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LOIS REMEMBERS; MEMOIRS OF THE CO-FOUNDER OF AL-ANON AND WIFE OF THE CO-FOUNDER OF ALCOHOLICS ANONYMOUS.

Lois [Lois B. Wilson, 1891-1988]. Al-Anon Family Group Headquarters, Inc. [William Griffith Wilson - Bill Wilson - Bill W., 1895-1971; Alcoholics Anonymous - AA.]
(Columbus, MS, U.S.A.)
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Book Description: New York: Al-Anon Family Group Headquarters, Inc., 1979., 1979. First printing (per requisite statement upon copyright page). [8], 203 pages. Hardcover: H 26cm x L 18.25cm. Dust jacket rubbed; several short tears, nicks, and some creasing at edges; dj now presented in a mylar Brodart protector. Cream colored boards minimally decorated with maroon lettering to spine and front board; slight scuffing at spine ends and at front board's bottom edge. Light toning and foxing to edges. Interior pages are clean. Binding is firm. A very good+ copy in a very good- dust jacket. ISBN 0910034230. Bookseller Inventory # 1213-4591

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Diary of Two Motorcycle Hobos

Wilson, Bill & Lois
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Book Description: Gratitude Press Canada, Ottawa, Canada, 1998. Trade Paperback. Book Condition: Very Good. No Jacket. 8vo - Between 7 3/4" and 9 3/4" Tall. 137 page book is in very good condition with slight edgewear with a number stamped inside the front cover (03034).The diary of a young couple (co-founders of Alcoholics Anonymous & AL ANON) as they found their world in 1925-1927 on their Harley-Davidson motorcycle. Bookseller Inventory # 022073

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Diary of Two Motorcycle Hobos (Cofounders of Alcoholics Anonymous and Al-Anon)

Wilson, Bill and Wilson, Lois
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Book Description: Gratitude Press: 1998, 1998. VG softcover. Bookseller Inventory # 101525

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Book Description: Gratitude Press, Ottawa, 1998. Trade Paperback. Book Condition: Fine. Christopher, Jennifer (back cover) (illustrator). Signed by editor ('God bless you in the Fellowship of the Spirit, Ellie Van V.'). Nice bright copy. 1998 Trade Paperback. 137 pp. An unauthorized biographical work on the founders of Alcoholics Anonymous. ABOUT THE AUTHORS: William Griffith Wilson (26 November 1895 – 24 January 1971), also known as Bill Wilson or Bill W., was the co-founder of Alcoholics Anonymous (AA), a fellowship of self-help groups dedicated to helping alcoholics achieve sobriety. According to the AA Twelfth tradition of anonymity, Wilson was and still is commonly known as 'Bill W.' or just 'Bill.' He largely preferred this form of his name over the more formal non-AA version, thus this article will use that form. Bill achieved sobriety in December 1934 and maintained it throughout his remaining 36 years. Despite the success and notoriety afforded him by the accomplishments and growth of AA under his leadership, he continued to suffer from compulsive behavior and episodes of depression. In 1955 Bill turned over control of AA to a board of trustees. In the years before his death he changed the makeup of the board, which was initially composed of a non-alcoholic majority, to trustees who were both recovered alcoholics and non-alcoholics, with the majority being recovered alcoholics. In keeping with his interest in spirituality, he experimented with other possible cures for alcoholism. These experiments included niacin (vitamin B3) and parapsychology as a means of inducing spiritual change. Bill died of emphysema complicated by pneumonia in 1971. His wife, Lois Wilson, was the founder of Al-Anon, a group dedicated to helping the friends and relatives of alcoholics. In 1999 Time Magazine declared Bill to be in the top 20 of the Time 100: Heroes and Icons who exemplified 'courage, selflessness, exuberance, superhuman ability and amazing grace' in the 20th century. Lois Wilson née Burnham (4 March 1891 – 6 October 1988) was the founder of Al-Anon, a support group for the friends and family of alcoholics. She was the wife of Alcoholics Anonymous founder Bill W. She was born into affluence in Brooklyn Heights with her father being a prominent surgeon and gynecologist. Abraham Lincoln's grandchildren were playmates of her siblings when they were young and they attended prestigious schools. Her family were adherents of Swedenborgianism, but the schools she attended in youth tended to be Quaker in nature. Her marriage to Bill W. began to degrade due to the combination of a series of miscarriages and his drinking problem. Lois began to work on programs to help families of alcoholics after Bill had gone through rehabilitation and founded AA. These efforts led to the founding of Al-Anon, although this was not the first program of its kind. The marriage was further strained by Bill's many adulterous affairs. He considered eloping to Ireland with his long-term mistress. After Bill died in 1971 of emphysema, Lois inherited 90% of her late husband's estate and copyright royalties from the Big Book of Alcoholics Anonymous. Bill left the other 10% of his estate to his longstanding mistress. Without children, she left the home (Stepping Stones) in Bedford Hills, New York that she and Bill had owned since 1941 to the Stepping Stones Foundation. It is on the National Register of Historic Places and has become a tour destination for members of the 12-step organizations. Signed by author. Bookseller Inventory # 1504071

