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Gamblers Anonymous, will there ever be a "big book" like Alcoholics Anonymous?
#1
Dear Admin

I have a question, or even a suggestion for Gamblers Anonymous, I read all the literature that you have on the website, and the Red book. And it is brilliant, it's been a great aid with my recovery, which I am forever in Gamblers Anonymous debt.

The question I would like to ask is, why don't you put all the books and literature into one big book like they have done with the book "Alcoholics Anonymous"?

And a suggestion I would like to add to that is, why not have the 41 shares in the back of the book like they do with the "Alcoholics Anonymous" book, but with compulsive gambler's story's in it.

I bought my copy a year ago from the AA website and it cost me £8 for a hardback book. The book has sold 29 million copies worldwide, and has helped a lot of people.

I would be more than happy to buy a copy of "Gamblers Anonymous" for my own recovery and to help the organization.

This idea may be out of the forums Admins hands, but at least it gets people talking about it, and that can bring change.

All the best

Martin
My name is Martin, I am a compulsive gambler, my last bet was 29.9.2017. God grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change, courage to change the things that I can, and wisdom to know the difference.
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#2
Hi Martin,

I too thought the same, and I've got the big book of AA too. There is a similar GA book available in the US, it's blue too. Have you read all of the other documents in the literature section?

I guess you could say that the forum is an extension to the orange books, and constantly evolving.

In Unity

Simmo
One day at a time.  My last bet was 15/03/2016 and I hope and pray each day that it stays that way.
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#3
Hi Simmo

I will have to see if I can get hold of a copy from the US. All the literature on the site is a wonderful read. I Guess I am old-fashioned and want a Hard back book with it all the same place, almost symbolic.

Thanks for your reply.

Martin
My name is Martin, I am a compulsive gambler, my last bet was 29.9.2017. God grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change, courage to change the things that I can, and wisdom to know the difference.
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#4
Just received my copy's of "Sharing Recovery Through Gamblers Anonymous", "Gamblers Anonymous A New Beginning" and "Gamblers Anonymous the first 40 years" from the GA website in America.

I haven't had time to sit and read all three as yet, but they look like great books.

Thank you Simmo for pointing me in the right direction.

In Unity
Martin
My name is Martin, I am a compulsive gambler, my last bet was 29.9.2017. God grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change, courage to change the things that I can, and wisdom to know the difference.
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