Lost For Decades, Alcoholics Anonymous Manuscript To Be Auctioned For Millions

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By Gillian Brockell

Original Source: chicagotribune.com

The Alcoholics Anonymous book has stats most authors only dream of: more than 30 million copies sold. Translated into 67 languages. In 2012, the Library of Congress ranked it No. 10 in its top 25 “Books that Shaped America.”

But when it was published in 1939, its primary writer, William “Bill W.” Wilson, received neither payment (save writing costs) nor credit. The official author is still listed as “Anonymous.”

Now, the original manuscript, lost for decades and containing handwritten notes by Wilson and his friends…click here to continue reading

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