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AA to Z: Addictionary of the 12-Step Culture

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Author: Christopher Cavanaugh

Publisher: Doubleday & Company, Inc.

Year Printed: 1998

Edition: First

Printing: First

Condition: Good

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Pages: 196

Height: 8.25 inches

Width: 5.5 inches

Notes: Paperback

AA to Z is the first book to document the richness and diversity of the lives of recovering people and to provide an encyclopedic look at this unique subculture.  Less self-help than enlightenment and entertainment, AA to Z is comprised of real-life stories of recovering addicts as well as an "addictionary" of recovery terminology.  Everything from the well-known slogan "One Day at a Time" to more esoteric terms like "pigeon" (a lovingly insulting term for a newcomer to the program) and "Wharf Rats" (sober Deadheads) is explained with clarity, insight, and humor.

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