisdom to help you continue your path to spiritual growth.


A Day at a Time
Hazelden Publishing
1568380364
Apr 1994
Paperback
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Book Description
This mediation book offers inspiration and hope for people recovering from chemical dependency or other addictions. Each daily passage reinforces the messages of Twelve Step recovery.


Treacherous Love: The Diary of an Anonymous Teenager
Beatrice Sparks (Editor)
0380808625
June 2000
Mass Market Paperback
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Book Description
Fourteen-year-old Jennie's life is turning upside down. Her father has walked out, and her anguished mother seeks solace in pills. Her best friend practically abandons her to be with a boyfriend. It seems like Jennie's real best friend is her diary. Then she meets Mr. Johnstone, the substitute math teacher. Jennie has never met such a charismatic teacher. She feels honored when Mr. J. seems to single her out for special attention, and begins to fantasize about him as her boyfriend. When Mr. J. first reveals his feelings for her, she is thrilled by the relationship that grows outside the classroom walls. Then, slowly, Jennie's diary becomes a record of her loneliness, pain, and confusion. Will it also offer her a way to escape from this treacherous love?

About the Author
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Hunting Al Qaeda
Anonymous
076032252X
July 2005
Hardcover
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From Publishers Weekly
In April 2002, Special Forces Team 2085 of the Virginia National Guard were "ripped from their lives" and deployed to Afghanistan to aid in the hunt for the remnants of al Qaeda and their Taliban allies. Over the course of their six-month tour, they mounted 45 missions, captured three high-value targets and destroyed 79,000 pounds of weapons and ammunition. This volume by team members "Red" and "Captain," however, focuses more on the story of their disillusionment than on their military successes. Frustrated that Special Forces troops "were being demoralized and squandered" by career-minded officers, they conclude that "our army is a wasteful, immobile, risk-averse outfit, whose purpose is simply to 'do time.'" This, of course, is the same army that routed the Taliban government in one month and toppled Saddam...


Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea (Barnes & Noble Classics Series)
Jules Verne
1593083025
March 2005
Paperback
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Go Ask Alice
Anonymous
0689817851
January 1998
Mass Market Paperback
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Book Review
The torture and hell of adolescence has rarely been captured as clearly as it is in this classic diary by an anonymous, addicted teen. Lonely, awkward, and under extreme pressure from her "perfect" parents, "Anonymous" swings madly between optimism and despair. When one of her new friends spikes her drink with LSD, this diarist begins a frightening journey into darkness. The drugs take the edge off her loneliness and self-hate, but they also turn her life into a nightmare of exalting highs and excruciating lows. Although there is still some question as to whether this diary is real or fictional, there is no question that it has made a profound impact on millions of readers during the more than 25 years it has been in print. Despite a few dated references to hippies and some expired slang, Go Ask...


All Men Are Liars
Jeffrey L. Rodengen
1932022155
Oct 2005
Hardcover
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Book Description
This is the very first work which explores the interesting dynamic of why men deceive in relationships of all kinds: personal, professional, political, sports and academic. It is a groundbreaking work that is both instructive and humorous. Though written for both male and female audiences, it will resonate most strongly with women, more often than not the victims of male duplicity. Material is presented through association with popular television, motion picture and current event comparisons.

From the Inside Flap
Ever wonder if a man can go 9-to-5 without lying? Well, we wondered too, and we offer a wealth of information to help you decide the answer. From exploring lies in romantic relationships to lies in sports, advertising, entertainment, and much more, All Men Are...


Twenty-Four Hours a Day for Teens : Daily Meditations
Anonymous
1592850782
February 20, 2004
Paperback
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Book Description
A beautiful adaptation of the best-selling meditation book, just for teens. Twenty-Four Hours a Day is Hazelden's classic daily meditation book that since 1949 has guided millions of recovering people toward a deeper and more intimate connection with a Higher Power of their understanding. Teens new to recovery or seeking a deeper meaning of the Twelve Steps will discover the power of prayer and be led to create a solid, spiritual foundation. Featuring an inspirational thought, meditation, and prayer for each day of the year, Twenty-Four Hours a Day for Teens offers encouragement, support, and wisdom to help those in recovery continue their path to spiritual and personal growth. This special version updates some of the archaic language found in the original text but keeps the religion and remains true to the author's...


Currency of Hope
Debtors Anonymous
0970323808
May 15, 1999
Paperback
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Book Description
First publication by the Debtors Anonymous 12 Step Fellowship. It describes the basics of the D.A. recovery program and includes 38 success stories of D.A. members. It offers experience, strength, and hope to help other compulsive debtors and all those who want to stop incurring unsecured debt, such as credit cards, unsecured loans, personal loans, unpaid taxes, and more.

From the Publisher
Debtors Anonymous acts as its own publisher, so the voice of the Fellowship can best explain the purpose, meaning, and message of A Currency of Hope. The Foreword to A Currency of Hope We, the men and women of Debtors Anonymous, come together to solve our common problem of compulsive debting. We share our experience, strength, and hope with one another to arrest the disease of debting. We...

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