Members of Alcoholics Anonymous use a text known as the "Big Book" that was written in 1939 as a guide to recovery.
Over time, the book has become revered by program members, who treasure the wisdom they find in its pages and also embrace much of the popular mythology about its creation.
William Schaberg spent eleven years researching the origins of the Big Book of Alcoholics Anonymous and seven years writing this revealing page-turner about the stories behind the myths.
The definitive history of the creation of Alcoholics Anonymous, told through extensive archival research into the eighteen months between when the Big Book was proposed and published. Relying on primary, real-time documents, the author pieces together the narrative of conceiving, writing and producing the “Big Book,” while demythologizing popular anecdotes about the early history of AA.
To learn more about William and learn how to order the book, visit www.writingthebigbook.com