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Alcoholics Anonymous
Alcoholics Anonymous
4th Edition    Paperback      ISBN: 1893007170

Alcoholics Anonymous (also known as the Big Book in recovery circles) sets forth cornerstone concepts of recovery from alcoholism and tells the stories of men and women who have overcome the disease.

The fourth edition includes twenty-four new stories that provide contemporary sharing for newcomers seeking recovery from alcoholism in A.A. during the early years of the 21st century. Sixteen stories are retained from the third edition, including the "Pioneers of A.A." section, which helps the reader remain linked to A.A.'s historic roots, and shows how early members applied this simple but profound program that helps alcoholics get sober today. Approximately 21 million copies of the first three editions of "Alcoholics Anonymous" have been distributed. It is expected that the new fourth edition will play its part in passing on A.A.'s basic message of recovery. This fourth edition has been approved by the General Service Conference of Alcoholics Anonymous, in the hope that many more may be led toward recovery by reading its explanation of the A.A. program and its varied examples of personal experiences which demonstrate that the A.A. program works.
It Will Never Happen to Me
It Will Never Happen to Me
Paperback      ISBN: 0910223009

Offers personal advice for the children of alcoholics and discusses the family relationships of alcoholics

How Al-Anon Works for Families & Friends of Alcoholics
How Al-Anon Works for Families & Friends of Alcoholics
Hardcover      ISBN: 0910034265
Drinking: A Love Story
Drinking
A Love Story
Paperback      ISBN: 0385315546
Fifteen million Americans a year are plagued with alcoholism. Five million of them are women. Many of them, like Caroline Knapp, started in their early teens and began to use alcohol as "liquid armor," a way to protect themselves against the difficult realities of life. In this extraordinarily candid and revealing memoir, Knapp offers important insights not only about alcoholism, but about life itself and how we learn to cope with it.

It was love at first sight. The beads of moisture on a chilled bottle. The way the glasses clinked and the conversation flowed. Then it became obsession. The way she hid her bottles behind her lover's refrigerator. The way she slipped from the dinner table to the bathroom, from work to the bar. And then, like so many love stories, it fell apart. Drinking is Caroline Kapp's harrowing chronicle of her twenty-year love affair with alcohol.

Caroline had her first drink at fourteen. She drank through her yeras at an Ivy League college, and through an award-winning career as an editor and columnist. Publicly she was a dutiful daughter, a sophisticated professional. Privately she was drinking herself into oblivion. This startlingly honest memoir lays bare the secrecy, family myths, and destructive relationships that go hand in hand with drinking. And it is, above all, a love story for our times--full of passion and heartbreak, betrayal and desire--a triumph over the pain and deception that mark an alcoholic life.

Praise for Drinking

"Quietly moving . . . Caroline Knapp dazzles us with her heady description of alcohol's allure and its devastating hold."--Los Angeles Times Book Review

"Filled with hard-won wisdom . . . a] perceptive and revealing book."--San Francisco Chronicle

"Eloquent . . . a remarkable exercise in self-discovery."--The New York Times

"Drinking not only describes triumph; it is one."--Newsweek
Fasting Girls: The History of Anorexia Nervosa
Fasting Girls
The History of Anorexia Nervosa
Paperback      ISBN: 0375724486

Winner of four major awards, this updated edition of Joan Jacobs Brumberg's Fasting Girls, presents a history of women's food-refusal dating back as far as the sixteenth century. Here is a tableau of female self-denial: medieval martyrs who used starvation to demonstrate religious devotion, "wonders of science" whose families capitalized on their ability to survive on flower petals and air, silent screen stars whose strict "slimming" regimens inspired a generation. Here, too, is a fascinating look at how the cultural ramifications of the Industrial Revolution produced a disorder that continues to render privileged young women helpless. Incisive, compassionate, illuminating, Fasting Girls offers real understanding to victims and their families, clinicians, and all women who are interested in the origins and future of this complex, modern and characteristically female disease.

The Twelve Steps and Twelve Traditions of Overeaters Anonymous
The Twelve Steps and Twelve Traditions of Overeaters Anonymous
Paperback      ISBN: 0960989862
The Promise of a New Day: A Book of Daily Meditations
The Promise of a New Day
A Book of Daily Meditations
Paperback      ISBN: 0894862030
Happy or sad, challenging or routine, each day makes demands on us. The daily readings in The Promise of a New Day offer wisdom and inspiration to help us make the most of each day.

Take time out of your busy day to visit this delightful collection of 366 insightful reflections and empowering affirmations. Each day's reading will add a flash of illumination, a comforting thought, a new perspective, or an oasis of serenity to your day. These meditations are sure to impart challenges and insights, comfort and encouragement, making this book an ideal companion and a daily source of healing, understanding, and strength.
Escape from Intimacy: Untangling the ``love'' Addictions: Sex, Romance, Relationships
Escape from Intimacy: Untangling the ``love'' Addictions
Sex, Romance, Relationships
Paperback      ISBN: 0062548735

Schaef applies the addictions of sex, love, romance, and relationships to her broader addiction theory and clearly defines and contrasts the relationship addictions.

Cigarettes Are Sublime
Cigarettes Are Sublime
Hardcover      ISBN: 0822314010

Cigarettes are bad for you; that is why they are so good. With its origins in the author's urgent desire to stop smoking, Cigarettes Are Sublime offers a provocative look at the literary, philosophical, and cultural history of smoking. Richard Klein focuses on the dark beauty, negative pleasures, and exacting benefits attached to tobacco use and to cigarettes in particular. His appreciation of paradox and playful use of hyperbole lead the way on this aptly ambivalent romp through the cigarette in war, movies (the "Humphrey Bogart cigarette"), literature, poetry, and the reflections of Sartre to show that cigarettes are a mixed blessing, precisely sublime.

Twenty-Four Hours a Day
Twenty-Four Hours a Day
Hardcover      ISBN: 0894860127
This best-selling meditation book for those in recovery offers daily thoughts, meditations, and prayers for living a clean and sober life.

Since 1954, Twenty-Four Hours a Day has become a stable force in the recovery of many alcoholics throughout the world. With over nine million copies in print (the original text has been revised), this "little black book" offers daily thoughts, meditations, and prayers for living a clean and sober life. A spiritual resource with practical applications to fit our daily lives.

"For yesterday is but a dream, and tomorrow is only a vision" is part of the Sanskrit proverb quoted at the beginning of the book which has become one of the basic building blocks for a life of sobriety. In addition to a thought, meditation and prayer for each day of the year, this handy, pocket-sized volume also contains the Serenity Prayer and the Twelve Steps and Twelve Traditions of Alcoholics Anonymous. It is a simple, yet effective way to help us relate the Twelve Steps to everyday life and helps us find the power not to take that first drink each day.