The first and second edition book “Alcoholics Anonymous” is
in public domain in the United States. The Big Book has
served as a lifeline to millions worldwide. First published in
“accomplished in a few weeks”
Another feeling we are very likely to entertain is one of resentment that love and loyalty could not cure our husbands of alcoholism.
We do not like the thought that the contents of a book or the work of another alcoholic has accomplished in a few weeks that for which we struggled for years.
At such moments we forget that alcoholism is an illness over which we could not possibly have had any power. p118 AA