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Authors of the Stories from the book titled

ALCOHOLICS ANONYMOUS

The person behind the stories, who they are and a brief biography.

Many heartfelt thanks go out to Nancy O., moderator of this very informative e-group, formally known as AA History Buffs, then known as AA History Lovers, and all else who helped her make possible her work and posting of these brief biographies. These biographies reprinted with permission.

Acknowledgments and credits for all that follows for the story author biographies. Thanks to Nancy O., moderator of AA History Buffs then AA History Lovers (no longer online) and all mentioned in this acknowledgments and credits, Nancy's and others from around the country's hard work made possible the following Big Book story authors brief biographies.


Story author Author Unknown -Akron, Ohio, "Ace Full-Seven-Eleven" -from the Original Manuscript (OM), p. 62. -never published in the Big Book.

Story author (Hank) Henry P. -New Jersey, "The Unbeliever" -1st edition Big Book. (Click here for more resources on Hank P)

Story author Florence R. -New York City, "A Feminine Victory" -1st edition Big Book. (Click here for more resources on Florence R)

Story author William R. -New Jersey, "A Business Man's Recovery" -1st edition Big Book. (Click here for more resources on Bill R)

Story author Harry B. -New York, "A Different Slant" -1st edition Big Book. (Click here for more resources on Harry B)

Story author Walter B. -Cleveland, Ohio, "The Back-Slider" -1st edition Big Book. (Click here for more resources on Walter B)

Story author Ernie G. -Akron, Ohio, "The Seventh Month Slip" -1st edition Big Book. (Click here for more resources on Ernie G.)

Story author Tom L. -Akron, Ohio, "My Wife and I" -1st edition Big Book. (Click here for more resources on Tom L.)

Story author William (Bill) V. H. -Akron or Kent, Ohio, "A Ward of the Probate Court" -1st edition Big Book. (Click here for more resources on Bill V. H.)

Story author Charlie S. -Akron, Ohio, "Riding the Rods" -1st edition Big Book. (Click here for more resources on Charlie S.)

Story author Bob O. -Richfield (Akron), Ohio, "The Salesman" -1st edition Big Book. (Click here for more resources on Bob O.)

Story author Wallace (Wally) G. - Akron, Ohio, "Fired Again" -1st edition Big Book. (Click here for more resources on Wally G.)

Story author Paul S. -Akron, Ohio, "Truth Freed Me!" -1st edition Big Book. (Click here for more resources on Paul S.)

Story author Harold S. -Brooklyn, New York, "Smile With Me, At Me" -1st edition Big Book.

Story author Henry J. Z.? -Akron, Ohio, "A Close Shave." -1st edition Big Book. (Click here for more resources on Harry Z.)

Story author Norman H. -Darien, Connecticut, "Educated Agnostic" -1st edition Big Book. (Click here for more resources on Norman H.)

Story author Ralph F. -Springfield, Massachusetts? Darien, Conn.?, "Another Prodigal Story" -1st edition Big Book. (Click here for more resources on Ralph F.)

Story author Myron W. -New York City, "Hindsight" -1st edition Big Book. (Click here for more resources on Myron W.)

Story author Horace R. (Popsy) M. -New York City, "On His Way" -1st edition Big Book. (Click here for more resources on Popsy.)

Story author Marie B. -Cleveland, Ohio, "An Alcoholic's Wife" -1st edition Big Book. (Click here for more resources on Marie B.)

Story author Ray C. -New York City, "An Artist's Concept" -1st edition Big Book. (Click here for more resources on Ray C.)

Story author Lloyd T. -New York City, "The Rolling Stone" -1st edition Big Book. (Click here for more resources on Lloyd T.)

Story author Pat C. -Los Angeles, California, "Lone Endeavor" -Big Book's 1st edition, 1st printing only.


Second Edition Stories Removed


Story author John P. -Tuscaloosa, Alabama, "The Professor and the Paradox" -Big Book's 2nd edition. (Click here for more resources on John P.)

