Grapevine Books

Grapevine books contain some of the best writing of the Grapevine Magazine – A.A.’s meeting in print- organized into specific topics.

Best of Bill / Soft Cover

$6.50 A handsome new edition of five of Bill W.’s most powerful Grapevine articles sharing his thoughts on faith, fear, honesty, humility, and love. Soft cover book.
Hardbound and Softbound versions
Bill W. was the Grapevine’s most prolific contributor, writing more than 150 articles, from his first in June 1944 to his last in December 1970. Here in one volume are all of Bill’s Grapevine articles, including his first thoughts about the Traditions, his battles with chronic depression and spiritual pride, memories of an all-night drinking spree with Ebby, and a vivid description of how he came to organize the Steps (there were six in the first draft).
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Read about the journeys of the spirit AAs have taken on the way from alcoholism to recovery by rediscovering their faith and applying spiritual values daily.
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A collection of Grapevine articles illuminating the varied experiences of belonging to an AA group today.
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Read this special collection of Grapevine stories on the impact of AA’s Responsibility Declaration for both individuals and the Fellowship as a whole.
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In this collection of Grapevine stories, sober women and men describe the transformations sobriety can bring as they practice the principles of AA in all aspects of their lives. Many discover that happiness is a by-product of giving without any demand for return. Others embrace the present with gratitude to claim moments of real peace — “a quiet place in bright sunshine,” as Bill W. put it in the essay that gave the impetus to this book. We invite you to join the journey
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A collection of personal stories from the Grapevine that focuses on the difficulties faced by alcoholics who are young in years and the sober joys that await them. The book contains: honest accounts of drinking in the lives of young adults, how they managed to get and stay sober, the impact that practicing the principles of AA has had on their lives, and, the challenges and rewards of finally learning to live and to love, one day at a time.
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In this collection of AA Grapevine stories, AA members share what helped them get sober and handle their new lives of recovery. Full of useful suggestions, insights, and solutions to problems common to the newly sober, this book provides solid tools of recovery.
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In this collection of stories from AA Grapevine, old-timers share their wealth of experience in staying sober through good times and bad.
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In theses stories from the pages of Grapevine, sobriety’s message of miracles and redemption is shared with passion and humor in 74 colorful voices.
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In Step by Step, you will discover a variety of experiences from AAs that have written about the Steps for the pages of Grapevine from the 40’s to the present.
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Only through his own painful, closely observed experience could Bill W. have identified “the next major development in AA … real maturity and balance.” He was telling us that emotional sobriety is our next frontier. Here are the creative, heartfelt insights of several dozen sober seekers whose articles in the Grapevine offer insights that can light the way to our own “quiet place in bright sunshine.”
In this collection of Grapevine stories about the joys and challenges of getting sober at an early age, AA members talk about recognizing their disease even though their drinking may have only lasted a few years. Written by members who got sober in their teens, 20s and 30s, the articles in this book are about growing up young in AA, finding ways to connect when feeling different, getting involved in service and learning how to live a sober life joyously.
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This collection of Grapevine stories shows the many ways members work the program of AA. Written by men and women, young and old, with different lengths of sobriety, the articles in this book highlight how members practice the Twelve Steps, use our literature and slogans, and get into service, sponsorship and fellowship. The stories demonstrate the various ways members get active in AA to stay sober, carry the message and live rich and rewarding sober lives.
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Getting sober can be painful and amazing, but it also can be pretty darn amusing. This collection of stories from the Grapevine shows how, in recovery, AAs have learned to laugh. It’s full of light and humorous stories about our early mistakes, navigating drinking events, funny things sponsors say, interesting Twelve-Step calls, holiday adventures and more. They remind us to not take ourselves so seriously and to always strive to be “happy, joyous and free.”
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In this collection, AA members write about their experience with sponsorship, including how to choose one, getting the courage to ask someone to be a sponsor, sharing their past and present with them, working with those having trouble staying sober, dealing with the loss of a beloved sponsor and more. From the early days of the program, this special one-on-one bond of sponsorship has been considered vital to getting sober, staying connected and living a full, happy life.
