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The Little Red Book for Womenby Karen Casey
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The Little Red Book For Women speaks directly to women of the 21st Century who seek both the restorative powers of 12 Step recovery and insights into the time-honored traditions of Alcoholics Anonymous.The Little Red Book remains a perennial best-seller to people in early recovery as well as to those who have well-established sobriety. While the text of the Little Red Book contains the basics of beginning a recovery program and understanding the Big Book (the founding text of Alcoholics Anonymous), readers invariably stumble over the archaic phrasing and naturally notice that the intended audience is assumed to be male. The Little Red Book For Women speaks directly to women of the 21st Century.The original text of the Little Red Book is reprinted in this volume with annotated text appearing in the wider-than-usual margins of each page. The annotations, written by best-selling author Karen Casey, talk directly to women about the core issues that must be addressed to sustain a life of growth and daily serenity. Karen Casey addresses the feelings of emotional rawness that women experience, and she helps readers understand how to reach out to other recovering women. Alcoholism is an isolating, all-consuming condition for women, but Karen Casey shows readers how the fellowship of Alcoholics Anonymous can introduce women to new friends and healthy behaviors. Readers will find reassurance that a new world awaits them if they choose to step through the doors of AA and begin to embrace its program for rebuilding one's life.
Published in 1957, The Little Red Book is known as the foremost study guide to the Big Book, Alcoholics Anonymous. However, the original volume, filled with practical advice for sober living, was written by two anonymous men who, presumably, considered their audience to be comprised predominantly, if not entirely, of men. That's why Hazelden's new edition is written expressly for women. It features the original text of The Little Red Book along with annotated passages addressing issues related to how women experience addiction and recovery. The annotations, written by best-selling author Karen Casey, introduce women to the extraordinary camaraderie of Alcoholics Anonymous and the restorative powers of Twelve Step recovery.
We hope The Little Red Book for Women opens new avenues of thought and helps the AA member arrive at his or her successful interpretation of the program.
The Little Red Book for Women makes frequent reference to basic matter in Alcoholics Anonymous, fourth edition.
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