Black & Blue & Yellow
April 2024 | Happy Birthday Big Book! | Featured Section

Black & Blue & Yellow

Celebrating 50 years of sobriety, she took down her book and marveled at the marks she made that mattered most

It was my 50th AA anniversary month and time for a good annual house cleaning. So I got down my original Big Book, a sixth printing of the Second edition, to reminisce. I was struck by the fact that there were few highlighted sections throughout its 164 pages. Just some pencil, black pen, blue highlighter and blue pen underlines. The Big Books I see in meetings today seem to be full of highlights everywhere. 


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