Story author Author Unknown -Canada, "His Conscience" -Big Book's 2nd edition.

Story author Fred (last name?) -New York, "New Vision for a Scuptor" -Big Book's 2nd edition.

Story author Joe M. -the Bronx, NY, "Joe's Woes" -Big Book's 2nd edition. (Click here for more resources on Joe M.)

Story author Bill G. -New Jersey, "There's Nothing the Matter With Me!" -Big Book's 2nd edition. (Click here for more resources on Bill G.)

Story author Annie C. -New York City, "Annie the Cop Fighter." -Big Book's 2nd edition. (Click here for more resources on Annie C.)

Story author Nancy F. -New York City, "The Independent Blonde" -Big Book's 2nd edition. (Click here for more resources on Nancy F.) -Nancy's interview with The Grapevine.




Story author Robert H. S., M.D. -Akron, Ohio, "The Doctor's Nightmare" in 1st edition, retitled in 2nd edition "Doctor Bob's Nightmare" -All four Big Book editions. (Click here for more resources on Dr. Bob).
    Also see: Dr. Bob and Alcoholics Anonymous: Younger Years -by Dick B. -A new site devoted exclusively to facts about A.A. co-founder Robert Holbrook Smith, M.D. (Dr. Bob).

Story author Bill D. -Akron, Ohio, "Alcoholics Anonymous Number Three" -2nd and 3rd Big Book editions. "The Man on the Bed" (Click here for more resources on Bill D.).

Story author Dick S. -Akron, Ohio,"The Car Smasher" in 1st edition, rewritten & retitled: "He Had to be Shown" in 2nd edition -All three Big Book editions. (Click here for more resources on Dick S.).

Story author Abby G. -Akron, Ohio, "He Thought He Could Drink like a Gentleman" -2nd and 3rd Big Book editions. (Click here for more resources on Abby G.).

Story author Margaret "Marty" M. -New York City and Connecticut, "Women Suffer Too" -2nd and 3rd Big Book editions. (Click here for more resources on Marty M.).

Story author Joe D. -Cleveland, Ohio, "The European Drinker" in 1st edition, "The European Drinker" edited in 2nd edition -All three Big Book editions. (Click here for more resources on Joe D.)

Story author Jim B. -Washington, D.C., "The Vicious Cycle" -2nd and 3rd Big Book editions. (Click here for more resources on Jimmy B.)

Story author Jim S. -Akron, Ohio, "Traveler, Editor, Scholar" in 1st edition, retitled and rewritten in 2nd edition "The News Hawk" -All three Big Book editions. (Click here for more resources on Jim S.)

Story author Ethel M. -Akron, Ohio, "From Farm to City" -2nd and 3rd Big Book editions. (Click here for more resources on Ethel M.)

Story author Archie T. -Grosse Point, Michigan, "The Fearful One" in 1st edition, retitled and rewritten in 2nd edition, "The Man Who Mastered Fear" -All three Big Book editions. (Click here for more resources on Archie T.)

Story author Earl T. -Chicago, Illinois, "He Sold Himself Short" -2nd and 3rd Big Book editions. (Click here for more resources on Earl T.)

Story author Clarence S. -Cleveland, Ohio, "Home Brewmeister" in 1st edition, "Home Brewmeister" edited in 2nd edition -All three Big Book editions. (Click here for more resources on Clarence S.)

Story author Sylvia K. -Chicago, Illinois, "The Keys of the Kingdom" -2nd and 3rd Big Book editions. (Click here for more resources on Sylvia K.)




Story author Author Unknown -state?, city?, "Too Young?" -third Big Book edition.

Story author Ceil F. -New York City, "Fear of Fear" -2nd and 3rd Big Book editions. (Click here for more resources on Ceil)

Story author Cecil (Teet) C. - "Those Golden Years " -third Big Book edition. (Click here for more resources on Cecil C.)

Story author Author Unknown -state?, city?, "The Housewife Who Drank at Home" -2nd and 3rd Big Book editions.

