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For Drunks Only Booklet by Richmond Walker - First Edition

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For Drunks Only: One Man’s Reactions To Alcoholics Anonymous by Richmond Walker, author of the Twenty-Four Hours a Day book. This is one of the first 8,000 booklets printed in 1945-1946.

Richmond W., author of Twenty-Four Hours a Day; published For Drunks Only: One Man’s Reaction to Alcoholics Anonymous in September 1945. For Drunks Only is Walker’s personal story of following the guidelines in Chapter Five of Alcoholics Anonymous: “what we used to be like, what happened, and what we are like now.” He also adds insight on how A.A. works for those who are willing to accept the A.A. spiritual program of recovery from alcoholism.

In the early 1940s, Alcoholics Anonymous headquarters published only its Big Book and a few pamphlets. Meanwhile, many groups began publishing additional material for A.A. members. Richmond W. was a few years sober in A.A. and a member of the South Shore A.A. group in Quincy, Massachusetts when they published 2,000 copies of For Drunks Only in 1945. At that time, A.A. membership was around 13,000 and 900 A.A. groups were established. In March 1946, 6,000 more copies of For Drunks Only were printed by the Quincy Group and sold for 25 cents each to A.A. members.


In 1945, Richmond W. sent a copy of his pamphlet to his friend and A.A. co­founder, Bill W. The book was inscribed, “For Bill W. with gratitude from Rich W.” In 1946, Richmond W. offered Bill W. For Drunks Only; to consider for publication by A.A. But, A.A. declined to publish For Drunks Only; as it would also decline to publish Twenty Four Hours a Day when he made a similar offer in 1954.

The booklet is in very good condition. There is toning to the paper with light wear to the cover. There is a small pen marking on the front cover. No other writing or markings in the book.

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