The Little Red Book for Women speaks directly to women of the 21st Century who seek both the restorative powers of Twelve Step recovery and insights into the time-honored traditions of Alcoholics Anonymous.
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.
These meditations were written for service members by service members. These people are serving—or have served—in the Army, Navy, Marine Corps, Coast Guard, Air Force, Reserves, Army National Guard, Air National Guard, or the Commissioned Corps of the NOAA and Public Health Services and are in recovery from alcoholism or addiction. We thank them for their sacrifice and service.