Writing the Big Book – Reading Zoom Meeting

This very special “Reading Zoom Meeting” features the reading of one chapter per week of the book Writing the Big Book – The Creation of A.A. by William Schaberg.

April 1, 2021: INTRODUCTION, Acknowledgments, and a Portion of Chapter 1 – Reader: Author Bill S.

April 8, 2021: CHAPTER 1: Challenging the Creation Myths – November 1934 to October 1937 – Reader: Patrick O’ D.

April 15, 2021: CHAPTER 2: The Akron Vote – October 13, 1937 – Reader: David K.

April 22, 2021: CHAPTER THREE: Meeting Mr. Richardson – Late October to November 1937 – Reader: Bill C.

April 29, 2021: CHAPTER FOUR: The Rockefeller Dinner – December 1937 – Reader: Beth D.

May 6, 2021: CHAPTER FIVE: Dr. Bob’s Hospital – January to February 1938 – Reader: Dave McD.

May 13, 2021: CHAPTER SIX: The Alcoholic Fund – March to April 1938 – Reader: Howard E.

May 20, 2021: CHAPTER SEVEN: Bill’s Stories – Late May 1938 – Reader: Jay S.

 

May 27, 2021: CHAPTER 8: There Is A Solution – Early June 1938 – Reader Bill S.

June 3, 2021: CHAPTER 8 PART 2: There Is A Solution – Early June 1938 – Last 12 pages – Reader Howard E.

June 10, 2021: CHAPTER 9: Hank’s Ideas – Early June 1938 – Reader Bill Schaberg

June 17, 2021: CHAPTER 10: The Outline – Late June 1938 – Reader Steve L.

June 24, 2021: CHAPTER 11: Chasing Testimonials – July 1938: Reader Penny P.

July 1, 2021: CHAPTER 12: The Alcoholic Foundation – August 1938: Reader Jim W.

July 8, 2021: CHAPTER 13: This Week Magazine – September to October 1938: Readers Howard E. & Bill Schaberg

(Howard E. was the first reader and his network froze at 48 min. Bill Schaberg stepped in on 48m 55sec)

July 15, 2021: CHAPTER 14: “More about Alcoholism” and “We Agnostics” – September 1938: Reader Chris S.

JULY 22, 2021: CHAPTER 15: The One Hundred Men Corporation – October 1938: Readers Patrick O. & Bill Schaberg

July 29, 2021: CHAPTER 16: Meanwhile, Out in Akron – October to December 1938: Reader Howard E.

August 5, 2021: CHAPTER 17: “Working with Others” – October to November 1938: Reader Bill Schaberg

August 12, 2021: CHAPTER 18: “To Wives” – October to November 1938: Reader Marsha P.

August 19, 2021: CHAPTER 19: “The Family Afterward” and the Authorship Question – October to November 1938: Reader: Thom R.

August 26, 2021: CHAPTER 20: : “Hank Parkhurst: Managing Editor and “To Employers” – November 1938: Reader: David K.

September 2, 2021: CHAPTER 21: “THE Q & A CHAPTER” – November 1938 – Reader: Thom R. (A.A History Lovers)

September 9, 2021: CHAPTER 22: “A Vision for You” – November 1938 – Reader: Penny P.

September 16, 2021: CHAPTER 23: “Writing the Twelve Steps” – December 1938- Reader: Bill Schaberg

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