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need help finding story in the big book

Post by wingman » Wed May 25, 2011 8:39 am

Hello,
I'm trying to find the story about the man who looked at his wife with his glasses on backwards and could only see her faults. Can someone point me to the page number in the big book. I can't seem to find it this morning.

Big thanks in advance!

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Re: need help finding story in the big book

Post by Joe H » Wed May 25, 2011 10:24 am

I believe you are looking for "Acceptance Was The Answer"

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Re: need help finding story in the big book

Post by Mike O » Wed May 25, 2011 10:51 am

An excellent story which has helped me greatly on more than one occasion.
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Re: need help finding story in the big book

Post by wingman » Wed May 25, 2011 11:02 am

Yep! Awesome! Thanks for the pointer/reminder.

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Re: need help finding story in the big book

Post by happycamper » Thu May 26, 2011 1:18 pm

Just wondering, I dont have my book in front ofme currently, but it sounds like the story Doctor, Alcoholic, Addict, edition 3 ???
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Re: need help finding story in the big book

Post by ann2 » Thu May 26, 2011 1:42 pm

yes, so weird, they changed the title of the story in the 4th edition.
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Post by Joe H » Fri May 27, 2011 7:27 am

The story was moved and renamed as part of a compromise.

This 4th Edition is the first time the membership had a say in what stories were selected. Each Area's DCMs and GSRs brought the info back to the Districts and Home Groups.

In every committee made up of the members, Doctor, Alcoholic, Addict was not voted into the new edition but to be dropped. The Non-alcoholic Trusties voted to retain it for one more edition.

Basicly, other than the addict part, the membership viewed this as one drunk's opinion and not the opinion of AA as a whole. Acceptance or accepted is only used around six times in the first 164 pages and not once as the solution.

A couple of years ago the Doctor passed away still sober at the age of 94.

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Post by ann2 » Fri May 27, 2011 8:02 am

Wow, that is really interesting info, Joe, I had no idea. Thanks! I'm on the AAHistoryLovers yahoo group but I don't read all the posts :oops: . . . some of it is pretty dryyyyyyyyy lol

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Re: need help finding story in the big book

Post by Tosh » Fri May 27, 2011 9:29 am

Thanks, Joe, that was interesting. I've also been told, (so I don't know how much truth there is in this) that the author (I can't remember his name) later wished he had not wrote 'acceptance is the key to all of my problems" (or words to that effect), but that "God is the answer to all of my problems" (or words to that effect).

Either way makes no difference to me; they may even be the same thing?
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Re: need help finding story in the big book

Post by Mike O » Fri May 27, 2011 11:11 am

What an interesting but strange story.

Anyhow, it is one of the stories that mean most to me in the BB.

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