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All recovering alcoholics have had to deal with adversity throughout sobriety…a serious illness, an ugly divorce, the death of a child, the loss of a house to fire or to the bank. Despite the fear, pain or self-pity we are in when these tragedies strike, drinking is not an option. The stories in this book show how AA members use the tools of the program and embrace the Fellowship to deal with tough issues.
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This pocket-sized book captures the first 365 days of the Grapevine Daily Quote, which first appeared in June 2012. The quotes—contributed by AA members, with many written by AA’s co-founders—were selected by the Grapevine staff. All of these passages first appeared in the pages of Grapevine as part of members’ stories and other submissions, and many of them can now be found in Grapevine’s themed book anthologies. Each page offers an inspiring passage of experience, strength and hope to bring into your daily life.
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Sober & Out is a collection of stories by AA members who are lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (and a few friends) from the pages of AA Grapevine. They share their experience, strength and hope with alcoholism as well as their personal struggles and hard-fought triumphs. The stories in this book show that—like most alcoholics—LGBT AAs struggle to fit in, stay sober and find peace in their lives. By working the Steps, following the Traditions, doing service, and finding a Higher Power, they are now living sober in the Fellowship of AA.
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This collection of Grapevine stories shows the many ways members use the Twelve Steps, sponsorship, and the tools of the program to improve and repair relationships, old and new. When we were drinking, many of us had, as the Step Four chapter in the AA book Twelve Steps and Twelve Traditions puts it, “a total inability to form a true partnership with another human being.” With candid and colorful stories on families, friendships, marriage, divorce, dating, romance, coworkers, sponsorship and pets, this book covers a wide range of experience from sober alcoholics on how we form true partnerships with others.
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In this collection of stories from AA Grapevine, members write about their experiences with the core principles contained in AA’s Twelve Traditions. Born of the trial-and-error experience of the Fellowship’s earliest years, the Twelve Traditions provide the spiritual and practical underpinning for AA’s ongoing adventure of living and working together. Seen through the eyes of individual members, the stories in this book offer groups, as well as members, workable solutions to difficult problems.
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Making Amends features 55 candid, firsthand stories from AA Grapevine magazine of members’ experiences with Step Nine of the AA program. The book includes chapters on making amends to parents, children, family members, exes, financial institutions, friends and coworkers. These powerful stories illustrate how practicing Step Nine can help us, as AA’s co-founder Bill W. wrote, “know a new freedom and a new happiness.”
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Voices of Women in AA is a collection of 61 stories from Grapevine. The soft cover book begins with articles by or about women who contributed to AA early in its history, followed by stories by some of the program’s earliest female members. Sections are devoted to spirituality, sponsorship, life changes, relationships, family, careers and friendships. The collection concludes with a chapter devoted to women’s meetings. The stories demonstrate the various ways women alcoholics—often with great courage—find sobriety in AA and embrace the program to live rich and rewarding lives.
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AA in the Military is a collection of stories, previously published in Grapevine, by members of Alcoholics Anonymous who have served in the military. The book begins with letters from the troops during World War II, when Grapevine first became a vital tool in keeping soldiers sober and connected to AA. The chapters that follow are filled with stories of experience, strength and hope—by both men and women—who served their country on land, sea and air. These personal accounts illustrate the challenges alcoholics in uniform encounter, often under difficult circumstances, far from loved ones.
The book concludes with a powerful selection of stories by our sober veteran members, titled “Coming Home.”
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Atheists, agnostics, nonbelievers and secular alcoholics have been members of the AA Fellowship since its earliest days, making significant contributions to the development of the program, helping to swing the doors of AA ever-wider. But finding their path has not always been easy. One Big Tent is a collection of stories, originally published in Grapevine, which represent the shared experience of secular AA members who have struggled with alcoholism, yet ultimately found a common solution in AA. These members share how they found their place in AA, work the program, do service and sponsor others.
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Sobriety can be tough sometimes, which is why recovering alcoholics can always use a good laugh. In AA, members learn to not take themselves too seriously, to be happy, joyous and free. Luckily, sobriety can be pretty darn amusing.
Two of the most beloved departments of Grapevine are the “At Wit’s End” jokes and the cartoons, all contributed and drawn by AA members. This book contains some of the best laughs of the last few years, dealing with meetings, sponsorship, dating and marriage, friends and coworkers, character defects and more. We hope this book brightens your day and gives you some hearty, well-earned laughs.