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Critique of Chapter 5 of the Big Book – Step 4

An unexamined life is not worth living. Plato’s Apology Part Two: Step Four (Pages 64 – 71) By Paul W. Prelude As life-J so aptly points out in his November 23, 2017 article, Standing...

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Why Critique the Big Book?

By Paul W. To begin, let’s define “critique.”  It is a critical examination or discussion; an examination of the merits or faults of a literary work. In my critiques of the Big Book, I...

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Parallel Universes: The Story of Rebirth

A Review by Thomas B. According to Forbes Magazine, some 85 books are published in the US every hour. That’s hundreds of thousands of new titles each year — 744,600 to be precise, plus...

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Logical Fallacies of the Big Book

By life-j Following up after Standing on the Shoulders of Giants? in this article I would like to open an in-depth critique of the Big Book’s logical fallacies. I have to confess I’m not...

Bill White

Recovery Rising – Review

Recovery Rising: A Retrospective of Addiction Treatment and Recovery Advocacy by William L. White Review by Linda Farris Kurtz, MSW, DPA, Emeritus Professor, Eastern Michigan University School of Social Work I first met Bill...

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Each Breath a Gift – Review

By Jan A. Always the beautiful answer who asks a more beautiful question. ~ ee cummings The first quote is used as the tag line after Thomas’ signature in his emails. I always want to respond...

We Agnostics

Critique of Chapter 4 – We Agnostics

By Paul W. Allow me to set the stage, so to speak. I love Alcoholics Anonymous. I want AA to succeed and to continue its good work. I know that the secular AA groups...

Female Memoirs

My Top Five Female Recovery Memoirs

By Regina Walker Originally published on February 2, 2016 in The Fix Approximately a year ago, I wrote a piece for The Fix on my Top Four Recovery Memoirs. All four of the books...

A Secular Sobriety

A Secular Sobriety – Review

“Here is what I think it might have looked like if it were written in a secular manner with the sole intention of promoting sobriety and not religious conversion.” Dale K. (Page 44)  By...

Each Breath

Each Breath a Gift

Foreword By Joe C Songwriter, broadcaster and author of Beyond Belief: Agnostic Musings for 12 Step Life Storytelling, vulnerable and sincere storytelling, unites us. More than just an ageless form of teaching and entertaining,...

Believe

The Daily Reflections

By life-j This is not the first time you may have heard me being down on the Daily Reflections, and it won’t be the last, but I’m going to approach it a bit more...

Giant Book

Is AA Literature Too Antiquated?

By Dee Young Originally published on The Fix on November 25, 2015 In 77 years and four editions, the Big Book’s Twelve Steps and Twelve Traditions has remained completely unchanged. But most people seem...