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Fourth Edition Changes


Doctor's Opinion: 3rd edition - pages xxiii to xxx, 4th edition - pages xxv to xxxii.

Spiritual Experience Appendix II: 3rd edition - pages 569 & 570, 4th edition - pages 567 & 568.

If you have a resentment you want to be free of...: 3rd edition - page 552, 4th edition - page 552.

Acceptance is the answer to ALL my problems...: 3rd edition - page 449, 4th edition - page 417.

STORIES (* = Carried over from third edition)

Part I

*Dr. Bob's Nightmare,
*Alcoholics Anonymous #3,
Gratitude in Action,
*Women Suffer Too,
*Our Southern Friend (moved from Part III),
*The Vicious Cycle,
*Jim's Story (moved from Part III),
*The Man Who Mastered Fear,
*He Sold Himself Short,
*The Keys to The Kingdom

Part II

The Missing Link,
*Fear of Fear,
*The Housewife Who Drank at Home,
*Physician, Heal Thyself,
My Chance to Live,
Student of Life,
Crossing the River of Denial,
Because I'm an Alcoholic,
*It Might Have Been Worse,
Flooded With Feeling,
Winner Takes All,
*Me an Alcoholic?,
The Perpetual Quest,
A Drunk, Like You,
*Acceptance Was The Answer (Doctor, Alcoholic, Addict),
Window of Opportunity

Part III

My Bottle, My Resentments, and Me,
He Lived Only to Drink,
Safe Haven,
Listening to the Wind,
Twice Gifted,
Building a New Life,
On The Move,
A Vision of Recovery,
Gutter Bravado,
Empty on the Inside,
*Another Chance,
A Late Start,
*Freedom From Bondage,
*AA Taught Him to Handle Sobriety


He Had to Be Shown,
He Thought He Could Drink Like a Gentleman,
The European Drinker,
The News Hawk,
From Farm to City,
Home Brewmeister,
Too Young,
Those Golden Years,
Lifesaving Words,
A Teen-Ager's Decision,
Rum, Radio and Rebellion,
Any Day Was Washday,
A Flower of the South,
Calculating the Cost,
Stars Don't Fall,
Growing Up All Over Again,
Unto the Second Generation,
A Five-Time Loser Wins,
Promoted to Chronic,
Join the Tribe!,
Belle of the Bar,
The Prisoner Freed,
Desperation Drinking,
The Career Officer,
He Who Loses His Life

From Jay M., Akron Archives

Love and Peace, Barefoot

Index of AA History Pages on Barefoot's World

As in so many things, especially with we alcoholics, our History is our Greatest Asset!.. We each arrived at the doors of AA with an intensive and lengthy "History of Things That Do Not Work" .. Today, In AA and In Recovery, Our History has added an intensive and lengthy "History of Things That DO Work!!" and We will not regret the past nor wish to shut the door on it!!

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