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Book Description: Gratitute Press, 345, 1998. Paperback. Book Condition: Very Good. Trade PB. 8vo. Gratitute Press. 1998. 137 pgs. First Edition/First Printing. Wrappers in excellent shape, with no wear present. Binding tight and solid. Previous owner's mark on the reverse of the front wrapper. Text is clean and free of marks. The utterly unauthorized edition of Bill W's (of AA and Al-Anon fame) motorcycle diaries. The person who compiled the book did not have the authorization by his family or AA to use or reproduce the works enclosed within. Scarce. 345; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 137 pages. Bookseller Inventory # 14453

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Photograph, Inscribed to Al-Anon Icon; Alcoholics Anonymous

Wilson, Bill & Lois; Alcoholics Anonymous
(Prescott, AZ, U.S.A.)
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Book Description: 8 x10 black and white photo, INSCRIBED by AA Co-founder Bill Wilson, to Al-Anon icon Arbutus O'Neal and dated April 1962 (NY). Bill has signed boldly in ink, for himself and Lois. Photo shows Bill and Lois in a wooded setting. Arbutus O'Neal, of Brownwood, Texas, went to her first Al-Anon meeting in 1948. She grew up in an alcoholic home and married an alcoholic. She was a major speaker at the 50th Al-Anon Anniversary at Omaha, Nebraska on June 23, 2001. She spoke of her long experience with family members, her husband Bill's recovery, and her need to practice the 12 steps in her own life. A CD of her talk is available. Photo is inscribed thus: "Dear Arbutus / With this / our deep affection / Lois & Bill / NY / April 62.". Bookseller Inventory # pb.7168

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A. A. 30. A BOOK ABOUT A.A.'S 30th ANNIVERSARY YEAR AND INTERNATIONAL CONVENTION. Toronto Ontario Canada July 2-4, 1965.

SIGNED by Bill and Lois Wilson] Alcoholics Anonymous.
(Phoenix, AZ, U.S.A.)
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Book Description: Alcoholics Anonymous World Service, New York, 1965. Hardcover. Book Condition: Near Fine. First Ediiton. SIGNED, INSCRIBED AND DATED IN THE YEAR OF PUBLICATION "BILL" [Wilson] AND SIGNED "LOIS". The inscription reads: "DEAR HELEN, LOIS AND I JOIN IN AFFECTIONATE MEMORY OF YOUR DEVOTED FRIENDSHIP. EVER DEVOTEDLY, LOIS & BILL. The entire inscription with the exception of "Lois" is in Bill Wilson's hand. Near Fine hardback First Edition First Printing with mild sun front cover. 8vo. 47 pp. A Scarce volume with OCLC listing only 5 copies. Rarely found Signed, especially by both Bill and Lois. Lois Wilson (1891-1988), wife of Bill Wilson co-founder of Alcoholics Anonymous was herself the co-founder of Al-Anon, a support group for family and friends of alcoholics. In talking about her early life and years in school at Packer Collegiate Institute Lois, in her memoir "Lois Remembers" describes Helen C______ as one of her closest friends (page 10). While not so marked, this volume is from Helen C___'s collection and was obtained directly from a descendant. Bookseller Inventory # 36407

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Book Description: Alcoholics Anonymous World Service Inc., New York, 1965. Hardcover. Book Condition: Fine. SIGNED, INSCRIBED & DATED BY "BILL" [Wilson] AND INSCRIBED AND SIGNED BY "LOIS" [Wilson] Fine hardback Second Edition, Seventh Printing. No extraneous writing or any other markings. In publisher's full blue morocco leather, marbled endpapers. Gilt rules on covers, inner dentelles. Spine in six compartments with gilt lettering, rules and decorations. Top edge gilt. Believed to be one of only five copies leather bound. Inscriptions and signatures are on the verso of the marbled endpaper (consistent with the fact that this was originally leather bound and not rebound) and is dated 1966 by Bill W. The inscription reads "Dear Chuck ___ / Lois Joins me / in all affection / and in confident / faith that the / years to come / will be your finest / Ever. / Bill / Slipping Stones / Jan 15 / 66". Below that is Lois Inscription in her hand: "With Heaps of Love / Lois". A most unusual and desirable Signed copy. xxx, 575 pp. Lois Wilson (1891-1988), the wife of AA co-founder Bill Wilson, was herself the co-founder of Al-Anon, a support group for family and friends of alcoholics.Birds of a Feather International is an organization formed in response to the need of pilots and other cockpit crew members for a forum in which the subject of alcohol and drug addiction can be discussed with impunity and immunity."Our concern is recovery from alcoholism". The organization's website traces their beginning to 1972. By 1976, after a great deal of planning and education and with the assistance of the FAA and United Airlines, the organization was in full swing and ready for the next step. Chuck__ was an early "Bird" with 12 years of sobriety. He served as a panel member on behalf of the National Council on Alcoholism. In November 1976, the FAA issued their exemption letter allowing sober recovering alcoholics to fly as crew members. Chuck___ was the first to apply and receive his exemption on January 15, 1977 (Birds of a Feather Website).We offer the Signed volume plus a 12 page typescript testimonial (with editorial corrections) labeled "fourth edition" with Chuck's address label. The testimonial recounts Chuck's experience as a professional airline pilot and recovering alcoholic. His "Bird of a Feather" pin is attached to the last page of the typescript. A fine association copy made all the more special by the typescript and pin. A centerpiece for any AA collection, particularly for pilots and other flight professionals. Bookseller Inventory # 43616

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