My Name Is Bill

My Name Is Bill

Bill Wilson : His Life and the Creation of Alcoholics Anonymous

Book - 2004
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Alcoholics Anonymous is a worldwide organisation, which, since 1935, has helped millions of people to break free of their addiction. Now, acclaimed author Susan Cheever paints a remarkably human portrait of Bill Wilson, the man who created the famous Twelve-Step Programme and, with his friend, Dr Bob Smith, founded AA. Using extensive research, Cheever traces Wilson's life from his birth in small-town Vermont, to his battle with alcoholism and the eventual creation of AA. Wilson's life had many struggles and controversies and Cheever does credit to his legacy.
Publisher: New York : Simon & Schuster, [2004], ©2004
ISBN: 9780743201544
074320154X
Branch Call Number: 921 Wilso
Description: 306 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 23 cm

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mauikapu
Jan 01, 2014

If you've ever visited or plan to visit the Bill Wilson House in East Dorset Vermont then this is a must read. The author made my visit "live" again in what was only a memory. It was both the Vermont culture and the Oxford Group that led him to found a fellowship that has assisted millions escape from the mental illness of drinking.

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egaudreault
Jun 18, 2012

i learned things about him i never knew

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nirvananow
Apr 25, 2011

A good look from an outsiders point of view of Bill Wilson, and consequently, A.A.

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