Story author Author Unknown -Lucknow, India, "Lifesaving Words" -third Big Book edition.

Story author Lisa -Washington State, "A Teen-ager's Decision" -third Big Book edition. (Click here for more resources on Lisa.)

Story author Dr. Earle M. -San Francisco Bay Area, CA, "Physician Heal Thyself!" -2nd and 3rd Big Book editions. (Click here for more resources on Earle M.)

Story author Pete W. -Pittsburgh, PA., "Rum, Radio and Rebellion" -2nd and 3rd Big Book editions. (Click here for more resources on Pete W.)

Story author Author Unknown - "Any Day Was Washday" -third Big Book edition.

Story author Chet R. - "It Might Have Been Worse" -2nd and 3rd Big Book editions. (Click here for more resources on Chet R.)

Story author Esther E. - "A Flower of the South" -2nd and 3rd Big Book editions. (Click here for more resources on Esther E.)

Story author Author Unknown - "Calculating the Costs" -third Big Book edition.

Story author Harris K. - "Growing Up All Over Again" -third Big Book edition. (Click here for more resources on Harris K.)

Story author Author Unknown -Chicago, Illinois, "Unto the Second Generation" -2nd and 3rd Big Book editions.

Story author Felicia G. -New York City, "Stars Don't Fall" -2nd and 3rd Big Book editions. (Click here for more resources on Felicia G.)

Story author Author Unknown - "Me an Alcoholic?" -2nd and 3rd Big Book editions.

Story author Dr. Paul O. -Laguna Niguel, California, "Doctor, Alcoholic, Addict" -third Big Book edition. (Click here for more resources on Paul O., M.D.) -Dr. Paul's interview with The Grapevine.




Story author Morris B. -Long Island, New York, "A Five-Time Loser Wins" -third Big Book edition. (Click here for more resources on Morris B.)

Story author Helen B. -New York, "Promoted to Chronic" -2nd and 3rd Big Book editions. (Click here for more resources on Helen B.)

Story author Maynard B. - "Join the Tribe" -third Big Book edition. (Click here for more resources on Maynard B.)

Story author Author Unknown - "Belle of the Bar" -third Big Book edition.

Story author Jim S. -Washington, D.C., "Jim's Story" -2nd and 3rd Big Book editions. (Click here for more resources on Jim S.)

Story author John Henry F. (Fitz) M. -Cumberstone, Maryland, "Our Southern Friend" in 1st edition, edited in 2nd edition "Our Southern Friend" -All three Big Book editions.(Click here for more resources on Fitz M.)

Story author Pat M. -New York City, "Desperation Drinking" -2nd and 3rd Big Book editions. (Click here for more resources on Pat M.)

Story author Author Unknown -New York City, "The Prisoner Freed" -2nd and 3rd Big Book editions.

Story author Sackville O'C. M. -Dublin, Ireland, "The Career Officer" -2nd and 3rd Big Book editions. (Click here for more resources on Sackville O'C. M.)

Story author Bertha V. - "Another Chance" -third Big Book edition. (Click here for more resources on Bertha V.)

Story author E.B.R. "Bob" -New York City, "He Who Loses His Life" -2nd and 3rd Big Book editions. (Click here for more resources on E.B. 'Bob' R.)

Story author Wynn C. L. -California, "Freedom From Bondage" -2nd and 3rd Big Book editions. (Click here for more resources on Wynn L.)

Story author Bob P. - "A.A. Taught Him to Handle Sobriety" -third Big Book edition. (Click here for more resources on Bob P.)


Fourth Edition Big Book Story Authors

If you are a 4th edition Big Book story author and would like to see your biography listed here, then click here and send it using the conact form and it will be posted here.
Story author Jane D. -Philadelphia, "Student Of Life", on page 319 of the Fourth Edition Big Book of Alcoholics Anonymous.

Story author Dave B. - Montreal, Quebec, Canada, "Gratitude in Action", on page 193 of the Fourth Edition Big Book of Alcoholics Anonymous.
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